Crispy34 (487) - Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. The aroma is pretty hoppy. There is also some sweetness. The appearance is a hazy golden with a creamy head. The taste starts out kinda lemon zesty and finishes kinda hoppy. Has a fruity sweetness in the middle. The palate is nice. Overall, this is a good beer. Well done.
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jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow-gold with good, creamy & foamy white head / Fruity nose of tropical & orchard fruit, coconut, and malolactic fermentation / Medium to full body, fruity, sweet with a lot of dry, oak astringency? in the middle, good balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of pineapple, apple, pear, peach, clove, ginger, and oak / A little bigger and sweeter than I would prefer, but very well done. The deScription comment about pairing with French cheese is right on.
Bacterial (2368) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at New Belgium Hub at the Denver Airport. Golden pour with a thick white head. Fruity and slightly funky nose. Sweet, a touch of sour and a touch of farmhouse funk. A nice beer, perhaps kept a little too commercial with the sweetness.
Ughsmash (7408) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Poured fairly bright yellow with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up sour, metallic fruit skins and citrus paired with a bit of sweet berry.. a bit of clove and ginger too.. a bit of dry funk accented.. I really didn’t get it. The flavor found the same tangy, metallic character throughout, along with dry floral and fruity funk.. orange peel and light white spices around.. finished dry and funky, but not that enjoyable. Medium-bodied, tangy, and dry on the palate.. somewhat tacky at times.. finished with strong, bitter warmth.. this just didn’t do it for me.
Shag (2717) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden color with a white head. Aroma is yeasty with citrus, peaches, and spices. The flavor is mildly sour and sweet also with some citrus, herbal notes, tropical fruit. The finiish is a bit dry and spicy. Overall this is a nice beer.
Syzzer (624) - Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice beer, good for summer drinking. On tap at Venti’s. A dull lemon (nice- opposed to shocking or sour) with a slight hint of cloves. Light sticky head, dark yellow in color.
New Belgium, and Michigan’s own, Brewery Vivant, each stuck a hand in the mitten for this wonderful collaboration. A bright Biere de Garde with a pale copper sheen, this beer is brewed with pale malt, and some oats for creaminess. Hopped with Sorachi Ace to reinforce the citrus bite from the bergamot addition, the Brewery Vivant Collaboration is refreshing, and strong. A hint of clove from Vivant’s house yeast brings a spice bite to the extra dry finish. Enjoy with friends.
Just the facts Ma’am...
Birthdate - October, 2012
ABV - 9%
IBU - 18
Calories - 235
Hops - Target, Sorachi Ace
Malts - Pale, Munich, C-120
Fruits/Spice - Orange Peel
Body - Medium-Light
Aroma - Fruity orange and lemon peel, lots of spicy phenolic yeast flavors (clove, peppercorn), fresh herbal tea, fennel, some tropical fruit notes, cellar-like notes.
Mouthfeel - Starts warm, cloying and boozy with effervescence like a fine champagne, finishes bone-dry- perfect biere de garde style!
Flavor - Sweet fruit, slight citric tart and mineral-like
Visual - Light golden straw with a uniform haze & slight sheen; low white head with nice lacing.
wxman (1589) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear pale golden with a full eggwhite head. Aroma is sour fruit and yeast. Taste is farmhouse all the way. Lots of sweet pale malt along with a slight mustiness from the wild yeast which also imparts a pleasant mild sourness to round it out. Nice effort!
TomTron (431) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Big time citrus aroma and that dominates any possible other aroma. Flavor is basically oranges and some other citrus, but this is basically orange juice beer. If I didn’t know this had alcohol in it, I would say this is something I would drink with my eggs and bacon in the morning. Not bad, just different and rather interesting.
mansquito (4339) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Total Wine, Fairfax 650ml: Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is loads of orange, lemon, and all citrus, except for grapefruit, but mostly orange. I don’t really like oranges. Taste is much the same. There is some yeast going on, but it is mostly a peculiar kind of citrus. This really ain’t my thing and it is kind of a shame I had a whole bottle. The alcohol was well covered, nevertheless.
oc4111 (119) - USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden color with a one finger white head that quickly disappears and leaves couple of spots of lacing. Aroma is predominantly orange, and orange peel with a slight hint of yeast. Taste is all of the above plus a bit of spice. Some people say this is more like a Belgian golden ale but there’s no belgian yeast and this has more citrus. I’m really digging this.