sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Pours clear amber with a small head. Aroma is odd. Hints of pineapple, caramel, and marshmallow mix with apple cider and a mustiness. Decent at times, but at other moments isn’t very good. Taste does not jump out with anything overly bold, but is enjoyable nonetheless. Good dose of yeast melts into some ambiguous fruitiness. I don’t know what it is I like about the taste, but it is just solid. Good mouthfeel--thick, smooth, with an average length finish. Overall, this is definitely a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde beer. I think the taste really has potential for something special, but the aroma is pretty hard to get past. I’ll try Blacklist’s stuff on tap, or if they come out with small bottles, but otherwise I think I will skip them in the future.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Poured medium golden with a sticky, well-retained white head. The aroma picked up tart lemon zest, white pepper, floral notes, and cloves over clean bready malts.. a touch muddled, but nice. The flavor found tart lemon zest and white spices on the tip of the tongue, with clean bready malts and a touch of honey.. spicy toward the back, with a trail of peppery alcohol down the throat.. tasty. Medium-plus bodied, spicy and engaging.. Good stuff!
deyholla (9821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Pours s cloudy pale yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of flora, Belgian yeast, light fruit and light sweet grains. Flavor has a strong sweet grain note with some sweet flora and light fruits underlying.
Ericular (937) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Northgate Liqours tasting. This was nice, slick, and dry. Very sweet, with a nice finish.
baraciisch (2775) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy burnt orange in color... Aroma of candied sugar, overripe bananas, caramel... Flavor is sweet and syrupy, lots of candied fruits, citrus, banana, sticky toffee and light spices... Finishes a little thinner... Solid beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
commonmac (1000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Large bottle purchased at Haskells. Tulip glass. Really attractive amber-orange color. Lots of sweetness. Impressed by the Belgian style representation. Smell predominately syrup-like dark fruit. Really enjoy the finish. Almost a vibrant Belgian strong ale. Refreshing, tart, good. This MN ale could hold its own at a festival in Brugges.
Nuffield (4020) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2014 Such a big orange color! Vigorous hop presence. Moderate bitterness infusion. O.k. I hadn’t heard of this brewery before now. (on tap at Winter Beer Dabbler, January 2014). // Bubblegum and grassy notes in a slightly hazy yellow beer; sweet, quite sweet. (At Ale Jail Anniversary Party 2014)
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at APN, hazy orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of sugary citrus, orange, hints of grass, touch of earth, hints of white fruits, slight notes of red fruits as well in there. Taste is a mix of red fruits, slight spice, grass, orange and grapefruit notes, hints of grain, caramel, and toffee notes, finishing fairly sweet, sugary. Way too sweet.
BeerKurve (520) - - SEP 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy dark yellow color with a fizzy head that turns filmy & higher in volume with a high amount of carbonation. Lacing retention is also pretty good. Aroma of lemon zest, cloves, bananas, cracked peppers, and pale malts. Flavors of yeast, cracked peppers, lemony zest, bananas, cloves, bubblegum and malts. Body is moderate in weight, lightly carbonated and rather smooth. Great tasting beer!
JK (5626) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
All Pints North 2013.Orange color. Sweet with yeast, some citrus, and sugar. High abv is well hidden.