TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Hazy orange brown with a whipped ivory head leaving a blast of lacy spots. Nose is lemon, coriander, toffee and pastry dough. Sticky, syrupy with fizzy carb. Taste is toffee, orange peel, candied ginger, lemon and wood. The lemon adds just enough to balance the sweetness like when used in iced tea. My favorite of the three.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received in trade from burg326, thanks Adam. Another golden hazy pour. Sweeter than the grapefruit, which I liked, but finishes just a notch behind. Glad I could drink these all side by side.
Oakes (12514) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light tan colour without much head. The aroma is footy yeast, with hints of wood and lemon balm. Fairly spicy character, with lemon and wood. The wood treatment is quite interesting but the base beer doesn’t seem to offer much.
madvike (2728) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours light hazy amber with a thin white head. Nose is tropical fruit, white pepper, spicy with a fruity pale malt. Tastes about the same--lightly peppery with a dusty yeastiness and a sugary sweet candied pineapple note. Pretty slick, not a lot of carbonation, and a big thick body. Decent, but too sweet for my tastes.
patrickfannon (1240) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sample from Vinnie. I don’t really even want to rate this. It is boring, plain and tastes like a spicy, weird witbier with some orange and some weird lemon hints. So disappointingly average, especially for what used to be one of my favorite brewers. Huge letdown.
PhillyCraft (3220) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with keith. Poured an ultra carbed glowing bright orange, small head and barely any lacing to note. Aromas of orange juice, wood, spicy coriander, dry character. Taste is dry as hell, woody, ginger, lemons, honey. Beer was very sweet, saison notes, ultra bubbly.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, nila wafers, florals, wood, and caramel. Flavor of herbs, lemon, caramel, and wood with a dry finish.
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange pour with a white head. Citrus nose with oak and light caramel malts. Med body with big citrus notes and pale malts. Sweet lemon finish with some spices and banana.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is orange peel and coriander, biscuit malt, intermingled into a citrus, sour, spiciness. Barrel and a but of alcohol heat are also present.
Taste is sourness, citrus, lemon, alcohol heat, and vanilla.
Finish its slightly hot, sweet, and citrus.
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured golden/amber-orange with a smallish head. Not much retention. Estery, spicy, some tropical fruits and citrus. Couldn’t total detect the wood flavor but noticeable lemon characters for sure. Crisp, refreshing. Some malt sweetness, very botanical-like for balance. Citrus, pine-like, extremely earthy.