markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Brewers’ Ball 2014. Pours orange-amber with white head. Nose is Belgian yeast: fruity yeast, some sweetness, some spice, and some more esters. Flavor is similar with yeast, sweetness, esters, spice, and more Belgian yeast. Light to medium in body and interesting overall.
drowland (6049) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1/21/14. On at at the Destin location. Weird goofy hazy orange dark pour, really hazy, like creamy and thick, basically no head whatsoever. Strong Belgian yeast character, spicy, yeasty, hints of citrus, quite sweet. Sweet flavor, super malty, fruity and yeast spiciness, tons of sweet citrus. Too much. Too strong, too sweet, too much yeast. Blech.
BelgianBeerGal (3197) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft special of the month in Destin. Pours a murky brown color with not much head. Nice aroma of yeast, caramel, grain, banana and a hint of spice. For the flavor the yeast seems right and a hint of sweetness but it seemed a little grain heavy for the style. Good though.
Oakes (12629) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dull amber. Perfumey, orangey aroma. Strong. Lots of florals, banana. Some late alcoholic dryness. 3-6-7-4-14 = 3.4
Cloudy beige. Thin head. Floral, perfumey aroma with fresh apples. Clean, dry, nice apple/pear character with hints of spice. Much more refined than the Pensacola version. 7.4%. 3-7-7-4-15 = 3.6
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pensacola: Peach-golden and hazy. No lace. Bubblegum and banana aromas. Mid-palate also has lots of bubblegum. Orange juice qualities. Good finish, with alcohol dryness cleaning it up. Hot and invigorating for a wheat beer. Nice character, strong and good like a double-hefeweizen. 6-3-7-3-13
Rating weighted by Destin: Hazy orange. Banana, bubble gum, candy aromas. Sweet, almost syrupy but somehow manages to be enjoyable in spite of it. Low carbonation. Much cleaner finish than the Pensacola version. Finishes with fresh grain and much less bubblegum. 4-6-4-7-14
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Florida Brewers Guild Fest 2007. Poured cloudy straw color with off white head. It has a sweet almost honey aroma with some sharp lemon like citrus notes. The flavor is sweet. It’s a bit too sweet with maybe candi sugar and something else. Also some yeast and lemon like citrus was noticeable in the aroma.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FBG07. Spicy yeast nose with some sweetness, some citrus. Yellow and very cloudy with huge white head. Nice lacing. Sweet candy-like flavor, but well-balance. Tasty.
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed this one at the 2005 FL Brewers Guild Beerfest. Pour resembled a nice unfiltered wheat ale...a cloudy orange-yellow. Nose was very fruity, oranges, apples, etc. Taste was not terribly different from the aroma, but did exhibit more spicy sweetness with the hops jumping right on it to the mix. Very tasty.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled 3 times, because I enjoyed it so immensely, but 4oz’s at a time, at the 2005 Florida Brewers Guild Beerfest.
Poured a hazy golden orange body and a thick cobwebby creamy head. The aroma and flavor were a cornucopia of fruit… pears, apples, apricot peaches, nectarines and other assorted orange zests, with a hint of raisins. There were also notes of black pepper corns and light clove. It was lightly sweet with honey, but bready and doughy in the finish. I entirely enjoyed this one, a largly complex brew!
apost8n8 (123) - USA - FEB 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange in color with little to no head. Served cold in an trappist glass. Great floral and citricy nose. mouthfeel was multilevel, certainly not thick, but the higher alcohol gave it more weight in the mouth. Flavor was sweet and hoppy, with a great tangy finish. By far the best from Mcguire’s and near the top of my list as most enjoyable beer.