Blairgus (2213) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 feb 2013, bottle. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is barnyard and corn crib. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Dry orange peel, cobwebs, some spices, dry finish.
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fidelis83 (1739) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear gold with a 2 finger, frothy white head that has great retention and leaves some lacing. Aroma of citrus blooms and flesh, toast, fruity and bready yeast, light acididty, floral hops and limestone. Flavor is orange flesh and peel, cereal toast, spicy phenols, light caramel and light citrus, possibly yeast related tartness. Medium, oily body with a light carbonation. Not, bad, but a little plain, boozy, and oily.
Mittenator (882) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to flight glass. Nice and tart with a bit of funk. Wish it had a bit more aroma. One if the better in the lips of faith series.
jvonrader (1) - - FEB 17, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Very light, subtle yeast and a bit of orange.
Appearance: Solid, clean golden in color with strong finger-length head.
Taste: Orange peel, some lemon, grassy.
Palate: Smooth going down, very light carbonation.
Overall: Greater than the sum of its parts, smooth and easy to drink, but not sacrificing in flavor. Wonderful for a warm afternoon.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 2/16/13
Aroma: The nose is sweet and yeasty, with some orange zest, earth, and grass/hay notes.
Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a small, lasting, clean, white head and drippy lace.
Flavor: The tartness comes through a touch more in the flavor, but it is still fairly sweet mostly from the orange/citrus zest. There’s also a little spice, and it finishes with a medium earthy/hay bitterness.
Palate: This one drinks pretty cleanly, with a medium body, soft carbonation, and a dry finish
Overall, this is a pretty nice beer. The yeast strain works very nicely. The "hints of orange" doesn’t seem to be all that light, as I found it very noticeable and quite zesty. There’s some well balanced spice, and a nice hop components as well. Everything is well put together and well balanced. As far as the alcohol goes, the 9% is really well hidden. There is a lot to like here. Nicely done.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized frothy off-white head. Good head retention and decent lacing. Aroma of tart fruits, clay, earthy notes, herbal hops. The taste is bread, herbal notes, stone fruits, berries, vanilla, earthy notes. Medium bodied, slight warmth.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Definitely an inconsistent series, this. Handsome pour, deep orange, frothy and somewhat cloudy. RIpe yeast and modest funk in the nose but a big fat dose of citrus peel seems to have a disproportionate influence. Prickly mouthfeel, finish a bit bland and not particularly dry enough. Flavors are fairly generic, except again for the strong taste of orange peel. Not bad, just a bit disjointed and underwhelming.
rangerred (788) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap.
Appearance is a clear light gold with a one finger white head.
Aroma is quite citrusy with lots of pears and apples. Some light bready malt as well. There is a little bit of Earthyness but it is well restrained.
The taste is very fruity again with pear and apple being dominant. There is a very juicy quality this beer that is delicious. Some earth and wood along with a light bitterness leading to a slightly sweet finish. Mouthfeel is a bit of the heavy side, though, limiting drinkabililty.
Overall, a pretty good beer from New Belgium but far from spectacular. I would order it again, though, if I came across it.
Sammy (7734) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Champane’s Cellars. Light coloured body with lasting off-white head. Mild orange peel and yeast aroma. The taste is a blend of the spices I normally get in a biere de garde, with the taste of orange peel out and above everything else. Decently drinkable. Booze definately in the taste.
bwa5879 (457) - Portage, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Christmas gift deuce. Pour is a light orange/peach that is thick and gelatinous, pretty hazy. Quarter inch of bright white head. Powdery quality to the scent, grass, orange citrus, earthy manure or rubber aroma as well. Medium, watery mouth feel and relatively low, flat carbonation. This mostly tastes like fresh oranges, a very small amount of sour yeast funkiness too. Finish is pretty dry, tingly orange extract/liqueur and orange zest.