commonmac (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased and poured into tulip glass. Very little head on a deep orange hued ale. Actually a very attractive beer. Aroma has a lot sugar and fruit to it. Plenty of banana and even a little tropical fruit. Really easy to drink. The sweetness carries throughout tip to finish. An enjoyable beer to drink with a soft, Belgian finish. The type of ale you can drink an absurd amount of at St. Paul summer beer festivals.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice enough beer orange-red with a quickly dissolving head. Mine was perfectly clear, but the yeast was caked on the bottom. A bit fizzy, but not a detriment at all. Nice fruity nose with a bit of spice. Apricots and allspice with a bit od honey. Very dry...even surprisingly so - makes it very quaffable/quenching...but almost dusty/chalky. Overall is a nice beer in its own right. Not a perfect Belgian but a very good beer. I noticed this one was brewed in Black River Falls (Sand Creek) and not by Gray’s. Good move IMO.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy yellow/gold with a medium white head. Aromas of citrus, banana, clove, and yeast. Taste is very much the same, but still does not taste as good as it smells. A bit too much carbonation and too much of a dry finish for me. Overall just ok.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow/gold with a medium white head, champagne like bubbles. The head diminishes pretty quickly. Aromas of citrus, banana, clove, yeast, pepper. Taste is very good, more citrus, oranges, more banana and clove. Good carbonation, finishes dry. I think I found a new, regular summer brew. Good stuff, I wasn’t expecting much, but pleasantly surprised.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man this beer is so dope. Really great sweet Belgian yeast strain used on this one, give the beer a nice character. Earthy with notes of biscuit, hay, wheat, and delicious crisp finish. Yes!
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In a shaker, from the bottle. A nice little Belgian with a strange name. Citrusy, a little acidic, and a nice unfiltered feel.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first sip tasted almost like orange juice and looked like it too. But then as the temperature rose, the beer became more drinkable, less sweet.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours oragnish yellow with white head. Nose has the typical belgian spicyness. Taste has the belgian spice and soem citrus, orange peel hopiness. Very smooth palate and very easy drinking.
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from CHristmas sampler.
Ar: Banana, spice, and yeast.
Ap: Pours a hazy golden light copperish with a one inch frothy head that leaves nice lace.
T: Moderate sweetness, good tartness comes through on the finish, little bitterness but fairly tart.
P: Moderate body, fairly strong carbonation.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloying aroma, with hints of spice. Taste is sweet: syrup, caramel malts, cloves, orange, banana, apricots, and allspice. Not too thick, not too thin. Alcohol peaks through in the middle but the finish is all sweet. Drinkable indeed.