maxwelldeux (2723) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper-orange color with a small head. Nose has a fair amount of spice to it. Taste is a little harsh, but OK. Not a huge fan of this.
jrodooo5 (700) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a rustic orange without much of a head and leaves just a hint of lacing. The aroma is a subtle malt and hop blend. The taste is pretty similar. The body is too light and somewhat watery to be of true Belgian style. There’s a mild hop undertone throughout the beer but there’s never that awesome flavor explosion that one would expect from a Belgian. Just ok.
bigalittlea (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Unremarkable aroma - kind of toasty hay with a touch of moldy bread, not unlike a can of PBR. Pours a crystal clear golden (also not unlike a can of PBR) with a fizzy head & good lacing.
Taste’s kind of... basementy. Kind of an undercooked bread flavor with just a hint of nori flavor (I wish I was kidding).
60minuteman (501) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange-gold pour with lots of white topping. I smell berries, cinnamon, molasses, hops, and grass. Head is gone by this point, but lacing remains. Taste is still berry and some spices. Pretty light considering it’s 7.2%, although bottle says 6.9%
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into bottle. This is very easy drinking grand cru. Nice subtle vanilla malty flavor/aroma. Not super complex but everything is balanced very well.
craig220 (310) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear golden color with a decent white head. Aroma is banana, bubblegum, dough, caramel, floral, and pear. Taste is banana, apple, pear, spice, caramel, and sour.
NikkTwist (1257) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2012 Draft at Sugars. Clear orange gold pour. White head. Some lace. Gently sweet caramel malts balanced with some citrus pine notes from the hops. Sugar rum. Orange pith. Candied ginger. Pine cones. Clove. Honey Nut Cheerios. Pepperjack. Syrupy and mellow. Picking up some funky musty spice on the finish. Can sense some thought went into this one, but not really enjoying it.
odinstyr (501) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear gold with a minimal white head. Smells of clove, banana, cinnamon, dough. Taste is mildly bitter, sweet, and sour - subtle hops with a fruity tinge and a hint of spices.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting - honey with lemon zest surrounded by yeast and sweet malt flavors. There’s a bit of spice and something like candied fruit.
Damico (2215) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mostly clear golden with a light orange hue and white head. The aroma bring sweet citrus like and spice notes. The flavor has some spicy blonde malt flavors that end light and a bit sweet.