puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of sweaty, lightly oxidized aroma, a touch of black pepper and cheese. Light foamy cap. Thinnish flavor, poor malt definition, light hops. Weak backbone.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from matt7215. Thanks again. Pours a pale orange gold with a foamy white head. It laces lightly. Aromas of spice and citrus zest. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is yeasty, earthy, lightly malty, and there are hot spice bits. Finish is more orange peel than anything specific, but the hot bits definitely persist. Gets a mite earthier.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BCTC. Pours a clear amber with hints of caramel and a thin white head. Black pepper and lemon on the nose. Light lemony flavors on a thin to medium body. Finishes with a light balancing bitterness.
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
came out a nice rusty orange. notes of orange zest, coriander, clove, floral, honey. very crisp, spicy, and a quick bitter finish. pleasant.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Volo. Pours a nice hazy light gold with a big white head. Aroma is on the orange zest cide and citrusy, but not overwhellmingly so- more of a thiriez citrsu than a dupont dry spicy character- some phenols earth and yeast but all light- seemed very clean. Flavor is doughy, good fresh pils malt, on the citrusy side againw ith orange zest, and even some valencia orange juice hints, yeasty with a lemon spritz in the end - light phenols hints of vanilla dn avery clean fairly dry finish. This was pretty solid actually.
matt7215 (2081) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle from a trade with tupalev. pours clear peachy orange with a lasting and lacing white head. aroma of yeast and spice. flavour; light malt, yeast and spice. a light easy drinking summer brew but an excellent one. thx jeff!
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow with thick white head that thins quickly. Yeasty aroma. Citrus yeasty wheat taste. Easy drinking for hot summer days.
auerbrau (3082) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Beer Bistro - Toronto, Ontario. Pours a cloudy middle golden-orange, with a nice white foamy head. Interesting marmalade-like nose. Cooked orange rind. A bit of alcohol and some yeast. But, lots of marmalade. Flavor is coarser. Unique and yeast-inflected. Dry. There’s some wet, moldy malt character that comes through that I don’t enjoy. Also, some phenolic bitterness that gets a little heavy. Alright.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2010 341mL bottle from Tupalev, thanks for picking this one up Jeff. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium white head. The aroma is very nice, sharp spices mixed with sweet malts and the kind of yeastyness I would expect from a saion, a touch of musty dankness, as well as some banana and citrus esters. Very inviting. Flavour has some subtle funk upfront met with dry yeastyness, fruity esters and sweet malts finishing it out. Very light and refreshing, like a German Hefe with some funk to it. Grainy sweetness in the aftertaste, not unlike Muskoka’s new canned Hefe. It works out quite well and hits the spot perfectly on a hot summer evening. I wish I could buy this regularly!
garthicus (2480) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2009 Re-rate as I was most definitely not served this in Rhino. Appearance: Amber orange almost a haze to it, some visible carbonation and a nice white head. Aroma: Lovely earthy/farm notes, like a barn, hops, ’salt’, lemon. Flavour: Spicy initially with an enjoyable carbonation bite, malty with a good amount of hops. Very sessionable, very summer. Very enjoyable. Great work Ken and Co!