dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at EBF. Grapefruit is normally a fruit I expect to find in a good IPA, and this was sort of similar to that. The grapefruit really reminded me of an IPA but with the flavor/taste of a saison. Interesting but not my favorite of the bunch.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange with big, fizzy & foamy white head / Delicate, tart nose of brett, candy, and orchard fruit / Medium to full body, tart, aggressive fine-bubbled carbonation, somewhat sweet and syrupy underneath, but with good hop balance and moderately bitter finish / Complex flavors of passion fruit, pineapple, banana, orange, apple, smoke, clove, coriander, straw, horse blanket, manure, and grapefruit wood (presumably) / A tiny bit overly sweet and syrupy for my taste, with carbonation problems, but still a great brew, and significantly better than the lemon wood version by my notes.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: liquid sunshine. Grapefruit yellow and gold. Bubbly vibrant white head leaves a collar while very active carbonation sends a slow and steady stream of bubbles to the top.
Nose: grapefruit and soft leather – chamois. Apricot skins. Wild tropical fruits in the raw – guava, papaya, and starfruit – all basking under the warm summer sun. Raw ginger root.
Palate: freshly squeezed and pulped white and yellow grapefruit. Apricots. Fizzy frothy mouthfeel thanks to the still active yeasts bubbling and fermenting away – gives an ethereal quality to the beer altogether. Ginger and cumin mingle along the edges and in the breath. Soft white breads in the back. My tongue tingles with each quaff. Ripe tropical fruits.
Final Thoughts: wow! Grapefruit was our family business for two generations and while the Lier family may no longer be involved the grapefruit will always have a soft place in my heart. The stuff sold in supermarkets is crap; if you want real grapefruit really good you need to find a local grower and look into buying a bushel during picking season. In the meantime, I’ll get my grapefruit fix with the Dos Costas Oeste thanks to Cigar City.
radarsock (631) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It smells of saltwater, brie, ginger extract, wheaten grain, and poppy seeds. Its pours is a delightful orange tangy color brimming an off-what head with lively bubbles that sinks into itself within a minute of sitting. Tastes of table sugar, green apples, pear skins, hop bitterness, grass trimmings. Ends with an odd seaweed/salty characteristic that honestly I don’t know what to make of it.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks RadarSock for sharing this bottle! Enjoyed in a Portsmouth Snifter.
A - Hazy light orange. Lots of bubbles. 1-finger head that fades fast.
S - Lots of fruit in this. Sort of spicy. Hints of ginger.
T - Big ginger up front. Lemons and grassy. Very florally and a finish that’s peppery.
M - 85% Carbonation on the mouth swish. Medium body. Peppery sweet finish. Dry champagne finish too.
O - This is a great beer. Surprisingly good. Still maybe too peppery and spicy.
b3shine (3517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml to oversized snifter (thanks mikem409). Looks good; orange with thin white lacing. Smells solid; sweet, grapefruit, and coriander. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Good beer; interesting.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks Greg.pourslight clear orange nicehead fads fast. Aroma of fruit and malt. Taste is crisp bubbly with some dried fruit
Dunbar72 (129) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Tkrjukoff’s CCB-day in Sätila. Pours hazy yellow with a large off-white head. Citrus/sour aroma, wild yeast. Tart, citus to the taste. A bit phenolic.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, a touch of pepper, tropical fruit and perfumed floral notes. Sweetish fruity and spicy flavour with pineapple and fresh wood in particular
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably the best of the three bottled variations, despite spewing beer everywhere. Cloudy orange in color with a white head. Good grapefruit aroma, plenty of wood, grass, and yeast. A little bit of biscuit malt in there, too. The flavor has a nice dryness to it. Biscuit malts, yeast, and plenty of wood and grapefruit. Not quite as peppery as the other versions. Just a bit of grass and bitterness on the finish.