Kinz (3395) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably the last brew of 2012, unless I get adventuresome here in the last hour. Not a bad way to wrap up what has been an off rating year for me. Pours a pale, very clear orange, little head. Aroma is citrus, lime and a bit of orange peel, and a slight cooked note I can’t quite put my finger on - almost phenolic. Flavor starts of white pepper, and then moves into a very citric middle - but not sour, more like lime citrus that was cooked. Odd, but ultimately, pretty enjoyable. Alcohol well masked. Malt backbone could use to be a bit more pronounced.
HughConway (826) - Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bomber bottle. Pours clear orange, minimal head. Slight citrus aroma, little to no spice. Taste is beery - indistinct - with maybe some citrus? Not alot going on, really underwhelming. Felt like the sour was added to mask the absence of everything else.
milewide (1628) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Modest citrus aroma. Average head. Taste is citrus and Belgium spice. Smooth, solid body is a strength!
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange-golden with a lasting, foamy off-white head. Aroma is sour citrus, a little funky spiciness, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, a tad tart, overripe fruit, fermented orange, a little bitterness on the finish, some lasting booze and syrupy orange (bringing to mind Triaminic, or a mimosa with orange schnapps). After the first several sips, my impression of the flavor and palate improved considerably, moving from a semi-cloying start to pleasantly dry and tart. Definitely more enjoyable than my description suggests.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into tap into a tullip glass. Pours a nice golden copper color with a white head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma is a nice orange sweetness with a hint of malt and alcohol. Flavor is sweet with notes of orange, caramel, with a nice sweet bitter finish. Mouthfeel is moderate with decent carbonation. This is a great beer i would easily drink again.
beerbaaron (1470) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark yellow, White head and nice lacing. Sweetness, orange peel, peach. Effervescent. No cloying. Mimosa-like. I really like this beer.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to OmegaX for the share. The aroma was interesting; lots of herbs, lemongrass and funk. Flavors didn’t quite match the aroma, perhaps some herbs and yeast though upfront. The finish was of wheat, dank hops and light peach. Very interesting and pretty drinkable for the given potency.
OmegaX (1301) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmmm....an interesting brew, here. I got aromas of peach and citrus initially, with tons of yeast an a light spicey note afterwords. Pour is peach colored with a bubbly white head. Pleasantly tart with notes of peach and citrus, followed by a light malt presence and more spicey notes. Very nice.
Butters (3898) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled with Kristen on Christmas 2012. Clearish straw colored pour with suspended small particulate throughout and sudsy white head. Nose of citrus lemon cleanser, but not unpleasant. Flavor is very fresh and refreshing with lemon peel, very slight tartness, slight yeastiness, hints of vanilla, and citrus. This was actually a quite nice surprise, and a great colab for these guys.
bytemesis (3840) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2012 Bottle. Clear butterscotch, medium white head; decent lacing. Aroma is yeast, spice, grain, orange peel. Flavor is about the same, a touch herbal or floral in character. Medium body