SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2011 On tap....pours a cloudy light orange with rich, sticky white head. Aroma is extremely pleasant, notes of floral, citrus, farmhouse, pine. Flavor has a complex but yet very nice balance of lemon peel, pine, light wheat malt and very subtle dusty farmhouse with a pleasant light tart bitter in the finish. Mouthfeel is light body with soft, high fizzy carbonation. Overall, very tasty, easy drinking, very refreshing brew!
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a moderate white head. Aroma of pineapple, grass, orange, wheat, pine, and florals. Flavor of wheat, pine, florals, toasted grain, and orange with a dry, bitter finish.
mmmbeer (1187) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz. pint glass at the Draught- Holy cow, it looks like a beer for once!!! Very heavily cloudy (to the point where the sun refuses to pass through-almost) faded cut wheat straw color (ask this old farmboy), creamy 3mm head formed and laced picture perfectly upon the vessel. Aroma of oranges, piney hops, yeast, and smiles from that one blonde haired, blue eyed girl that always winks at you. Hits the mouth with an even medium body, malt is light to the tongue but still powerful enough to be enjoyable, some pepper and coriander (with a very light note of parsley) in the middle, finish lingers and makes your heart sing. One year ago MIkkeller himself posted in the Austin forum here on RateBeer that you should keep an eye on these guys. I had my doubts. I’m man enough to say that I owe him, as well as the crew at Jester King an apology, a firm handshake, and an offer to purchase a brew for them. Very well done. And congrats, you just cracked this hard ass’ top 30 brews!
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Beautiful pour. Cloudy bright orange with a thin head that laces nicely. Aroma is all citrus, mostly tangerine. Really interesting palate. Great body with some prickly spiciness and a bone dry finish. Immensely refreshing balance of sweet, spice, and a firm orange-peel bitterness.