Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours cloudy orange with a whitish head. Smells like a bit of a white beer tart and light hopping with some european mystery aromas coming through. Tastes much better than I was expecting. Sweetish with fruit and creamy vanilla like spice. To thin but a nice summer lawnmower.
Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Middle of the road, has the signature bready flavor that lots of New Belgium beers do. Not much depth or originality. Tastes like most of their other ales. Not bad, but I would not seek it out.
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The bottle poured a dark pumpkin orange, with pure white head, and a little lacing. The smell is slightly tart, but yet oddly, sort of minerally like a wet dog.
The taste is layered, but subtly sweet off the bat. Orange zest is in the base, loads of spice, clove, coriander, and sweet yeast.
Well built beer. The most under valued of the line by far.
A damn good representation.
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Gingerman in Ft. Worth. Very nice smell and flavor. Nice smooth taste with ginger and peach. The smell was of ginger, honey, and florals. Color was gold with white head and vice lacing.
robzilla (86) - - FEB 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden with nice lacing. Banana nut bread on the nose. Lots of yeasty flavors and citrus, a bit nutty too. Very enjoyable beer, never tried this style at least that i know. Pretty complex stuff here, great beer for the spring.
beeroverthere (81) - USA - FEB 15, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 Color:Dark Golden
Aroma:Light Aroma, some lemon
Body:Spicy, dry, hint of caramel sweetness, lemon
Over-all/Mouth-fell:Medium, light carbonation, pleasant
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No head or lacing in this one. Orange aroma with some hoppy smells along for the weak ride. Lemon, hops, and carbonation about sum up this one. Not bad, but could be better.
frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours cloudy yellow color with an explosion of foam (1 finger of beer to 4 fingers of foam). The smell is of candied malts, very pungent and slightly sour. The flavor is mostly sweet, but noticeably sour, with hints of lemon. Mouthfeel is very bubbly, with generous, sharp carbonation. The beer finishes dry and leaves a sour aftertaste that fades quickly.
I wasn’t expecting a sour beer, and this caught me off-guard. That said, it’s not bad. The flavor is pleasant, and although it’s very strong, it’s rather cleansing. It reminds me a bit of the lambic I tried awhile back, but it’s actually drinkable.
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange! The floating orange on the label is nearly the exact color of the brew. Citrus and malty nose is very pleasant. Refreshing and smooth despite the moderate %Alc. Quite unique.
mrchug645 (71) - alb, New Mexico, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle pours orange with a mysterious glow after the head diminishes,has creamy taste and hints of lemon and notes of spices really like this one cheers!!!