emacgee (3506) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sharp golden amber pour with a thin wispy white head. Nose is spicy/peppery, sprucy. Evergreen notes. Floral notes. Peppery flavor, tons of spices. Dry.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with small white head. some earthiness and a little spice make up the aroma. Dry slightly sweet flavours. Dry finish.
doublebock (455) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden translucent color with white lace. Heavy hefe aroma with some coriander and a slight pepper kick. Was hoping to taste some more of these fine and unique ingredients but unfortunately this is more reminescent of a regular and yeasty hefeweizen with a peppery tinge and a bit of ginger on the finish.
daniel0017 (329) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
opaque golden amber with carbonation. Sediment at the bottom. Decent amount of white bubbly head which laces the glass. Floral esters, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, pumpkin to the nose. Flavor is reflection of scents with some sweetness very well offset by the hops. Full-bodied, clean with average carbonation. Long finish, smooth and well balanced.
HeistAlmighty (850) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle. Orange amber colour, big white head with large bubble. Unfiltered with lots of carbonation. Aroma is apricots and apple pie spices. Sweet taste with some cinnamon and allspice. A touch of earthy hops and dusty yeast in the back. Rather complex taste. Quite dry in the mouth. Overall, it kind of reminded me of a pumpkin ale if they didn’t add the pumpkin.
MarkoR (334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an orangey colour with a medium head. Aromas of ginger, citrus, herbal. A very decent beer out of Italy.
rederic (2564) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle, honey gold color, with a frothy pillowy white head, yeasty, spicy fruity nose, with some apple, pear, pineapple esters, and with a coriander, curaçao, wheat, pale, toasty malt, light milky accent, and some floral citrus, leafy, grassy hop, cereral oat, wheat sourness notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice yeasty, doughy, fruity, spicy, wheat, pale, toasted malty, faint oat, wheat cereal sourness character, with some corainder, curaçao, faint pepper lemon, vanilla, flowery zesty citrus, leafy hop flavours, and with a faint vanilla pudding milkyish undertone, leading towards a yeasty, doughy, fruity, spicy, cereal maltiness, light lingering citrus, lemon peel, leafy, hop bittering finish.
hawthorne00 (1890) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 10C.Just hazy gold with a large white head. Aroma of light dough, orange and lemon, heaps of flowers, mild spices. Sweet and (overly) floral - with gentle spices and bitterness. Very dry finish leaves a mouthful of potpourri. Lovely mouthfeel is quite smooth despite highish carbonation. Far too much of the camomile for me, but there’s a lot that’s really winning about this.
yrstruly (197) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold with a dissipating, foamy head. The aroma is all over the place - flowers, barnyard, banana and clove, spicy yeast. The taste is medium-sweet and spicy with cinnamon and alcohol. This fades to a pleasant and mild, floral hop bitterness. Not balanced but definitely interesting.
3fourths (7064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, bbd March 2013. mostly clear gold, sparkling, with a billowy white head. the nose is ever-changing and captivating: lemon juice, lemon oil, sweet banana, tulips, ginger, chamomile, white pepper, calcium and more. the chamomile is probably the most stable of aromas in this, and it becomes more difficult to get past as time goes on, but it’s a minor complaint here, because the nose is pretty outstanding in both complexity and presentation. body has distinct roundness and fullness, I’m guessing from the oats and wheat; texture is creamy and smooth; bitterness is moderate to high; wheat tartness and oat fullness present as well. it’s very rustic and old world, they nailed the yeast character perfectly. the spices (bell pepper? are you sure that’s not a mistranslation?) are kept quiet other than the chamomile. delicious, delicate, soft nose combined with surprising heft on the palate, we have a winner here.