EdKing (1302) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from my friend Mike. Colour is chestnut amber, white head. Nose is orange blossom, coriander, grain husk, sour, creamy lactic, yeast, alcohol. Taste is sharp, tangy, little bit sour, alcoholic, lots of oranges, citrus acidic, coriander, vanilla, woody and he finish is creamy lactic and light orange liqueur. Broadens out on the tongue to become alcoholic and orangey, with some vinous character. Lots and lots going on in here, lots of complexity but works pretty well. As always with Dogfish Head there’s always a slight element of throwing in the kitchen sink with too many flavours but a nice complex beer.
Tinco (417) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange hazy, some yeasty floaties in there. No head. Aroma, fruity sweetness, caramel, fresh, nice complexity, orange, vinous, rotten dusty cellar. Taste is sweet, alcohol, fruits, vinous, lemon, overripe cherriesbban interesting and complex brew. Like it! Bottle from 09
Steve_0 (1271) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home shared with Ryan. Pour is bright orange with a frothy white head and good lacing. Spice, citrus, bread, grass, graham crackers, light figs, and orange peel in the aroma. Taste is light banana, clove, bread, coriander, sweet fruits, citrus, ginger, and wood with a lightly spicy finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Spicy, fruity, bready, and well-balanced. Not bad.
Strykzone (3814) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A hazed orange beer that has little head. Some interesting fruit in the nose. Soft fruit is tasted with vinous notes and soft pale malts. I like this.
NikkTwist (892) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Monks. Hazy orange amber with a big frothy white head that left quite a bit of lace. Like a bourbon barrel aged wheat beer but a much lighter flavor. Not much sweet. No sour. Grape skins. High alcohol. Hints of bready wheat notes. OK, but missing an element to bring it across the finish.
Bambalanz (14) - temecula, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I wanted to like this. I really did. The aroma at the start let me know that it wasn’t going to be great. It smells to me like some plain Jane lager. It poured beautifully amber with a fluffy white head, but that was the highlight. The taste is nothing but sweet with a touch of oakiness at the back end. For all the complexity described on the bottle, I was expecting a lot more in the flavor profile. The mouth feel is a bit off. The carbonation is a bit too fizzy, with these really small hyperactive bubbles that are not meshing well with the taste. A noble concept this beer is, and a worthy experiment, but I would have it taste more like the pinot noir. Get some nice grapey flavors in there. It tastes like fizz oak syrup right now
ekstedt (4544) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy of Nisse666. Clear copper, medium off-white head. Fruity, caramelly, nutty, and slightly spicy aroma. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Semi dry, low to medium bitterness.
Nisse666 (3161) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle many thx to Travlr cons 2012-09-01 Göteborg
AP: reddish, high frothy cream caramel colored head
F: rock sugar, citric, grainy, Trocadero, sour, peppery,
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on September 1, 2012
1 pt 9.6 fl oz
Tiny particle filled copper color, off-white head. Lactic, sweet, yoghurt scent. Sweet, spicy, yeast, sugar, alcohol, Belgian notes taste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
_angst_ (1745) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Nisse666. Pours hazy reddish brown with a small offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and spicy with crackers, cloves, white pepper, lemon zest, dry soil, dry wood, sweet bread, coriander, mandarin oranges, orange zest, rose pepper, dry soil and gooseberries. Taste is very sweet and quite spicy with crackers, candi sugar, glue, white paper, cloves, mandarin orange orange peal, gooseberries, red currants, alcohol, coriander, dry soil and sweet bread. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and spicy with caramel, toffee, lemon juice, dry soil, hay, coriander, rose pepper, sweet bread and red currants.