argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Hazy amber body topped by small but persistent off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cardamom, juniper berry, chai, light molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, cardamom, tea, some spice, caramel, melon, cane sugar, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, pleasant and sweet, with juniper berries, ginger and pineapples. In mouth, a nice sweet candy sugar with fragrant spices, coriander, pineapples, nice warming alcohol, a bit lighter than expected. Bottle tasted Nov. 27, with GRM and friends, bought at Kappy’s Malden, Oct. 2009.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
( 750ml bottle ) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of juniper, tea, bay leaves, cardamom, and lemon. Flavor of tea, caramel malt, juniper, cardamom, and some clove.
Scopey (12227) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at my Pre-CBC Tune-Up Tasting, thanks to jackl. It pours light orange, with a thin white head. The nose orange, tea, peppery juniper, very aromatic, herbal and something akin to urinal cake. The taste is orange, mango, tangerine, herbal, floral, jasmine, tangy, tea and ginger, with a dry, slightly citric finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very interesting indeed.
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle–pours a thin white ring for a head and hazy gold color. Aroma is herbal/spice, sweet light malt, yeast, butterscotch which turns towards caramel as it warms. Taste is herbal/spice hops, sugar/sweet light malt, yeast, butterscotch which turns towards caramel as it warms. Saison like. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small, fizzy, white head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, bread, straw), light hop (grass), average yeast (dough) with notes of chai, juniper, honey, plum, and pineapple. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
Drake (11565) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle shared by Allstar and Immy’s Backyard Throwdown. Thanks! Pours a light hazy orange color with a small head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, tea, juniper. Taste is bread, cinnamon, tea, caramel and other spice notes. Medium-full bodied.
DSG (11468) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at Vova’s Hoppy Beerthday tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Yoav. Golden with floaties. Huge cardamom and clove aroma, with other spices and some fruitiness. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, cardmamom, clove, some fruitiness, a tart hint. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear full of floaties. Dense off white head. Aroma of sweetness, spice, bread, yeast, honey and berries. Flavour of sweetness, spice, fruits, bread and honey. Medium bodied. Sweet and honeyish end.
Dogbrick (11314) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at AleFest Columbus (06/27/09): This brew pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Interesting aroma of chai tea, citrus and bananas. Medium body with flavors of vanilla chai, peaches, spices and honey. The finish is mildly spiced with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall.