bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The golden yellow lager seemed to be a mild attempt at making a saison-wit combination.
The spiciness came out in the first taste and I wasn’t thrilled with the sharpness that I took in.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz - Perfect Pour. Hazed light gold, thin fizzy white head. Nose was a full on assault of grassy gingerbread notes that quickly warmed to sweet lemony lavender-like tones. Spicy ginger floral flavor balances on swirls of candied lemon peel and kisses of yeast. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Probably a love or hate beer. I dig it though as it’s quite unique and perfect for some summer food pairings...
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2008 Bomber. Poured a cloudy yellow with big bubbles and a quickly fading white head. Aroma of lemon, grassy herbs and a mild potpourri of spices dominated by ginger. Flavor here characterized by wheaty and sweet cereal malts (Wit-like), citrus and a slurry of spices and herbs, again mostly ginger which is at the forefront. There’s also a noticeable fennel presence which gives me the impression that an Italian sausage had been dropped accidentally into my glass. Quite fizzy and soda-like body. Very interesting potion, though the fizziness kind of ruined the experience for me. Draught version is probably better.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Gate. Straw yellow in color with a little white head. Sweet fruity hoppy aroma. Lemony, apple cherry tart notes. Fruity hoppy malty flavor. Citrusy hoppy notes. Tart. Finish is spicy. Well balanced. Refreshing. Nice beer.
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured up on tap at the Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a hazy gold/straw color with bright white head and some nice cobweb lacing. Cool looking brew. The aroma starts with some sweetness that has an apple angle to it. Then it becomes lemon, hay and a bit of sweet and tart cherry candy. The taste rises up quickly with mild tartness, apple sweetness, some building malt sweetness and noble hop bitterness. The noble hop notes grow to midway and into the finish along with lemon, mild ginger and residual zestiness. Great full flavored hot weather brew.
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a golden/ blond cloudy with a thin white head. Fruity and spicy. Good presence of citrus, little orange peel and a nice extra bite with the use of spices such as ginger. Smooth and a really good balance between fruits and herbs/spices.
Very refreshing and pleasing brew.
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy straw yellow with big white head. Aromas of corriander and lavender. Flavors of corriander, clove bread and lemon. Has a touch of spiciness. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Something different and interesting to try.
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet citrus with a big dose of corriander and a lot ginger, with some pepper spice. Pours cloudy yellow with a thick whte head that disipates. Big ginger flavor, very floral (lavender), sweet wheat citrus like flavors almost candied lemon peel in the background, i actually enjoy this, but it took me 3 time to get used to the flavors, at first the ginger is over powering, but it balances out over time. Its a great beer for Florida, this summer’s a hot one already!
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a cloudy, pale, yellow-gold color. A small, foamy, off-white head is quickly fleeting, leaving minimal, sudsy lacing on the glass. The aroma is harshly spiced, with coriander, lavender, ginger root, and camphor overpowering the subtle lemon peel note that I detect in the background. On the whole, it has a very Pine Sol-esque feel that I just do not dig at all. Flavors are equally messy, with gobs of coriander and minty, floral spices crushing everything in their path. There’s nothing subtle about this one, and I can’t help but think "cleaning products" as I drink it. Medium to thin bodied and semi-dry, it finishes with an annoying astringency. I’m a fan of what they are trying to do with the Coney Island line, but this one sucks, plain and simple.
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cloudy yellow beer with a thick white head. Lots of suspended sediment. Aroma is light and lemony with a very interesting combination of spices. Cinnamon, clove, coriander and ginger in a soft bready malt base. Sort of like a combination of winter ale and Belgian wit. Yeast is pretty clean letting the spices come through. As it warms the ginger really picks up. Completely unique brew.