chinchill (1887) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz., undated bottle served in a Belgina snifter. Complete pour but a thin coat of sediment remained on the bottom. The body is a hazy apricot-amber color with a short-lived, off-white head that quickly reduces to some thin film and a thin ring, leaving some small patches of sticky lacing.
S: Very fruity aroma with a strong suggestion of canned mandarin orange, moderate yeastiness, and hints of pear, citrus and apple, Moderately spicy and peppery too.
T: Lightly tart with a faint bitterness. Biscuits with fruit, with the fruits from the nose repeating here, along with a touch of ripe banana. Moderate amounts of spices and yeast.
M: Near medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: An enjoyable ale with some Belgian characteristics but not quite the quality (or price range) as the best Belgian counterparts.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
NOt so much like a grand cru but was nice to taste and drink. After a while it changes its taste.
strongpieman (1499) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden color, clear, light head. Heavily spiced aroma and lingering off taste in the finish.
Ed5388 (2095) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with two fingers of frothy white head. Aromas of orange, belgian yeast, cloves, and bananas. Taste is pale bready malts, cloves, oranges, corriander, and bananas.
marcus (6511) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy golden with a modest off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a slightly fruity caramel malt flavor with lots of spice and a mildly bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear orange with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy and cellar fruity esters, cookie and grain malt with Belgian Candi sugar notes and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and faint bitterness, spicy and peppery Belgian yeast phenols with fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Odd aroma of spices and beef jerky. Bright gold, thin foam. Funky flavors of yeast, lemon, citrus and mango. Overall, this is decent. Strong citrus flavor. I’d give this a B- rating.
Eckato (147) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer....probably doesn’t want to be called nice. However it is. Pours a hazy straw color out of bottle. Aroma is of fruit and spice....a white head laces and sticks around.. Flavor wise it is not that heavy and creamy, it is very drinkable..would like to open another one of these.
jflopsu (546) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cinnamon smell and taste stronger than most winter seasonal. Rusty orange color. My favorite winter ale (so far).
bigrond (1478) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a bright golden hue. Has decent Belgian characteristics, but it’s a bit light. Nevertheless, it’s worth a try.