leaparsons (9779) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden brown with a small head. Aromas are caramel malts with vanilla. Some citrus, yeast and spices. Flavours are toffee malts with bitter lemon and banana. Yeasty with raisins. Dry on the finish. Decent.
harrisoni (17173) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Utobeer. Slight haze on orange gold beer with lasting rocky beige head. Spicy lemony hop aroma, some good yeast character and orange citrus notes. I guess a bit like a Belgian strong ale with some pretty good stinging hop on the finish. Would never pick this as an American beer. Two things stand out, one is that the over carbonation make the mouthfeel very hard, secondly its actually pretty sweet. Toffeeish in the mouth and the orange sweetness carries on through the finish. Interesting aroma, good hops on finish, but a bit too sweet for me. Solid beer, but given that there are some very good beers at Utobeer, Im unlikely to buy this again. Yeast character rather fades on finish.
Immiz182 (17) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome beer. Had it in a 12 oz bottle at the Goose Island Brewpub. Had the appearance of a Golden strong ale. Nice and strong flavors
jefcon (1633) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber with a lively head. Aromas are a little floral, with a fresh grain component. A little yeast on the nose, but the beer tastes yeasty and combines spices and floral notes to good effect. Palate is unimpressive, however, as the weight of the beer and the finish leave something to be desired.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Kahhs Fine Wine and Spirits (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a generally clear dark golden to copper color with a massive bright white foamy head. In fact, the bottle started to gush as it was opened and the proceeded to pillow out of the bottle before the head in the glass settled. Aroma is fresh grain, wheat, yeast, spice, and some hints of grapefruit, citrus, and fresh ripe fruit. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of wheat, caramel, spice, ripe fruit and candy sugar. Generally medium body with a slightly sweet malt finish.
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Mahars in Albany. Pours golden with nice effervescence. Smells of fruit and caramel malt. Flavor is fruity with some spice notes. I really enjoyed it.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botle. Pours a hazy golden amber color,with one finger of white foamy head.Smells of ginger,cloves,grass,yeast,and dried fruits.Flavor of peaches,orange peel,allspice,nutmeg,coriander,sweet caramel malt,and some hop notes. A sticky mouthfeel,soft carbonation,and a fruity finish. Very Good
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured light amber with a medium white head. Slightly medicinal aroma. Delicious candi-hop flavor and palate.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with an amber color and a nice large head with ncie lacing and good retention. Immediately noticeable are aomas of hops, pine and some breadiness. Flavors of Blegina yeast and dough with a pronounced malt and hops background. Some spiicness and cloves as well. Very smooth and full bodied.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep gold pour with a short-lived, 1 finger, off-white head. Lots of floral, spicy, citrusy hop aroma with candi-sugar, pear and bubblegum notes. Flavor is melon, candi-sugar, orange, spice, and bubblegum. Somewhat thin mouth feel with moderate carbonation.