can8ianben (1415) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Last one I sampled, and by far my fav. it makes the other wheat beer pale in comparison. nicely hazy, great bold citrus and spice, really packs a punch. Very well crafted, especially liked the smoothness and bitterness.
Dogbrick (9651) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy light amber color with a thin and fluffy off-white head that disappears quickly. Nil lacing. Zesty citrus aroma, with a bit of sweet spice. Medium-bodied and very smooth on the tongue with a straightforward sweet and spice balance that interplays with citrusy hops flavor. A bit of alcohol comes through as the glass progresses. The finish is lightly bitter and lingering. For a "regular" Belgian ale this is pretty darn good.
blanstuf (16) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong but good... one of them kicked my butt a little bit. If you can get it TRY IT!
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap 5/25/05 Dark orange pour, topped with a bubbly white head. Nice belgian lace. Spicy aromas with lots of corriander, orange, yeast, and a touch of grassy hops. Full bodied with very pleasant, mild carbonation. Malty flavors turn dry and spicy, with more orange and corriander. Just a touch of yeast on an overall very soft finish. Hides the alcohol frighteningly well. Very nice Belgian.
cazort (554) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a strange beer. It’s very sweet, and has a sour aftertaste that is not altogether unpleasant, but that I wasn’t a huge fan of. Its flavour is very complex, but I feel it almost has so much going on that it tastes confused. An interesting beer, but definitely not one of my favourites.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2006 Had this just after the Cleveland Brewing Festival 4/05. Looks like I’m the first one to rate the 2005. Served in a pint glass at the brewing company (tap). It came with a frothy white head and had a cloudy orange color. The aroma was spicy with wheat and some citrus sweetness (lemon perhaps). I thought that some people might like an orange or lemon wedge in this. The flavor was very similar to a white beer (blue moon came to mind) but with a much more interesting character. Orange and wheat flavors with some back bone/strength (alcohol) underneath. The body was mild and creamy with a watery/foamy ending. Thought I read that someone thought this was Holey Moses’ big brother…I can understand why. Very nice effort, though "grand crew" never came to mind. This will be great to drink as weather warms up in Cleveland!
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 Orange pour, small white head. Aroma is massive on the orange. Flavor is a syrupy cloying orange juice, with a massive amount of orange peel and coriander thrown in here. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy which did not go with this beer. There was just too much fruit in here that it almost wasn’t beer anymore. It’s weird to see how you change a rating so drastically from 2 years ago.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: hazy amber w/ a lasting white head. Plum, malt, light caramel, hints of freshly mown grass; plum get heavier as it warms. Malty & well balanced, but finishes on the sweet side w/ plum & alcohol aftertaste. Also a bit of a hop flavor in the aftertaste. Peppery spice, light clove w/ a light alcohol fruitiness in between. Very smooth m/f, higher carbonation, light alcohol warmth as it warms. Not very familiar w/ the style, but not a bad beer. I’m mildly turned off by the hop aftertaste, but that’s just my opinion.
aracauna (3283) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one has a big poofy white head. It’s very citrusy with orange and clove. It’s very drinkable as well with a good malt backbone. A bit hoppy-bitter for style. Before I even found out that it was basically Holy Moses big brother, I noticed the similarities. Both are excellent beers.
jsquire (3759) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Cloudy golden amber color with a candi sugar and coriander nose. Nice head that left good lacing. Pleasant warming alcohol sensation as you drink it. Nice body and nice balance between the sweet and spice. Bitter orange peel and coriander are noticable, as is a real hop presence in the finish. Nice beer.