rumproasts (2596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Orangish with minimal head. Lightly tart, I’d imagine from the Kombucha. Somewhat floral and fruity. Belgian yeast. Pretty good. Unique.
tectactoe (1187) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle / 2011] Thanks, Mike! Gusher alert! Staggered mix of gold, orange, & amber; hazy with small, floating sediment, topped with almost no head (but it gushed!), just a mild white ring. Aroma is very musty, cellar-like, & dirty, with undertones of light apple & grape skins with a hint of peppery spice. Taste has a bigger Belgian yeast presence; light rotten banana, clove, a hint of cherry tartness, bubblegum, & heavy funk... Musky, funky, dry cheesecloth with a big, dirty cobweb presence. A touch chalky in the finish.
jandd1983 (2087) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It poured a hazy orange/amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of fruit notes with strawberries, apricots, peaches, pears, citrus, floral notes and an earthy note. The taste was of berries, guava, earthy notes, flowers and a some bitterness. It was medium bodied and pretty refreshing. Good stuff.
jcos (1449) - Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location/Date:Bottle on 1/16/2014.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow.
Aroma: Aroma of flowers and strawberry.
Taste: Medium tart, fruit, hibiscus.
Summary: Interesting variation on a Belgian with some sourness.
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vintage 2011, Bottled 2.18.11
A: Red-orange ale with superb clarity. Less than single finger of off-white, fine head falls to a broken sheet of the same. No lacing.
S: Um, hot dogs? The grain and is sweetened and there are floral noses. The Kombucha likely needs much more time to come forward - if it ever will at all. I always have linked this particular tea with pungent, citric tones, and those aren’t here.
T: Tastes like the malt profile is deeply influenced with vienna specialty grains. Plenty of tea notes. Slightly metallic at the back end. Continues to remain sweet throughout the life. There is a small Belgian yeast flavor.
M: Medium to light body on the style with light to spritely carbonation. leaves palate at equilibrium.
O: I don’t think this beer has the quality I was anticipating. I generally really dig their beers. This beer may have capacity to improve with time if (and only if) the Kombucha comes out a bit.
Serving type: bottle
beerbaaron (935) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 vintage (2/26/11) Aged over 2.5 years. Pours an unclear medium orange. Small white head, lasting. Lovely, complex aroma. Sweet and floral, yeast, moderate fruity, a subtle layer of Brett. Light body, full flavored. Still some decent carbonation yet. Smooth blended sweetness. Tartness has subsided mostly and the sweetness has become quite balanced. A Little dryness. Supremely drinkable. Be patient and set it aside..
MarinEvelyn (471) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2011. Very yeasty, wheat, citrus, floral, sweet.
Taste is yeasty, floral, and some light citrus. Very smooth and well balanced. Fairly light, but not too light. A little bit of dryness at the end for just a second. Very lovely beer.
dmac (3757) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to Keir. Poured a super cloudy bronzed up orange bodhy with a larger frothy off white head that lasts and lasts. Aroma is the best part of this beer, very complex with a lot going on. Notes of Belgian yeast, citrus, flowers, Kombucha tea, fresh lemons, wheat chaff, crusty Artisinal breads, lavender. Body is ncie with an easy drinkability from a medium mouthfeel and softer to average mouthfeel overall and a quicker to average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor is okay but no way as complex as the aroma. Notes of lemons, Belgian yeast, fowers, Kombucha tea, wet grains, wet toast, grains, older lemons and some earth. Solid beer.
SpongeRuiner (576) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Don’t remember this one too much. Just transferring my Beer Advocate rating.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle at the 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 03/19/2011 courtesy of BeerandBlues2. Clear copper body with a small white head. Sweet fruit and spice aroma. Sweet belgian spice with fruit, light caramel, candi sugar. Medium body with moderately high carbonation. 7/4/8/3/15 - 3.7
Bottle on 02/06/2011. Clear golden body with a small white head. Tart fruit honey and spice aroma. Sweet fruit and tart honey and spice flavor. Medium light body with high carbonation. 7/3/8/3/15 - 3.6