Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Wine Warehouse. Hazy straw yellow with a big head that disappears quickly. Aroma is strong spicy citrus. Very hoppy, herbal taste. Thin body. Blah.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A Mes rate: bottle at the ever brilliant Chris O’s Pre GBBF Extravaganza.
My god. Sorry guys but I thought this was really bad. Lemon yellow with a thin white head. Stale vegetables and farrrrrr too spicy. I really can’t drink this without pulling a face. Very medcinal in the finish. Dumped.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured clear, very pale golden with lots of rising carbonation and a fizzy cap of white head. The aroma was decidedly spicy, but I had trouble placing ’em.. some mint, spruce, and jasmine perhaps?.. sweet backing of pale malts and honeysuckle.. interesting. The flavor followed suit with bright, lively spices first and foremost (think I may be on to something with the spruce).. minty and refreshing finish.. pale backing left a little honey at the end. Medium-bodied and again spicy on the palate.. high carbonation made it a little hard to drink at times.. still quite an experience overall.
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Extremely strong clove and wheat malt aroma. Pale yellow color with small head. Strong clove, cinnamon and wheat malt flavor. Okay - very spicy.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 22, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. The bottle had a 2-inch layer of yeast at the bottom. Hazy amber beer with a cream colored head. Mineral and light spice aroma with a bit of dirt. Strange ginger spice flavor with malt and some pineapple. Medium body. Pineapple lingers with mineral notes, grain, and ginger.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy amber with a nice rocky head. Smells of lemon, coriander, crisp malt. Tastes dry with a nice coriander/citrus undertone. Finishes dry and semi sweet. A wonderful beer!
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy copper pour. Honey spruce nose. Some resin. Taste is lemon malt. Light bodied.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - 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 (5991) - 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.
Ernest (5892) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of chemicals (household cleaning products), orange/lemon zest, spruce/juniper.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation.
The spices yield a chemical-like odor that is not very pleasant. Could be worse, but it’s difficult to enjoy.