Skyview (5360) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a single 750 ml bottle from Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a hazy golden orange colored brew with a thick off-white head that has some nice retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of multi-grain and golden grain malt, coriander, orange peel, and a touch of spice. Taste is medium to full bodied, plenty of thick multi-grain malt, coriander and spiced oranges. Finish is quite smooth, a touch spicy in the background with a lingering malt and orange aftertaste.
undsioux7 (868) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy deep yellow with a big white head. Spicy orange aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Spice, orange rind taste. A bit cloying which I wasn’t expecting. Very well done but a bit too thick for me for being a wit.
Tejas (944) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alcohol is hidden well. Seems like Sam Adams came out w/ one that was pretty hot. Good strong coriander flavor. Easy drinker. Would like to try again. Tossed in a lemon towards the end just for grins and it was a mistake.
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange, huge white head. Nice yeasty, fruity aroma - sweet and citrus. Flavor is a nice mix of fruity - citrus with a lot of lemon and orange, plus a sublte spicyness. Insanely drinkable, especially for 8%. Really nice beer. Thanks to theisti for the trade!
douglas88 (7585) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from the beerhive. Pours a cloudy straw color with a large white head. A sweet, spicy aroma, orange peel and coriander dominate. A full flavor of spices, oranges, yeast and dry malty flavors. Pretty nice. Easygoing and tasty.
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml Big Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma: Big malt aroma with the Belgian yeast coming through.
Appearance: Straw like Golden in color, Hazy with a light head.
Flavor: Malty with lots of spice and Belgian yeast.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: A very good Belgian wit this was a great beer and the price for a 750 was very low so it was good. Lots of spice and yeast flavors made this a terrific brew.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pre-GABF. Quickly fading head. Almost flat. Dark cloudy. Amber, gaoslin with spice underneath.
beerme1 (18) - , Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
After trying to pop the cork for 5 minutes it poured a nice cloudy gold when held to the light with a pale yellow head. Two finger. Smells very floral with orange peel, clove, coriander, and citrusy bitterness. Lots to smell here almost snorted some foam there for a bit. First drink was citrusy-sweet orange-banana held up by a spicy floral hop bitterness. If swigged too much can become a bit overpowering. Nice wit though.
rader58 (833) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pale hazy orange. Aroma of orange, clove and slight nutmeg. Orange, citrus, clove, spice flavors. Quite a wonderful array of flavors.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The sole reason I bought this beer when i saw it is that it was ’born in’ Kansas City, just like I was. Pours a beautiful hazy blonde with a lovely coriander-orange-lavender nose. On the tongue, delicate feathers of malt hit the palate with a nice balance between the malt, sour, spice, and floral components. I’m glad i saved this one for autumn; the ’double’ strength of this beer pushes it firmly from summer into autumn. A beautiful beer, i hope to get to have it in the future.