5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Amberish, thin white sudsy head, little lacing. Mealy nose, somewhat of a sweet melon. Mealy start, malty, fruity, big melon notes. Similar on the tongue. A bit sticky and very bready. Moderate body and mouthfeel. Mealy and fruity finish. Not sure what to make of this one. Certainly a sweet malty beer, fruity, with lots of melon. Okay I guess, but almost too much at first.
JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle. This was pretty good for a cream ale. Flavors of butterscotch, caramel, cream. Almost like drinking a cream soda with vanilla added.
queenholly (2411) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Very light tangerine and alcohol aroma, but not much else. Cloudy amber with a large off-white head, thick lacing. Weird bittersweet malt flavor. Medium body. After repeated disappointment with Cigar City, I think I’m done trying their beers.
shrubber85 (6507) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light tangerine and alcohol aroma. Cloudy golden yellow with larger off-white head. Sweet orange malt and bitter orange peel and alcohol flavor. Not horrible but nothing here that I particularly enjoy.
kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - STLCOB end of year tasting) orange-amber with off white head. Aroma of slightly sweet malt, Flavor is sweet bready malt with some light fruit and alcohol.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy, darker orange with fair, creamy, white head / Complex, sweet, candied nose of banana, orange, circus peanut, honey, resin, and straw / Full bodied, moderate sweetness, creamy and lush, with excellent balance and light bitterness on the finish / I am picking up bretty flavors of banana, orange, passion fruit, cream, resin, lavender, hay, and horse blanket / Belgian character. Superb.
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of CraftBeerDesign (thanks Geoff) poured a hazy orange amber with a samall lingering ivory head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, grapeftruit zest, lemon zest and yeast. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, yeast, lemon zest and light earthiness with a smooth dry bitter finish.
youdictategood (252) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at World of Beer, served in a snifter. Amber pour, creamy off-white head that hangs around. Aroma of malt, vanilla, some hops. Taste is like a less-sweet cream soda - caramel, a little saltiness (so, salted caramel, I suppose), slight hops bite. Kind of all over the place. Enjoyed it but probably wouldn’t pick it over any number of CCB beers.
Borresteijn (4138) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl Bottle at UDRBM, ABV 9%. Clear copper amber colour, white head. Aroma is sweet, candy, toasted malts, light hops. Flavour is light buttery, sweet, light fruity, butter candy, light hoppy bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Decent, easy drinking beer.
dEnk (3105) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is malt, caramel. Flavour is sugary malt sweetness, some caramel, bready notes. Meh, nothing special.