SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Poured a dark golden honey color and created a minimal amount of foamy head. In the nose there is an abundance of coriander, orange peel and the spice grains of paradise which smells delicious and made my salivary glands start up right away. Actually smells similar to a true authentic Belgian witbier style. The flavor is the same high dosage of all the same elements and is just completely dominated by the grains of paradise and coriander. Also, there is a sweet and tart flavor of orange peels and has the same taste as the flesh of a tangerine. There is a little bit of a imbalance going on within this brew but since this was my first beer by Iron Fist, I have to admit that I’m impressed.
StefanSD (2015) - 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.
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall very good, lots of spices, strong, a mix of all sorts of flavors but smooth and good!
VsXsV (1896) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of banana, clove, butter, spices, smoke and bread. Taste is very light sweet and light bitter with notes of bread, spices, smoke, banana and clove. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Meh.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: swirls with filmy bubbles atop a bright amber-orange body. Mostly clear but with a faint chill haze.
Nose: clean spiced character is pervasively seductive. Crunchy caramelized sweetness in the back rides atop crisp golden melba toast. Forestry. Potpourri underneath with floral and herbal qualities. Canned black cherries and mulberries for a bit of wild mustiness. Tobacco leaf underneath along with parchment paper. Complex and evolving.
Palate: clean with a medium-bodied weight and a dry finish. Leafy, dried herbs, parchment paper and dried tobacco leaf. Apple sweetness then bitterness of skin and nutty earthiness of stem. Solid warmth and spice in swallow and breath. Dried brush old and crumbly. Ginger and powdered cumin mingle with a mélange of floral and herbal notes.
Final Thoughts: easily for me the most intriguing beer of our mini-tasting. Never once was a single sip same as the next nor the previous. A truly amazing and evolving beer. I’d easily drink another.
jookos (1523) - FINLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber. Old hops, coriander citrus nose, pale, slight herbal malts. Dry, medium bodied. Flavour follows aroma. Nice belgy style drink. Long finish. Perhaps a bit too dry for me.
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.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great hazy orange color. I like this one but the flavors are very strong. Big fan of the grains of paradise and there are plenty here. The beer is like a big imperial hefe with tons of spice. Nothing delicate here. Huge wheaty beer. Heavy body. Too heavy. It is delicious! Bitterness in the finish is a bit harsh. The beer does grow on you.
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear copper pour with an off-white head. Aroma is heavy on the clove with some banana followed by a mix of spices and some darker malt in the background. Taste had a lot of clove with contrasting spices (slight bitterness) and some nice darker malt tones including some light tobacco. Clean, lightly coating mouthfeel. I enjoyed this beer.
TEJA (1214) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle ar Peo, thanks.
Aroma of aftershave. Perfume taste. Koriander and citrus taste. Small body and small sweetness.