Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Orange, with a smaller head. Unpleasant aroma. I certainly taste some citrus, probably orange. Kind of like a bad orange soda. Not very good.
ChainGangGuy (4123) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
750ml bottle - $4.54 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, darkened orange body with a bubbly, off-white head that’s soon settled out.
Smell: Simple syrup and cheap bottom-shelf alcohol coating some fruits, including some dried citrus accents. Might be more to it, but I’m not sticking around longer to find out, as, instead of failing to even pull me in, it’s a beer that pushes you away with its shortcomings.
Taste: Toasty malts, a bit of basic caramel, and some simple, unrefined sweetness. Then, a sip of coarse, well-level alcohol quickly scuttles the taste after the dreadful opening. Light cherries, but, with the booze, it yields a hint of cough syrup medicine. Growing dried bitter orange peel midway and into the sizzlingly crisp finish and beyond.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, with some sugary stickiness to it. Moderate level of crisp carbonation.
Overall: Each sip was a bit worse than the last. Frankly, I was quite glad to be done with it and, no, I didn’t get through the entire bottle. Nothing resembling a quality Bière de Garde here at all.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Copper. Unpleasant aroma of corn, strawberry, lemon, orange gummy bears, caramel and dying flowers. Upon tasting, sickly sweet and only bareable in tiny baby sips. Tastes of melting plastic, orange seasoning, spice and toasted malts.
jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light amber color with a white head. The taste is sweet and oranges with notes of spices.
Ernest (5627) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (cereal), with notes of DMS, vegetation, detergent, and orange. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Ugh...man oh man, what a shitty sample this was. Smells like someone dumped a can of Miller into an already bland French beer. Will get a second crack at this at BJ’s Winter Beer tasting, so we’ll see if this was a bad bottle...sure hope so, but frankly this just seemed like a poorly made beer.
drewbeerme (3648) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2006
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
750ml, there’s a piture of oranges on a label around the neck so i’m assuming this is the 2002. pours an amber with fluffy head. a pretty gross musty aroma with a hint of orange and possibly some cardomom. flavor is really gross. some stale orange flavor with a very musty and almost smoked aftertaste. a very dry and musty flavor in this. one of the worst beers i’ve ever had.
Maverick34 (1712) - New York, USA - JAN 13, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Draught. Pours a dark reddish brown. Weird tastes and aroma. Candy? Unclear. Rather carbonated. Ok but not amazing