JohnnyJ (3894) - 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.
alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Dutch’s (5/2013). Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, toasted malts, mild spices, some orange citrus fruit. Some grass to the flavor. Decent drinker, but softens at the finish. Mild bitterness.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle via trade with doubleo, thanks Kyle. Poured a thick solid brownish/orange body under an average sized foamy white head that has some serious lasting power with a small slick of head that lasts the duration. Aroma is spicey and sweet with lots of orange juice, grains of paradise and a touch of corriander to add the spice, sadly though a bit of butter. The body is averagely carbonated with a medium mouthfeel and a rather quick dissipating aftertaste. Flavor is much like the aroma with orange and grains of paradise dominating along with lighter notes of corriander, a slight hint of mint leaves and wet bread. Solid effort.
b3shine (3513) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks alright; a transparent orange with very little carbonation and razor-thin white lacing. Smells of orange zest, caramel malt, coriander, and other spices. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Not bad.
obguthr (3313) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coriander nose, with light apple and clove notes. Clear copper, medium yellow head. Surprisingly full bodied. Somewhat musty apple and overripe orange flavor. Cloves are present, but not in the foreground. Coriander finish. Well balanced and pretty well put together. Definitely not overspiced, and the base beer doesn’t strike me as substandard. Solid.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was sampled from a 750 ml bottle.
Nice amber pour, with very pleasant spiciness. I’d think of this as a beer that you could give to a non beer geek to enjoy
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours a kind of TJ water orange / brown with a frothy off white head. herbal hops in the nose as well as faint spice and yeasty characters.
rodenbach99 (2805) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille de 75cl. (bue en compagnie de Patrick). Liquide cuivrée avec une mousse blanche durable. Au nez une tonne d’épices, des oranges, de la coriandre et du sucre brun. Ce nez est trop sucré et laisse présager le pire pour la bouche. Ce qui fut confirmer à la première gorgée avec ce sucré, épicé piquant. Il y a une tonne de malt sucré, un mauvais alcool (surprenant). Elle écœure comme un mauvais barley wine.
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cloudy, dirty orange brown color. Doesn’t look appealing, huge huge orange peel and grains of paradise just everywhere. Way over the top which I don’t like, but nice smooth malty mouthfeel. Very low hops, which work well and ultimately make this a fairly palatable brew. Not sweet. Would rush to buy again, but doesn’t.
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, dark amber color, with a thick pillowy white head, with a yeasty, doughy, mild orange peel, grain of paradise, coriander spicy aroma, with some panettone cake dough, vanilla notes, and with some wheat, pale, toasted malt, oat cereal accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, doughy, light earthy pale, wheat, toasty, grainy cereal malty character, with some spicy coriander, orange peel, panettone cake dough, oatmeal, faint flowery leafy, grassy, hoppy flavours, with a subtle vanilla undertone, leading towards a yeasty, doughy, wheat, pale, toasted maltiness, coriander, grain of paradise spiciness, orange peel, oatmeal cookie dough, faint lingering leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.