osu97gp (649) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt and light grassy hops. Flavor of sweet malt, herbs and citrus.
cbfobes (2290) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at local restaurant, pours a clear amber with spotty lacing, the aroma actually had a decent amount of hops with some caramel and malt, the flavor was pretty disapointing compared to the aroma, some light caramel and malt with a finish of a metal like finish, ugh.
wxman (1417) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is good. On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear golden with a nice white head. Malt a sweatsock aroma. I know that sounds gross, but in this case it isn’t. Nice biscuity vanilla wafer and sweet malt taste. Some tartness. Really good!
rangerred (918) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap.
Arrived a slightly hazy light copper with little head.
Aroma was somewhat sweet and malty with a little bit of caramel and citrus.
The flavor was quite toasted and I though I detected some rye in there. There was an underlying citrus note but it was hard to tell if it was from the hops or the yeast possibly. A moderate bitterness and a clean finish.
Overall, I thought this was an ok beer but far from great. Not sure I would really seek it out again.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Old Chicago. Lots of caramel and a little citrus hop bitterness. Decent beer overall, thought I would really like to try the BA version of it.
wlajwl (3818) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is yeast, fruit and malts. The flavor is sweetish malts, strawberries and a smooth finish.
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color (obviously). Fruity, apricot flavor with a light malt finish. Pretty good for an amber.
Notes: Brewery visit during GABF
rondphoto (1947) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with a lingering head covering and good spot lacing. The usual caramel malt is right up front, closely followed by medium hops. The bitterness lingers nicely far into the night. Worth a try.
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar, Blacksburg. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of grainy and nutty malts, floral notes and caramel. The taste is bitter hops, nutty notes and a toasted finish. Medium bodied.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: steady stream of bubbles under an off-white head. Full collar of lace borders a patchy, solid head. Swirls thick and tempting.
Nose: orange flesh and peach fuzz. Breads underneath. Moist orange bran muffins and orange breakfast breads. Tangerines. Generic dried hops in the back.
Palate: sweet up front and bitter in the back. Bitterness is orange rind, dried herbs, and straw. Bready sweet in the middle with orangey pulp.
Final Thoughts: it was alright. A good session sipper that would work well with cheddar cheeses, pizza, burgers.