VT (796) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 oz bottle shared with czar and friends. An opaque, yellowish-whitish with a short lasting white head. Smell is mango, oranges, pineapple, citrus. Taste is mango, orange, coriander, wheat, sugar, fruits. Good bit of tart in the finish, along with a subtle bitterness. Some lingering anise flavor. Medium body, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Excellent double wit.
Jesterdeal (1043) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of bubble gum and slushy. Pours hazy light orange and hazy. Tastes of bubble gum and not in a good way. Nice mouthfeel but I don’t like it.
popkow (255) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a hazy golden with small white head. Has apricot notes with some citrus, wheat and orange flavor. Medium bodied and has a sour bite to it. Finishes with a lemon and some alcohol aroma.
thornecb (3643) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep gold into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Sweet caramel and coriander aromas. Sweet hot sourdough and caramel upfront turning to citrusy yeast before the dry, lasting finish.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very mild floral aroma. Cloudiness in beer is mesmorizing. Very refreshiing flavor that leaves you dreaming of a hot summer day.
Slubgob (97) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A riff on a Hefe. Bomber pour. Quickly dissipating thin white head. Nice Orange scent in the nose. Good citrus and fruit flavor but a bit overwhelmed by the heavier alcohol. Kind of heavy sticky finish I want something crisp. Interesting idea, mediocre execution.
gsmitty80 (1588) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and alcoholic white ale. Thick and creamy with not much of the spice and corriander being tasted over the alcohol which was good.
dlovell2 (403) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color with white head. Citrus aroma. Fruity flavors with spicy finish. citrus notes with some tartness.
pushkinwow (1338) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill. Amber with an off white head. Wheat, spice, apricot, some alcohol. Moderate carbonation and body, more alcohol on the palate then the aroma, slightly bitter with an underlying sweetness and some spice, becomes a bit dry.
AirForceHops (1851) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating is a combination of draft and 22 oz. bottle. Draft @ Yard House, Boston. Bottle from The Beverage King. Bottle had a bit less head yet showed the same color and floating seeds and yeast in the glass. Aroma is a solid amount of coriander and yeast. The taste is mostly orange peel and coriander with yeast like after taste, plus a hint of pepper at the end as well. The mouthfeel is light, leaning toward medium. Mouthfeel is real effervescent.
It is very true to the style. Almost as good as the “Winter White” Long Trail had a few years back. This is among the top in it’s style.