ericdevin (763) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours a clear golden amber, slight head. Some lacing. Slight malt and citrus notes in the aroma. Mouthfeel is kind of slippery, yeast very prominent in finish. Not bad, not great. Glad to see NB pushing themselves via the Lips of Faith series. They can’t all be home runs, but if you don’t try, you can’t succeed.
Elwood (3161) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a slightly greenish yellow with a slight white head. The nose is slightly floral an unusual herbal and citrus component. The flavor is spicy, slight earthy, with those herbal floral notes (I was thinking chrysanthemum but that’s not right. Perhaps that bergamot they mention in the description. Slightly catty as it warms and the alcohol seems to come out a bit more than you might like. The nose is unusually malt heavy as it warms, comparable to an imperial pilsner in my mind. The alcohol helps dry out the finish, but this one seems a little heavy on the tongue for the style. Interesting but not one I would return to.
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fountainhead. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of crisp peach and grass with a prominent grain backbone. Flavor has more of a grain and cereal note throughout with a bit of a tart peach bite in the finish.
arkurzynski (1519) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber with foamy white head and active carbonation. Aroma is moderately yeasty with wet wheat malt, light vanilla and spice, orange cream, and mild mixed citrus. Flavor is orange peel and coriander that fades to wheat malt and a lightly tangy, citrus finish. Moderate dry finish with lingering orange cream soda. Prickly, dry carbonation.
falco242 (257) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just a bit of thin lacy head on the light orange pour. Light citrus nose with a yeasty bready taste that ends with citrus peel and coriander. Pretty sweet/salty aftertaste too. Would be best on a hot day
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pale golden with no head. Sweet floral orange blossom and cognac-like aroma. Tastes somewhat like grand marnier with a sweet grain finish. Not bad.
Ratman197 (9792) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of yeast, bread dough, barnyard, light orange zest and light white pepper. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, lemon zest, yeast, light spiuce and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering straw finish.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a frothy head on an orange-ish beer. Aroma is muted but I detect a Belgian yeast quality and a hint of vanilla. The taste is very smooth and the alcohol does not show up at all. Well masked. Again a slight vanilla note in the taste with a slight citrus note next to it. Did not catch the Bergamot which is a shame because I like that flavor.
csaso (1361) - Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - good size foamy head, light gold color, very sweet honey-like aroma and flavor with mild citrus, mild hops, pretty syrupy palate, definitely not dry as the description states
BeerandBlues2 (9681) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium-short retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is stale farmhouse cheese, sugary wet grains, pear and apricot fruity esters, and a faint aroma of old, dirty hops. Flavor is sweet steeped grains and straw malt, light hops and bitterness, gently rotting peaches and a lightly sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.