emptytankard (36) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
If a gueze was what they were after on this one then they succeeded. Low carbonation, musty yeasty palate with a definite pronounced dryness. While refreshing, I felt this brew lacked the complexity to garner such a high rating.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark yellow color with big light tan head. Aroma is very musty, notes of honey, vinegar, oak, leather. Flavor is acidic, slightly malty, touch of honey and herbal hops.
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Small off-white head that mostly diminished, transparent, no visible carbonation, and a golden hue. Nose was oranges, sweet, spicy, and some alcohol notes. Flavor was sweet, lightly bitter, dry, oranges, and to a point astringent. Tingly, fizzy palate. Light-medium body.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Phil (Philip)! This beer has a very interesting and unique aroma and taste. The aroma consists of the fragrances: lime, hops, wheat, butter, citrus, and slight menthol notes. It is a cloudy bronze colored solution with a thick off-white head that fades leaving heavy lacing. This moderate bodied beer has a smooth and sweet disposition. The flavors of hops, pine, and lime can be detected. This beer exits the mouth leaving a lime/citrus taste lingering.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a coppery orange with good sized foamy white head. Aroma is a bit grainy with citrus. Taste is fruity with spices and a nice floral finish. Nice beer, but I didnít think as much of it as some did. I will re-try it someday.
pineypower (2719) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out a somewhat cloudy light orange color with a lot of carbonation and a very nice silky head. Silky clean mouthfeel. Aroma is somewhat spicy with some notes of yeast. Taste has some fruit with some very nice notes of wood and a finish of a bit of hops and some earthy feel. Very solid beer
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Murky orange with a brown edge under a softly falling tiny-bubbled large white head, lemon, coriander, light citrus and light flowers, rich earth in the aroma, smooth medium bodied mouthfeel, subtle carbonation, starts lightly bitter, ends lightly sour, aftertaste is bitter. Very good beer for pounding.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle thanks to Styles: Pours with a huge white head that is quite well-retained and leaves thick lacing around the outside of the glass. The body shines a bright pale-medium amber that is almost totally clear if gently poured. Tiny bubbles can be seen shooting to the surface. The nose shows a bit of lightly sour funk, barnyard, and what smells like a barrel that held lambic for a short time. Thereís a touch of mint, a hint of earthy pepper when swirled, and a touch of wet grain. This smells almost like a 50/50 combination of gentle gueuze and belgian wit. The taste begins lightly sour with some lemon lest, then opens into oak barrel, hints of vanilla, pepper, mild tannins, a bit of dry wheat & sweet light malt, then the spicy hops come through in the middle and finish. As it warms it actually becomes quite spicy all the way through from the peppery notes in the beginning to the hops towards the end (though the bitterness from the hops is felt from the beginning). Medium body, medium-lively carbonation, finishes bitter and dry. Itís nice, I like the level of spice and the tannins but thereís nothing that really grabs me about this one.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold, thick rocky off white head. Complex nose of funky farmhouse, lemon, earth, and must, with very light touches of vanilla and pepper. Flavor is citrusy (lemon) up front, barnyard, and touches of wood. Itís tart and dry throughout, with a late hop bitterness that brings it full circle. Medium bodied, pillow soft carbonation, lemony, soft pepper-like finish. JP seems to do no wrong in my book. Thanks for sharing hopscotch. Very nice...
Ungstrup (30133) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An unclear orange beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet spicy combined with notes of oranges. The flavor is sweet spicy - especially coriander, but also with fruity notes of oranges, leading to a dry end. A rather average Belgian Ale.