jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. 072705. Pours a beatiful orange, with 2 fingers of creamy white head. I smell strong cinnamon, with some citric accents. Tastes of cinnamon as well, along with bananas, oranges. Now this beer is just nice, very nice. Very well balanced, good heavy malts, followed with just enough hops. I haven’t had the 06 batch, but would like to try it next to the 05, because this is very tasty.
b33r (675) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 bottle; Dirty orange with medium head. Sweet aroma and citric flavor. Good overall
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange with a thin layer of head and minimal lacing. Soapy hop, mashed fermented apples and earthy yeast with a very faint citrus zest. And As PilsnerPeter pointed out an ’herbal dry finish with a hint of skunk’.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005 bottle from Styles. I never had this??? Well, thanks for the recommendation Chris! Amberish colored, moderately hazy with floaties abounding. The bottle opened as a gusher @55 F. Slight horsey/funky aroma. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Really a soft/rich mouthfeel. Modest amounts of Brett. come into play in flavor, definitely complex tasting with malts, obvious hop additions and Brettanomyces coming into play. Nicely done!! A beer to find and cellar...
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cordiander nose. deep amber with short white head. gummy fruit coriander red apples flavor. good moderate palate, some finish.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange golden with tan head. No lacing is left. Slight barnyard aroma. Tart acidic touch, musty hints, pear & apple like fruityness and a grahm pie crust hint. The flavor is solid, but a bit simple. Subtle sweet fruit suggestions. Somewhat Saison like. Syrupy fruit hints of pears, apple juice, farm house earthy notes, and a light nutmeg touch. There’s also a honey grahm cracker suggestion and a surprisingly herbal dry finish with a hint of skunk. Feels Belgian, but not all together standout.
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice simple sweet/slightly fruity aroma. I had lots of head even with a gentle pour. Medium strong lacing around the glass. A definite spiciness to it up front, maybe nutmeg. Finished very smooth, I enjoyed mine after letting it warm slightly. However, I can’t taste too much hopiness.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mineral malt flavor with variety of fruit notes, perhaps grape, plum, cherry, apple- too many to tell. And a rustic, earthy, open-air barnyard taste and aroma.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Brown and hazy, kind of reminds me of muddy water. Good fruity, yeasty aroma, I can definitely smell orange and lemon in this beer. This beer is a bit too sour. The fruit flavors carry over into the taste. But, I can’t get over the sourness.
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2006 good beer.
medium full body. hazy, amber brown. citrus and flowers aroma. great head, lacing, and longevity. This is a healthy active beer. good on the senses. nice brew from Chicago.