marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamed wheat, orange, and floral yeasty aromas. Rich golden orange color with an off white bubbly head and good lacing. Flavor is bright and fruity. Initial puch of juicy fruit, continues with a spiciness and a light cheese flavor in the finish. Lemon like overtones through the middle. Tartness comes through. Palate is rich enough, sweet and some bitter sourness on the finish. Alcohol is lightly noticable. Nice lingering flavors on the finish. Dry enough but a nice litttle bit of sweetness.
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours nice head pale in color. Nose is bready yeast, lemon zest, corander and spices, taste is the same. Overcarbonated, but the body is nice. The lingering sour on the palette is enjoyable as well, but this beer is slightly unbalanced in my opinion.
swanmann (596) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It poured hazy golden-orange with plenty of sticky off white foam, settling rather quickly. I smell plenty of spices and fruits; cardamom, clove, oranges and alcohol. It tastes slightly tart with nice sweetness from the Belgian yeast. Tremendously drinkable. It’s delicious.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 1 of 2009. Pours an almost murky, bronze color with vigorous effervescence giving the head a full, very fizzy, white which settles after a minute to a lasting, small to medium, dense head which leaves minimal lace rings. Nose is pretty typical for the style and filled with notes from the adjuncts; coriander is prominent, lots of doughy yeast, banana yeast esters, and undertones of lemon peel, faint orange peel, fresh laverder, light honey, and some toasted grains. Flavor is similar but sweeter and more citrusy; mlat notes of caramel, honey, and whole grain bread, yeast notes of bread dough and some banana esters, more floral or lavender notes than expected, and a definate wit tartness of lemon zest with some orange in there too. Palate is fair with a prickly, lively carbonation, a light to medium body, and a silky but drying mouthfeel; tartness is mildly refreshing and the ABV is very well hidden. Finishes with the bready malt and yeast notes lingering with some coriander and lemon zest left on the tongue. A very solid imperial wit with the palate as the only area lacking. Nice tartness, nice yeast complements, and certainly a flavorful beer. My biggest complaint would be that with the addition of so many adjuncts, it is hard to notice the base beer’s attributes. Either way the adjuncts were not overbearing but were more than complementary. I am looking forward to trying more from this brewery.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Noogfest High 5. Sample from a bottle thanks to Butters. Hazy orange with a thin white ring. Aroma is spicy clove, oranges. Taste is big spicy clove, oranges, mixed citrus.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked and caged courtesy of theisti – thanks Tim! Pours a cloudy orange with a 3 finger off-white head that leaves thick, but slick lacing. The nose is spicy yeast, coriander and orange zest. The taste is malt, spicy yeast, citrus and white pepper with a crisp light fruity/banana finish. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Very refreshing on this hot 106 degree day. Good Wit – thanks again Tim!
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mar, thanks my friend!! Pours a hazy yellowish color with a fluffy whtie head. I liked this. Aroma is full of wheat, coriander, lemon, banana and lots of yeast. Flavor is tart and lemony with lots of yeast, wheat, spices and some funky notes as well. A nice beer.
CanIHave4Beers (3210) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2009 Pours a hazy orange with a loose but big head that diminishes and tightens up a bit. The aroma is complex and a little wild with spicy clove, bubblegum, ginger, orange banana, pineapple and some yeast. The flavor has a great sweet on dry balance. Flavors include but are not limited to spicy ginger, orange, cognac, a menagerie of spices, some booze but not too harsh. I know this would not hold up well to ageing, without the spices I’m afraid this would be a boozy mess, but as it sits right now it is very tasty.
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour is cloudy yellow with large white head. Aroma is sour wheat, faint sweetness, green olives, and grass. Flavor is strong wheat, mild green olive, a touch of barnyard funk and hay. It’s solid, but not quite cohesive with a bit of alcohol in the finish.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle served in my old school Boulevard Smokestack glass. Pours cloudy ornage-yellow with scan white head. The nose is dominated with lavender and reminds me of Avery Twelve. Very perfumy. It appears that I enjoyed the Avery, but I’m not feeling this. Lots of flowers in the flavor as well, with a little bit more of a peppery and citrus note. Doughy body with sprite carbonation. A little bit of extra heat on the finish. Not much of a fan.