pushkinwow (2551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Hazy pale orange with a nice white head. Mild fruit, grains, mild hops, light spice. Nice carbonation - quite bubbly, average body, starts a little sweet but becomes dry and slightly bitter on the finish. Leave a bit of a soapy off taste at the end - not well balanced yet still not bad.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s Back in the UK tasting, 22nd May 2010. End of the bottle - so bitty, cloudy amber with a white head. Hint of Humbrol enamel paint on the nose - obvious alcohol. Dry, quite perfumy hop taste. Nice finish.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Zack Shelton. Pours a hazy straw, solid frothy head. Nose and flavor much like Beer of the Gods, with good crisp noble spicy hops, very light bready malt balance, and grassy bite as well. Clean and well made.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a foamy white head. nose is strong malt with a nice hop backround, quite grainy with a bit of sweetness. Palate is full with a crisp fizzyness. FLavor is heavy malt and grains with a nice hop note to balance, a nice grassyness as well.
jstraw (1962) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky orange-amber with good, delicate, flotsam, off-white head, decent legs / Sweet, malty nose of sour malt, honey, brown sugar, cooked citrus / Medium body, malty, moderate sweetness, lightly sour, good hop balance and bitter finish / Malty flavors of sour malt, bread, caramel, turning apple, dry hops, nutmeg, light clove / Not the sort of beer that I typically go for - malty, sweet, muted fruit, but this one grew on me. Nicely balanced. Would be nice on the patio in October.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. After a journey in a suitcase, I wonder if the yeast unsettlement affected this. Very sour aroma, deeply fruity with a tart, astringent finish. Lots of fruit cake and spices late on. Extremely lively, ended up pouring a 660 ml bottle into a jug, a pint glass and a half pint too. Hugely foaming headthat never settled down. Very unusual
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange with a huge rocky head. Nose is floral hops, some lemon zest, honey. Flavor is bitter flower petals, some sour citrus, soft caramel. This beer is under-rated. Awesome!
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not my cleanest pour, but this had huge chunks of yeast floating in a murky orange body. Aroma was sharply citrus, reminded me of lemon Palmolive dish-washing soap. Flavor was pretty crisp with a nice balance between the citrus and some maltiness. Meh.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - Poured a slightly cloudy dark amber in color with a foamy off-white head that settled to a thin covering over the top of the beer. Aroma is clearly hops... flowery with a hint of spice. Flavor is medium bitter with plenty of flowery hops. Finishes mildly bitter and is slightly sweet right at the very end. OK, not great... refreshing though.
williamherbert (1486) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hint of sour apple and lime, but also some chlorine.
Appearance-wise, has a healthy, puffy head, like shaving cream. Cloudy carrot orange. Looks quite nice actually.
The flavor is pale malts with a sharpish Euro-style malt. Touch of citrus and orange creamsicle. Takes a weird turn as it warms up. Has an interesting non-lager character. Some slightly sweet malts.
The palate is thick and somewhat chewy. A decent, drinkable malty lager. Better than this brewery’s average output.