BVery (6965) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Casanova Beer Cave festival. Clear amber pour. Nose and taste were earthy, grain, some caramel, and some citrus. Just okay.
fidelis83 (2003) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark orange with a 1 finger, creamy white head. Aroma is sweet malt, light caramel, fruity esters, citrus hops and orange peel. Flavor is caramel, cereal grain, toasted white bread, citrus hops, a fairly strong minerality and orange peel to the finish. I think this probably has actual orange peel in it. Palate is light to medium bodied, creamy and slightly slick on entry, lightly, but sharply carbonated and has an off dry, creamy and slightly chalky finish. Pretty average APA, the orange peel taste is not all that pleasant for me.
jmohno (1135) - Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 Gold pour with mild head,good carbonation,slight haze.
Aroma of sweet grain,slight ripe fruit,some spice , light candy carmel,breadyness, a little pepper and herb.
Taste is smooth bright,piney with citrus peppery with light sweet malt,finishing with a smooth sweet hoppiness with a little piney sweet grapefruit lingering orange menthol.