GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle -
Aroma - copious orange peel, caramel malts, and floral
Appearance - hazy amber body, sturdy 3-finger head, average retention/lacing
Mouthfeel - medium/full bodied, medium carbonation
Flavor - starts out fruity, noticeable toasted malts and spice
Overall - 3rd beer from Iron Fist and it’s another winner. Perhaps a little pricey and it keeps it from getting another tick higher, but it’s a quality beer
StefanSD (2217) - 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.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle from Whole Foods Hillcrest). Pours a copper color with a creamy tan head. Aroma has orange, bread and coriander. Taste is sweet with orange and coriander coming through. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Dry finish. Nice orange notes in this saison.
SDalkoholic (2199) - 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.
craftbeerdesign (2197) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample at Dr. Bill’s GABF Tasting at Falling Rock on 10/1/11. deep orange pour with a big white head. orange peel, coriander nose. medium body with spices up front and smooth orange / coriander notes throughout. semi-dry finish with more citrus.
hackobock (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy light amber with a frothy slightly off-white head. Aroma is orange, cloves, banana, sweet malt. Taste is sweet, some ripe banan, orange. Smooth texture.
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.
ansalon (1677) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy peach with a large frothy white head. Aroma is peach, coriander, orange, lemongrass, grass. Taste is orange, peach, coriander, lemongrass, resin, hay. Mouthfeel is very crisp and somewhat dry. Aftertaste is orange, coriander and spices. Quite good!
kryon (1508) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange with medium white head
Aromas of belgo yeast, apricots, coriander, peach, oranges, hints of caramel
Taste is peppery, wheat, sweet fruits, belgo yeast. Sweet start with Slight bitter ending. Wee bit unbalanced
doubleo (1432) - 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.