FROTHINGSLOSH (4472) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the March 2014 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a golden amber color with a medium sized foamy white head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and sugar. The flavor was dry and had a biting spiciness of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, bread and more clove. Long finish of bread, nutmeg and clove. Medium body. Ok.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Amber with small head. If you could make a beer out of gingerbread cookies, it would taste like this. Lightly sweet with spice, mainly ginger, but slight cinnamon as well.
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From BandC. The spice level was so high that they didn’t blend, it was like getting some raw spices in your mouth. Almost a bit like a wit and pumpkin ale were competing. Everything else came together well but it was too much .Serving: Bottle
superspak (2123) - Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big pear, apple, orange peel, light banana, clove, pepper, wheat, biscuit, coriander, cardamom, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of spice, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big pear, apple, orange peel, light banana, wheat, biscuit, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, coriander, cardamom, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of pear, apple, orange peel, light banana, wheat, biscuit, clove, coriander, cardamom, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice witbier. All around good balance and robustness of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
TheBear11D (148) - Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jadis pours a cloudy golden orange with an ivory head that lasts nicely and leaves decent lacing. The aroma is citrus, orange and clove. The flavor is orange, clove and caramel. Overall this is a very nice beer. Michigan winters can be lengthy and overbearing, but Jadis can put a bright spot on the dark winter.
tmoreau (2061) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with a light layer of soft white, bubbly head foam, and modest lacing. The nose was immediately expressive spicing as cardamom, cinnamon, allspice, etc., that seemed to drowned out any potential pleasantries from esters or hops. The taste was a similar situation, with clove being the dominant spice. Light bodied, the carbonation was lively, and the finish was spiced & dry. Pleasant enough, I guess, if you’re into wassail & baking, but didn’t really do it for me, no matter the season.
tectactoe (1058) - Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: an almost fully opaque, pumpkin-y shade of orange, hazy beyond belief & topped with a beige-tinted head that disassembles into a swampy film & chunky collar in just moments. Smells more like a pumpkin beer than a witbier (even a "spiced" witbier)... Heavy notes of ginger with some buttery clove & cinnamon on top. Solid toasted bread malt base with a caramel-y & slight molasses-like sweetness character. Big gingerbread flavor up front... you get some of the spiciness of the ginger root along with a malt driven, balancing sweetness resembling a ginger snap cookie. Toasted bread, caramel, faint cinnamon... Again, tastes more like a pumpkin beer than a Belgian wit, & this is much better than Greenbush’s actual pumpkin beer (Unicorn Killer). Somewhat standard aroma but a very nice balance of flavor. Gingersnaps!
Pailhead (4368) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate ginger, cinnamon, light wheat, clove, banana, and a touch of orange peel. It pours a transparent amber/orange with a one finger off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is minimal lacing left behind. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel, banana, Belgian yeast, and a touch of apple. The finish has moderate ginger, cinnamon, clove, and faint grass. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Overall, it’s a solid winter/Christmas spiced beer with minimal Belgian White characteristics.
frank0830 (54) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A winter warmer that is a bit over powering for the nose, but still enjoyable. Lots of nutmeg and all spice on the nose. Some bread and deep caramel flavors come through. Color is a deep copper color with very little head and no lacing. An enjoyable winter beer, but won't be going back for more.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RespertFTW (460) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very light orange color. Smells like the holidays and tastes way to much like the holidays. Almost like a Christmas candle. Not my thing.
-- rated with beerbasher