HogTownHarry (6200) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 8, 2011 - on draught at Volo. Hazy amber-gold with a decent creamy off-white head. Smells of that sharp, sort of sweet Belgian yeast, a hint of lemon bitterness, vaguely fruity and spicy, mostly alcohol and sharp spice. Taste follows, a little buttery (not diacetyl butter, more like hot popcorn, which is odd) - more fruit and fruit zest, I got a little rhubarb and unripe raspberry. extremely thick, acidic, decent carbonation, and increasing bitterness and less fruit in the finish, although it does stay tart and dry.
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Lackey, thanks Mike. Golden orange pour. Big aroma of herbal, sorachi ace like notes, mentholyptic, Belgian fruity yeastiness, herbal floral bitterness. Coconut/dill with great Belgian characteristics. Very nice
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Mike, Steve, Ryan & Big Daddy. Thanks Mike! Nose is vanilla, sorachi ace coconut/fruity character, yeast, light alcohol. Flavor is coconut, vanilla, alcohol, honey. It comes off pretty sweet but is nice.
garthicus (2783) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Lakes / Black Oak Etobichoker
Appearance: golden orange, very cloudy with a tiny white head.
Aroma: Quite yeasty, Saison like, pepper, lemon, cloves
Flavour: Cloves, lots of yeast, lemon, a little alcohol, tangy malt, banana, vanilla. Strawberry too. Very nice and refreshing.
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mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3772-20110623] Tap. Fruity pineapple grass yeast aroma. Murky, orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Blood orange hops and thick pulpy malt flavour with a long heavy orange peel aftertaste and something like the sweet herb stevia. Medium-full body. Great orange characteristics throughout, quite tasty. (7/4/8/4/14) 3.7
Overheard: "It doesn’t really taste like anything I’ve had before."
(@ Bryden’s, Toronto, ON)
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011-06-24. Hazy orange body with a nice foamy white head. 4+ Hoppy aroma is interesting, fruity with a vaguely floral character. Light yeasty profile - Belgian yeast? A light not quite spicy grass character, kiss of banana like esters? The overall flavour is sweeter than I expected, and less of a hop bomb. Fruity yeasty notes are almost like Orval meets Weiss beer with a healthy side of hops. Very interesting citrus, oranges or sweet lemon peel. Not sure I have had anything quite like this before to be honest, rather unique. Smooth average plus bodied palate dances on the tongue. 3+ Enjoyable. On tap at Bryden’s, Toronto
Sammy (9437) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unique and tasty. Orange and little head but much lace. Full mouthfeel of malt and yeast. Cloves driven but other spices noticed in the nose. Above average carbonation. Satisfying.A beer discovery. having a great lakes beer at the Rhino, a few brewers and owners there. ken taps me on the shoulder, asks me what i am drinking and what I think. Other people talk to me. Back to Ken and he asks what i think of this particular beer, if I have had it. Tells me its on for sure now little batch at Bryden’s. He himself never had it.