b3shine (3506) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to snifter. Looks good; a semi-transparent orangish-brown with off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; black tea and juniper berries with notes of coriander and lemongrass. Tastes like it smells with some weizen yeast notes too. Good on the palate. An easy-drinking 9% beer!
Hopswagger (86) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
P: A vivacious apricot body housing a multitude of floaters. A nice off white bubbly thin head that has decent retention. Wet bubbly lacing that sloshes the sides but doesn’t stick.
S: Cinnamon, chai, vanilla, toasted rye bread, spicy booze and juniper berries. Aroma is a cross between pumpkin pie and a chai latte.
T/M: Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, juniper berries and rye bread create a cornucopia of lavish flavors. Toasted grains, chai, musty wood, dank yeast and boozy fruit follow. The aggressive effervesce leaves a tingly peppered palate. Saison like.
O: This reminds me of gulab jamun but with more natural earthy essence and a dialed down syrupy sweetness. Super complex brew that has layers upon layers building an ever evolving flavor profile.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. shared bottle. Pours a golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, spice, and tea. Taste is lemon, tea, ginger, coriander, berries, and malt. Very interesting in a good way.
unclemattie (3904) - Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Bottled in 2009. Orange pour. Aroma of Christmas spices, nutmeg, clove, some cardimom, and juniper. Tastes of caramel malts, chai spice, and spruce tips. A bit of oxidation, but its an old bottle. Very fun indeed! (3678)
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. This is another wonder from DH. Really different - but not so far out you regret it.
Jrwhitney6 (195) - - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy light orange with a lot of particles floating around. At first I thought the glass must have been dirty. But, as turned off as i was by the appearance, I was turned on by the nose. Great smell of chai/black tea on top of a nose of a Belgian white ale. Taste is interesting - definitely get the chai at the start, followed by a really tart fruit taste...a drop too tart. If the finish was a bit smoother, this would be awesome. As it is, it is good and different.
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vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was really tasty with the chia tea. Light and very balanced. Good beer.
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Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden amber with little white head. Nose is orange citrus, tea, and other spices. The taste was malty and very sweet with hints of spice and banana, tea, and some citrus.
Ed5388 (1235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours an unfiltered hazy golden color with minimal head retention. Aroma is similar to a wheat beer, with some spicy notes. Taste is fruity, some spice, and the wheat yeast present.
AndyW68 (705) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow orange haze with a white head. Aroma is lemon tea. Taste is lemon sweet tea. Nice unusual beer.