DrnkMcDermott (2870) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured straight into the glass to kick up some foam and get a good whiff. Indeed bready smell with a bit of plum and herb. Nose carries some alcohol for a "regular strength" beer. Hazy body is more amber than red, under a big, puffy and lacy head.Taste matches the nose, includes a sharp bitterness like sucking on a tea bag. Enjoyable enough in toto, and the extra nose of alcohol also turns the beer into a sticky coating on my lips. But you need to be in the mood for something that’s not what the big boys call "drinkable."
Atom (1628) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a hazy amber/brown with a large light khaki head. Sweet caramel aroma with scotch tape hops. Taste has a pleasent hope spice and bitterness with dry caramel malt and a slight wheat presence. Ok.
gyllenbock (5376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at City Beer.
Hazy amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of light orange, yeast, citrus, malt and some caramel. Also some weak notes of wheat. Drinkable but nothing special.
kraddel (4396) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear orange, small white head . Smell is full , dry , bitter . Bit yeasty , some fruity tones . Taste is coockiedough , bitter , dry , very full on the coockie side ( malts ) . Aftertaste is like a bitter coockie as well. Lovely beer
Lowenbrau (2441) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 14-09-2014.
Shared with Zita and Hansen.
Pours hazy golden with some white head. Some berries and fruity aromas. Medium body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is slightly bitter, fruity, light, refreshing. Ends dry. Some weird sweet notes.
SSSteve (3904) - - DEC 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. hazy dark gold with a medium sized, creamy white head. dusty aroma. foamy mouthfeel and medium bodied. effervescent. bitter. weird flavors of cocoa, dust, grass. desert dry. almost like some wild yeast got in here.
ccex (1015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As someone who grew up at Gustavus Adolphus college, I saw this cool label on a 500 ml bottle and just had to try it. Pours a hazy dark orange with a medium, lasting off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma has tropical fruit, citrus, and biscuits. Taste is slightly bitter and spicy, with both fruity and malty sweetness in the middle, and some wheat in the dry finish. Body is medium with lively carbonation. This is a complex and big beer, which satisfies more as it goes on and warms up.
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft @ Local Option - Chicago, IL) Hazy orange with a fizzy white head. Dry wheat and light fruit aroma with a hint of spice and yeast. Flavor start off with a dry wheat note, almost like a milder version of Gumballhead, with a spicy and very dry finish.
Douberd (2975) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Local Option Blood ov the Kings) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into an english pint glass, ABV 6%
Dark orange colour on the body ans slightly hazy, with two fingers of thick, off-white head on top. Very good retention.
Aroma is very fruity, very hoppy too. Some wheat on the back but mostly covered by the fruity aromas. Cookie dough too, light grains, citrus.
Great taste! Again lots of fruits, biscuits, light grains and faint nuts, light chocolate even, marzipan, cocoa, something that brings red peppers to mind without being spicy.
Medium body, good carbonation, nice dryness on the palate.
Very good, at first seems like an average one but it ends up great,one of the few that I notice so much difference between aroma and flavours.
probstblueribbon (3212) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep copper with large yeast flecks and a full orange-light tan head.
Aroma: Rich caramel maltiness, a bit grainy and mashy/brothy, a little berry-like fruitiness, a bit of resinous/pine hops, gets peppery later on.
Palate: Medium+ body and full carbonation.
Flav.: Quite dank and peppery with a very rich malty backbone, drier than expected for this much malt, phenolic; dry with decent bitterness and a long, fairly peppery/dank finish.
A helluva “Wheat Ale”. Also, pretty big for a 6% beer.
douglas88 (6812) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small medium white head. A nice super sweet caramel and fruit nose. rich earthy dry grains, caramel, toffee, fruity, dusty, strawberries. Solid.