nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is spicy with urinal cake, spices, and overripe fruit. The appearance is light amber with a big head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall this is not very good to me.
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer reminds me of fancy soap. the spies are very potent with lots of character. the real flaws are the malts that makes the beer taste what it is. still worth a try though.
unclemike (2547) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a bright orange color with a big fluffy head but not much lacing. The aroma is earthy and fruit/ citrus with sweet brown sugar and bread notes. Very balanced yeasty flavors of orange and bread dough. Very nice beer
milewide (1732) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly cloudy amber color with average head and body. Flavor is a unique spicy citrus. Little brett influence.
Sledutah (6040) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap during a brewery tour, GABF weekend
Appearance: Cloudy golden with a small white head
Aroma: Banana, spices and lemon
Taste: Banana and citrus
bytemesis (4600) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours hazy amber with a medium white head; creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is grain, lemon, yeast and caramel. Flavor about the same, medium sweet, slightly fruity, with a bit of bitterness at the finish. Nice and easy to drink.
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(This one was aged 10 months.) A hazy orange-yellow beer with a crisp white head. Aroma is of fresh green apples, candy, a bit of spicy apple pie. Rich fruity flavors with an interesting ’baked goods’ thing, like an apple cinnamon muffin. A pretty unique beer in terms of its flavor. Some gentle bitterness comes along in the finish and provides a bit of astringency. Mouthfeel is very creamy and silky, but perhaps slightly on the thin side. Nice crisp astringent finish. Overall a really good beer, definitely enjoyed it a lot!
pchristi (4) - - OCT 9, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It?s has a nice appearance. No real aroma. Taste and palate feel is nice. But over all not something I want to drink again
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From Notes, 4/16/12:
Poured a 22oz bottle into Duvel Tulip. No apparent bottling or best by date.
A: Cloudy orange with 2 finger rocky white head. Sporadic lacing down the glass as the head dissipates after a few minutes.
S: A lot going on here. Lemon & orange stand out the most. Faint bitterness and lots of spiciness. Coriander, maybe?
T: Taste follows the nose. Citrus up front with some funky yeast. Spices in the middle and slightly bitter hop finish.
M: Juicy and medium-bodied. Carbonation is good for this lighter style.
O: My first Biere de garde; I really enjoyed it. Easy to drink, but has nice complexity. Like New Belgium often does, it encourages you to go seek out more of a style.
rumproasts (4134) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Hazy light amber. Slight brett tartness and funk. Sweet and fruity. Damn good.