jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a caged corked green 750 ml. bottle, H-5 on the cork, but I have no idea if that is a lot/batch number, sampled at a cooler cellar temperature in a chalice.
Poured a cloudy reddish orangey brown with a fluffy, foamy head that settled into a thin bubbly lacing.
Aromas of toasted grain, candied sugar and orange, a light musty herbal and a soft spiciness.
Good carbonation and a crisp, velvety smooth light-medium bodied mouthfeel.
Pleasant seasonal taste, toasted grains and candied sugar, a light caramel, a soft musty, herbal flavor along with a little clove, orange peel, some spiciness, a flash of alcohol towards the end, and a dry yeasty, malty finish.
A nice and balanced seasonal ale from Jenlain, well worth trying.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the 750 mL bottle from Beertopia. pours a ruby deep amber with a medium off white to ivory head. Green bottle made this slightly skunked. Very slight orange blossom aroma peeks out of the skunk’s ass. Over powering first flavor is sweetness. A Texas Red grapefruit sweetness, without the concomitant citrus. Interesting brewed tea flavors as well. Slight amount of tannin-like wine flavors. Medium carbonation and medium body. Long finish of orange flavor without the citrus or sweetness- an orange oil bitterness. This is different stuff for sure.
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 10, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
clear amber with a medium sized creamy off-white head. boring malty aroma. malty nutty flavor with metallic, and alcohol notes. hints of hops. not very interesing.
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown / red color with a tanned head. Sweet an very parfumed. Aromas of lots of orange, spices, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Dry finish very fresh and fruity..
freekyp (1925) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light brown with a small, quickly receding head. A friend and I were unable to put our finger on what the aroma actually reminded us of. Lime, quinine (tonic water), and elderberries were all possibilities, but none quite fit the bill. The label described floral notes, but I did not get any of those. I fel the flavor was slightly citric with a berry-like overtone. The label also indicated that no flavors or spices were added. I wonder if fruit counts. Interesting, and unlike any other beer I’ve tried.
Palidor19 (3164) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2007 Quite a different taste to what I am used to. The taste has a Grand Marnier taste, a bit thin in the beginning but has a definitive sugary taste, with an orange presence. Would go great with Thanksgiving dinner
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma has yeast, orange, caramel malt, and flowers. The appearance is amber/orange with a nice foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. I like this one it’s really nice in every way but not not great in any way.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle from Peckhams] aroma, caramel, spice, lots of fruit slightly artificial strawberrys and cherryade, some yeast. medium body, sugary sweetess. Malt character too weak, felt a little thin and unsatisfying.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is malty with some burnt malts a bit of heather and pine needles. Taste is similar quite sweet but more balanced than thier other beers, again the burtness but not such a bitterness off it at the end.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a lightly hazy amber with a fizzy off-white head. A floral and citrus nose really kinda expands as it warms, when this thing warms a bit a really wonderful aroma emits reminding me of orange lollypops and some holiday spice that I can’t place. Flavor has a lot of orange hard candy taste, followed by a shot of caramel and finishing with a mineral lightly spiced end. Interesting brew that really kicks in the orange candy taste as it warms, still very nice, but the body feels thin.