DocLock (9349) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Super Saver. Ruby/dark copper pour with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, figs, cinnamon, nutmeg. The flavor is sweet and caramel malty up front, with emerging cinnamon, figs, and cacao beans. It gets sweeter and spicier as it warms, and is a good representation of this style.
Fin (9214) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up at Carrefour, Citi Europe, Calais, France 22-02-10 consumed 26-02-10 Pours dark orange with a light beige head. amber. Flavor is sweet with some honey flavours, touch of orange bit of spice, quite decent but if truth be known it wasn’t fantastically memorable. A6 A4 F6 P3 Ov12 3.1
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2010 Bottle. Deep amber pour. The nose is sweet and a bit honeyish with an unusual dark candi sweetness. A fairly odd kiss of clover honey and a bit of strange herbal character. There is some bitter orange on the back. It’s hard to put my finger on why I don’t like this, but I really don’t
Tap at Ginger Man. Clear pale amber pour with no head. The nose has very little aroma actually. A touch of light candy sweetness and a little bit of soft toasted sweetness as well. It is strangely clear with little contribution of either yeast or malt. There is just a touch of orange peel and some cotton candy. Very, very strange brew. A touch of citrus on the back. Peppery
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Quack-Duck (9079) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75l bottle from jaghana - cheers! Brown colour, large beige head. Vinous aroma with herbs and roasetd malts, also fresh peaches in the aroma. Interesting combination of sweet and malty flavours/caramel, vinous character and a shy touch of fruit (peach, red grapes). Smooth palate. Very nice indeed, I enjoyed it very much.
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Any first impressions?
-A comfy head recedes over the reddish-amber glow.
-The sweet oranges aren’t overdone in the aroma, which is also comprised of soil particles and yeast.
-The sweet fruity malt presentation offers peaches, apricots, and oranges.
-This is a well-rounded mouthfeel, with quite effervescent carbonation.
What if you dig deeper?
-Earthy yeast and dryness tickle the back end.
-Caramel fruitiness is fun but gets a little bothersome halfway through the glass.
-"Nouveau goût à l’orange"?!? That was a scary neck label. Thankfully, oranges are well-integrated.
-A sweet bière de garde novelty which can please the masses, as well as a few beer geeks.
Bottle; no date.
KyotoLefty (8844) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Menton, 2006.
Amber beer. Lots of orange added to it.
It seems like their regular amber beer, with a decent malt flavor and an earthiness there as well. Good hopping. It is nice, because it starts with a good beer, although I think the spicing and orange addition are a bit overdone. With food, it became less noticeable and much better balanced though. Interesting, but the orange is way overdone.
marcus (8685) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 from Monument Wine. Pours see-through amber with a thin beige head and a spicy aroma. There is a too sweet caramel malt flavor with lots of holiday spice and a peppery finish.
Skinnyviking (8540) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. High and long lasting creamy off-white head leaving nice curtains. Beautifyl clear copper body. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and a good deal of oranges. Mild and sweet caramel with no other special charecteristics. For a christmas beer my expectations are higher and I consider this beer relatively boring with a low carbonation, a short aftertaste, no spices, nothing special.
Hansen (8242) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color, and a bit unclear. Off-white head, mostly lasting. Has a caramel/molasses aroma. Flavor is mainly sweet.
douglas88 (8011) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the Bayou. Pours a ruddy brown color with a medium white head. The aroma is rich fruit cake and spices. The flavor is similar; very sweet caramel and candied cherries, malty, lots of spices, smooth and quite drinkable. I liked it. Smooth.