Jesterdeal (1469) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of papaya, bread, almost bierre de hard yeast notes. Pours hazy dirty orange with a nice coat of film. Taste is strong pils yeast, stale bread, rye and corriander. Feels way too boozy even though it doesn’t have much. I find it.unremarkable.
PhillyCraft (2583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample courtesy of Erica at PH. Hazy, murky, gold color. Notes are belgian spices, and fruits with a stron hoppy profile. Lots of toffee, caramel, vanilla malt, and hoppy booze. Pretty good, smooth mouth with medium body.
NikkTwist (1247) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Hazy amber pour with a frothy head that left some lace. Dry amber fruits. Apricots. Tangerine peels. Orange seeds. Lavender. Thyme. Sage. Floral and very dry. Cooling menthol finish. Unusual and interesting.
craig220 (310) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a cloudy amber with a thick white head. Aroma is caramel, floral, grass, cereal, and herbs. Taste is malty sweet caramel, followed by piney bitterness and the finish is bitter as well.
pdx76 (371) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at streetcar taproom, Portland - faint aroma, medium hop, citrus taste. Smooth mouth feel. Bitter finish.
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cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Undougbtibly a big strong ale. First I thought it was a double IPA but then there is something else in therE. Its alky content is IN YOUR FACE. I know it says its only 7 and a half but it comes across like a tenner. One thing I appreciate about this winter beer is tha there is no spices in it, so thank you. Yes, difficult to get down the gullet unless you are looking for that big ass buzz. Two bottles of this uncivilized drink will get you there, wew. Big long bitter finish reminds me of IIPA with a weird twist of malt. Oily mouthcoating palate. Now thaqt I look at it, does come across as a little viscous to the eye. Not enjoyable for a gentle lager lover.
MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle compliments of my neighbor Bob - thanks! Some notes of caramel and citrus with a nice balance. A true winter warmer that will put a bit of fire in your belly.
trujahwarrior (398) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy golden color with a fluffy white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of caramel, cereal grain, citrus, and pine. Tastes of orange, grapefruit, caramel, and pear. A good hop presence is there as well. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with medium carbonation. And a semi dry finish. This is a different take on a winter seasonal. I liked the bitter fruit thing going on in this beer.
BeerOtter (12) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I bought this beer because it read Bifrost; I'm into Norse Mythology. It was ok. Something to drink once a year. There are Vahalla beer was better.
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onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark gold with a thin rocky white head. Sweet and somewhat boozy nose of caramel and cereal grains, and some juicy citrus note. Very balanced and full palate with equally strong malty caramel sweetness and strong earthy and citrusy hop characters. Starts pretty grainy and caramel but then the orange and grapefruit citrus kicks in, followed by some boozy warmth and subtle earthiness.