StefanSD (2192) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a hazy roan brown with a big off-white head that has fair retention and ample lacing. The aroma is mild with spices, white fruits and sweet malts. The flavor is delicate with multilayer spices, oranges and orange juice. The palate is somewhat thin and watery with soft carbonation. Finishes weak and short. Overall: Nice flavor, but this falls apart with poor palate and no finish. Once again this brewery underwhelms, I hope they pick up the slack and brew something bold.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good. Pours cloudy amber with a medium sized offwhite head, good lace. Smells sweet and fruity with lots of sweet orange and spice. Tastes sweet and fruity and spicy, lots of orange with a building belgian yeast presence. Biscuity sweet. Medium body, subdued carbonation.
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a dark golden-amber color with a nice white head.
S: Lots of orange, especially in terms of the peel. The amount of orange aroma is actually impressive. There’s also a fair amount of coriander. Strangely enough, I also pick up some fennel and dill, don’t ask me why.
T: A good earthy and grassy flavor with plenty of sweet oranges. The orange peel provides a bit of a bitterness and some more citrus flavor. A decent maltiness and some strangely warming flavors.
M: the body is medium with a low to moderate level of carbonation.
D: I wasn’t really expecting to like this one, but it was one of my favorite beers at this brewery. A nice blend of spice notes and the base beer.
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a hazy bronze body with a small off-white head. Aroma of lavender, perfume, potpourri. Very aromatic. Flavors are pretty strong. Coriander, lavender, rose hips, grains of paradise. Very floral and spicy. Maybe too spicy.
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1st rating, 750 bottle. Pours a reddish amber, with off-white head. Sweet malt, nice fruity character, the orange and grains of paradise come through nicely, and lightly spicey. The flavors work well and the carbonation/body is soft and very drinkable. Nice beer, three so far from them, I think this is my favorite, but looking forward to trying more.