DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep amber. Aroma is malty, sweet, and a bit spicy. Flavor is similiar.
ben4321 (3355) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 12/29/11
Aroma: The nose has some grassy notes, hints of fruit, toast, pepper, and other spices
Appearance: It pours a hazy golden-orange color with an off-white head and spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is light-medium sweet, some fruity notes, yeast/toast and spice flavors mostly
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a fairly soft mouthfeel that has a light stickiness to it
I thought this was a rather solid and drinkable Biere de Garde. All of the components are well-enough made, though they are all pretty subtle. Still though, I thought this one was pretty successful, and it made for a rather drinkable offering. Had the ABV been low enough, this could easily have been a nice session beer, which speaks pretty well to how well-hidden the alcohol is in this one. I enjoyed this one.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt and earth aroma with yeast and red fruit. Malt and red fruit flavor with earthiness. Medium bodied. Red fruit and light caramel lingers with earth and light spice.
PorterPounder (4945) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - World Market - 22 oz bottle - part of a bomber 4-bottle variety pack. Light orange, slightly murky pour with a soft snow white head. Chewy aroma with orange marmalade notes and some bread pudding. Flavor is full-bodied with some sweet bready notes, some muted spices, a hint of light citrus. Mouthfeel is thick and belly warming.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A lightly sweet, tan malt aroma. The beer is murky, with small flocculent yeast floaters. Bad label, the white head quickly collapses into frogs’ eggs on the sides of the glass. Sweetish, woody, moderately astringent. Medium, candied body. A little grassiness in the aftertaste, but really there’s not a lot of finish. Not bad, but nothing to recommend it and no reason to go out of your way to find it. Tick. World Market, Tallahassee.
Reid (1719) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from "LifeSource" S.salem. $5.25
Slightly hazy amber coloured beer with a gorgeous creamy thick creme coloured head.
Light spicy,malty aromas.some fruit like green apples and pears.
Taste smooth ,peppery,malty, some hop..slight spice..and noticable alcohol in the end .
OK mouthfeel..nothing great but acceptable.
Overall and OK beer
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Lakefront. Orange-brown, looks filtered. Thin beige head. Astringent mellow orange soapy hop aroma. Hmm...awkward. Oddly pungent sweetness. Really poor example of the style. Doughy orange tones with a pungent alcohol backbone. Rate seems generous.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from keenan 1/31/11.
dark orange amber colored pour with an off white head. spotty foam left behind.
aromas of orange, dusty wheat, caramel, yeast, pale malt and honey.
similar flavor... candied orange peel, wheat, dust/must and bready yeast all stand out.
its a bit thick... needs some acid or funk to take it over the edge. 6/4/6/3/14
wxman (1276) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pours a nearly clear amber color with a full off white head that diminishes to a skim covering rather quickly. Aroma of fruit and honey. Taste is intriguing and hard to nail down. I’m getting green tea, lemon, honey and cherry soda pop. Interesting rendition of the style. Like it a lot, just treally different. Alcohol present, but not dominant.
scotchzi (301) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a amber brown with thin head. Smells kinda Earthy sweet and sour kind of like pickled beets. Taste is smooth sweet upfront with ripe figs followed by earth and a tart unripened cherry finish.