JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The nose is quite light and spicy. Soft fruit and light berry/spiciness. A little bit of bright yeastiness. Wheaty with a little bit of clove. Fairly earthy bitterness on the back. Well-balanced and quite tasty.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A nice fruity semi-rustic belgian ale with APA style hopping. Nice brew.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy orange body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is tangy with some light rustic yeast notes. Taste has a lot of those little dried oranges cubes, a bit of caramel, semi-rustic belgian yeast, light spicy notes, a touch of pine-tree. Mild fruity bitterness. Very lively authentic Belgian carbonation and body. Sessionable. I really liked that beer, more so than most previous raters it appears. I’m probably just different. Sometimes I wonder why I am so me.
nimbleprop (5094) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Pours a translucent orange with one ring of white head. Nose is floral, perfume, a little candy sugar, grapefruit zest. Flavor is sweet, limes, lemons, malty, white pepper. Full bodied and lightly bitter on the end.
tgncc (2854) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Actually smells like a farm, barnyard, funk, earth, sweatsock. The appearance is a hazy gold color, white head. The flavor is earthy, fruity, apples, pears, nice. The finish is a light hop bittering. Thin to medium in body. Good overall.
MiP (13726) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub. Mild teaish hop aroma. Cloudy orange colour. No head. The flavour is nicely hoppy, wet hops, taste like Nelson Sauvin, but not bad. Citric hop note in the finish.
kramer (5063) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, at brewery. Pours a slightly hazy amber-copper body with a small fizzy off-white head. Dark caramel notes offer a light hint of sweetness over a slight belgian yeast note. Minimal to no hops. The flavor is moderate bitterness with some leafy hops, and some light Belgian yeast. The caramel and the Belgian yeast just doesn’t work together in this one for me. It’s just a bit too heavy. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a little too thick of a texture and very fizzy carbonation. Sticky lingering finish. Meh, don’t dig this one.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap @ bullfrog - nice spicy arouma, caramel malts, funky brett, cinnamon spice. Pretty bitter hops. Bad balance.
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bullfrog. Pours a hazy beige to tan color with a thin white head. Spicy lemon notes on the nose. Quite hoppy, gritty and earthy. Dry yeasty finish with some big grapefruit bitterness.
MrChopin (3428) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Bullfrog 8/16
Orange-amber with a shade of tan, thin cream-colored head. Heavy fruit in the nose, mainly sweet berries, and significant hop and spice (cinammon). Heavier spice nose, less fruit and only minor hop. Astringent spice bite in the finish, reminiscent of Gift of the Magi. The fruit nose is fantastic, but it falters after that.
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bullfrog. I had my sample and pint in mid to late August during the little league world series, and at that point the carbonation was fine. The pour was hazy deep coppery with 2-fingers of off-white head. Nose was big yeasty spices, malt, florals, and hopcitrus. Tasted yeasty and spicy up front, with mid-palate malt, hopscitrus, and floral dryness late. Rich and complex mouthfeel, I really enjoyed this one.