SanfordBrewer (1382) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
flavorful, with a lot of fruity complex belgian yeast esters. also a distinct minty note.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of fruit, Belgian yeast, pale malt, light clove, fruit, light banana, and sugar. Poured amber in color with a massive, fluffy, foamy, creamy, dense, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of Belgian yeast, pale malt, fruit, sugar, slight alcohol, and light clove. Medium body. Tingly, lightly dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Heavily sweet, Belgian yeast, pale malt, clove and sugar finish is lightly dry. 10%ABV is very well hidden throughout, though slightly noticeable in the flavor.
pumpmaster (1091) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $2.79 Very good!
unclemattie (4035) - Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Red pour, thin tan head. Decent legs. Aroma of incense, dried apple sweetness, maybe some raisin and dark fruit. Very strong. Burns alittle. Flavor of apple fiber (dominate), natural cane sugar (earthy), caramel, plantain, and peppery spice. Lots of booze, I’m gonna sleep well tonight.
Hangover (1029) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/coppery pour with a thin white head. Strong aroma, very sweet with a some dark fruit, caramel, raisin, apple and a bit of yeast. Sweet, sweet flavor, more caramel and candy than the fruity aroma. Little bit of alcohol on the tongue. Lingering sweetness and light hop bitterness. Close to being cloying but the description is right - it is a sipping beer. This is one to sip and drink slowly. Good!
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle - $2.79 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clouded. sandalwood-hued body with a large, frothing, off-white head.
Smell: Particularly sweet-smelling, with toothsome, Wilford Brimley-rattling notes of caramel, honey, and slowly melting table sugar. Rounded out with a bit of earthy spice, juicy fruits, and booze. At some point, the taste develops a cotton candy flavor, then, when going back to the nose, I start smelling cotton candy in the aroma.
Taste: Starts sweet and downright sugary, with tastes of light caramel sauce stirred up with orange blossom honey and golden syrup. Some spicy phenolic character yields modest hints of clove and whole coriander seeds. Golden raisin and figs for fruitiness, with a lesser touch of ripe banana. Minute bitterness. Culminates at times to a taste of cotton-candy. Peppery alcohol does what it can to cut through the overt sweetness and thin out the body. A little alcoholic heat to the sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-high carbonation. Plenty of residual sugars lend for a sticky mouthfeel, though the prickly carbonation keeps it from being cloying.
Drinkability: Diabeetus, indeed! Sweet, mayhaps its ultimately too, too sweet and, with the alcohol, presents something akin to a glass of Buttershots.
hopscotch (8539) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Estery, lightly phenolic aroma – apricot, peach, herbal roots, more than a hint of clove and a whisper of banana. Full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is sweet, fruity and a bit spicy. Sticky-sweet, fruity, mildly bitter finish. The alcohol is almost completely veiled – can’t believe this is 10%. Not my style, but plenty solid.
Edmoe (239) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown-orange pour with thick head and good lacing. Aroma is very sweet with hints of yeast, spice, and citrus. Taste is candy sweet with very little discernible bitterness. Good mouthfeel. Clean finish. Very enjoyable.
TheEpeeist (3180) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clear golden brown with beige icing. Nose is dough and brown sugar; a swirl coaxes out some raisin. Mediumish body with a tang and a tingle. Taste is woody, yeasty, brown sugar; warming but lacking depth.
SSSteve (3665) - - OCT 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. murky orange under a fluffy white head. aroma is floral with light fruits(pear, peach, apple) and some buttery caramel. full bodied. flavor has lots of fruit. mostly of the lighter side and floral notes. hints of and sweet and peppery spices. warming but not boozy. not as dark as i was expecting, but really pretty good.