savnac (2056) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ The Brewers Art. Clear amber with no head. Spicy aroma of cardamom with some Belgian yeast and a slight perfume scent. Sweet malty base with a sourness from the yeast and a bit of bitterness from the spices. Medium body with a mild carbonation. The spices add a nice flavor to this one.
nuplastikk (3286) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml five dollar bottle at Maxs..suspect age. Super hazy unfiltered orange, copper. Big, frothy head. Big on the spice overload. Herbal, flowery, ect. Champagne carbonation is nice, but this beer is sort of unrefined, big and brutal. The carbonation is a little too gushy, maybe mildly infected? A classy spice bomb.
sonnycheeba (1907) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours cloudy gold/copper with a trace of fizzy, off-white head. Aroma is caramel and cereal malt, oranges, lime, floral hops, and herbs. Flavor is malt forward with supporting light fruit esters; herb undertones throughout with a sweet finish. Light body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brewerís Art. Pours hazy orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is spices, Candi sugar, biscuit and honey malt with fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward with heavy spices, sugar, fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
Drake (6497) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
C&C 750 mL bottle from State Line Liquors. Pours a hazy copper color with lots of visible carbonation. Large fizzy tan head recedes quickly but a thin layer sticks around a while. Yeast aroma with notes of lemongrass, spices and herbal notes. The taste is caramel, bread, yeast, spice, raisins, wheat, honey, dates. Medium bodied, somewhat chewy, very strongly carbonated. Interesting. I like.
DavoleBomb (1389) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a tulip.
4.0 A: Well, this is overcarbonated. First pour yielded one finger of beer and five of head. Unfortunately, the retention is really good, so getting a full glass was a huge investment of time. Anyway, lightly hazed light orange color. White head is thick and pillowy. As mentioned, great retention and big chunks of lacing.
4.0 S: Very nice interplay between the beer and the spices. Cardamon comes through the strongest with the cinnamon coming through in a complementary role. Itís hard to tell how much saffron there is in there as the peppery earthiness could also come from the beer. Speaking of the beer, itís dry, but peachy fruity with a strong pepper aroma.
4.5 T: The taste is even better! A lot sweeter, spicier, and fruitier than the nose. Cardamon and cinnamon go wild, but are within reasonable levels. Saffron is a bit stronger (I think). Lots of peach, funky wild apple, and something almost like chard. Still a bit dry, but sweeter than the nose suggests. Lots of pepper spiciness and a pleasant yeastiness. Very good.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Too much carbonation, but I probably didnít need to say that. Reasonably creamy and smooth.
4.0 D: Good beer that would have been more enjoyable without dealing with the carbonation. Still, I can deal with the carbonation since the beer is this good.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-08-2011 23:13:37
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a foamy off white head and amber color. Aroma is herbal, some light/medium malt. Then some cardamom, floral. Taste is herbal/floral hops, secondary light/medium malt-slight caramel.
jtclockwork (5102) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale amber with thick off white head. Nose of herbal medicine, cinnamon, cardamom, malt and cumin. Taste of homemade herbal remedy of cinnamon, cardamom, spice and more herbs.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Golden color, scant head. Aroma of saffron. This had a very odd mix of spices that just didnít quite work for me. A near miss.
Holy (817) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010 Shared with Travlr in Baltimore. Golden color with nothing significant in the nose. The initial sip is nice and spicy, but as the flavors separate the cardamom turns the beer to a sour note with an odd aftertaste.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Light orange with whispy white head. Nose is powerful with winter spices and floral tones, honey, cinnamon, orange. Flavor is big herbal/spiced ale with hints of bready malts and dark fruits under the rich spice profile, finishes sweet. Great aroma that exemplifies the spiced ale style, the rich flavors are prohibitive to larger quantiies but great in smaller quaffs.