ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
After leaving this treat in the bottle for nearly a year it’s really smoothed out incredibly and is really making me happy on this Friday after a long and brain-draining week of work. I needed a beer. Bad.
The brew is bold, burnt orange, but slightly pale in saturation with a very dense white head and nearly solid sheets of lacing. This head remains very healthy, long after bottled, and the carbonation remains just as strong. It has a very finely balanced nose of grain, soft, mellow citrus hops, and a touch of burnt caramel sweetness. The experience is extremely smooth throughout, from nose to finish. The hop bitterness seems homogenous in presence with the grain, tasting, it seems at times, slightly of rye. Only a touch of that grainy, almost wood-like hop and malt character pervades the finish. This beer is really impressive. There’s just enough of every characteristic, from hops to grains to residual sweetness, they’re all perfectly balanced, and the soft, mellow character is much like a perfectly aged beer. Well, it helps that this was actually aged a little. This is much more impressive than I had expected.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a bottle at three philosophers with Bruce. Pours amber with one inch of white head. Grapefruit and citrus. Slight malt. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
zvikar (4119) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer. Pours yellow to hazy orange with a medium head, aroma of hops, some pine, flavor of grapefruit, lemon, lemon skin, medium bodied
koleminer20 (1862) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. The pour on this is (a shocker!) a darker orangey amber. Looks very similar to the other variants. The head is larger on this, similar to the FF CT, and the lace that’s left when the head fizzles down to a nice thin ring is just great. The aroma on this has a much more citrus dominates hop presence. There is still a good maltiness and some light caramel and slightly grassy. The cirta isn’t as prominent as one would expect to detect, but it is much moreso than the others. The flavor is delightfully bitter. I love the citrus. Some good grapefruit tones, and a lot of pine and resin. There is also that slight hint of caramel maltiness. The mouth feel is thin, but decent, and the after taste is lingering, bitter, and that you’d want in a mid-grade IPA. I think this is my favorite of the variants, but the regular is still better
wchesser (1807) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From flandersned. Thanks, Steve! Deep orange amber like others...why would it be different? Juicy citrus and light tropical fruit nose. Dry bitter finish. Good, but actually found the Falconers the most interesting maybe just out of novelty?
kerenmk (3816) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer. Cloudy amber blond, white head. Orange, hoppy aroma, sweet taste with hoppy undertones. Medium body, smooth, sweetish finish.
nuplastikk (5615) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Hazy orange body. Nail polish astringent dry citra hop action. Comes off a touch one-dimensional. Still really nice.
tomer (2733) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks teddybeer, small bubbley head, very hazy orange colour, flavour of pomello and orange blossom, flavour of herbs and tobbaco with some biscuity malt, medium strong bitterness that fades quite quickly. Nice but a bit dissapointing.
DSG (11117) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Cloudy orange. Aroma of stale hops, a bit fruity, a bit caramelly. Flavor has some sweetish malt, a bit caramelly, a bit honey-ish, with stale hops, mild fruitiness and some bitterness. Medium-bodied. past its prime.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruddy amber with floaters and a slowly dissipating taupe scalp and some flare lacing. Aroma of citrus, caramel, floral hops along with sweet bready malt. Taste is pretty sold with a few aberrations. Citrus, caramel, dough and floral notes with a weird herbal presence and a moderate bitter finale.