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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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A swarm of flavor and a stinger at 11.5% ABV. The French saison yeast produces big, estery, phenolic aromas and flavors, while the wildflower honey from Madhava Natural Sweeteners in Longmont CO lends a spicy, sweet aroma with essence of dried fruits. Champagne yeast is also used to complete fermentation and create a dry finish, and a strong malt bill imparts a rich, golden honey color to the ale.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34321) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
From tap at Stub and Herbs. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity and light toasted malty. Sweet, overripe fruity and phenolic. Smooth and phenolic, fruity lingering into an overripe fruity finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
13th September 2014
Hazy amber beer, small cream coloured head. Palate is light and crisp and fairly dry. Evaporating dry alcohol immediately obvious but there is no real heat. Sweet malts, repressed subtle hops. Tangy dried orange. Mild spice. Light dry finish. Very clunky and not easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s Post-GBBF 2014 Tasting - London. Pours perfectly clear, bright amber-gold with a frothy white head. The nose holds some doughy bread, light toffee. Very, very sweet, with toasted sugars, yeasty bread, candi sugars and old oranges. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Super sugary finish with grains, candi sugar, yeast and doughy wheat. So so.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014, London. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Honey aroma, grass, hay, bready notes, citrus, some caramel. Fruity honey flavor, raisins, hay, warming alcohol, peach, some grass.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12135) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy copper with a frothy white head. Aroma of dark honey and floral. With sour barnyard after. Full bodied. Flavor is honey, dark fruit, fruity esters. Very strong flavors. The dark fruit grabs my mouth - like bitter. This is quite dry. As astringent aspects. Lots of malt, but something balances that. Woot!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of honey, pear, and coriander. Flavor of honey, yeast, white grapes, coriander, pear, and grass. Sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12076) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Golden orange with a moderate off white covering. Nose is light smoke, honey, straw, bitter citric notes, light yeast. Taste comprises orange rinds, sweet lickings, candied nuts, honey toast, light spice, faint yeast esters, suggestion of dark fruits. Medium + body, moderate carbonation, lightly drying close with a touch of booze but drinking below 11%. Fair.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10840) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of honey, carmel, yeast, light spice and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of honey, carmel, light fruittiness and light spice with a smooth dry lingering carmel finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (9773) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisO after GBBF day 3. Clear orange golden color, average sized white head. Aroma is lightly malts, quite yeasty, indeed some honey and some herbs or spices. Taste malts, quite a lot of honey, herbs and spices, sweetish, lightly alcohol. Average body, medium carbonation. Not my beer, but I can’t say there are real flaws in it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2015
Sample at Daily Growler Powell. Pours a clear orange-cold color with a medium fluffy off-white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of malt, honey and spices. Medium to full body with flavors of grainy malt, sweet honey, herbs and fruit. The finish is borderline cloyingly sweet herbal honey and malt. Slightly above average overall.


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