Ernest (5930) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2010 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, malt syrup), lightly hoppy (apricot), with notes of nutmeg, pumpkin, and detergent. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Odd aroma reminiscent of Thanksgiving time beers, squashy and nutmeggy. Some flaws too, though...crude malt character that’s more or less New Belgium’s trademark, and some soap. Sweetness lingers uncomfortably long into the finish; difficult to drink much of.
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a clear deep golden color ale with a large foamy head that disappeared way too quickly without any lacing. Aroma of spices with bland malt base and light dry Brett notes. Taste is also dominated by light spice mix with notes of bland Belgian style malt with a very faint funky aftertaste. Body is a bit light for style with average carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very disappointing from a brewery who usual produce better offering.
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught at Meddlesome Moth) pale yellow pour with soapy white bubbles. Nose and taste have umami, sweaty socks, some light white pepper, Belgian yeast, and very faint brett. The palate linger isn’t very good either. Disappointed. Had this from the bottle previously and liked its floral and brett influence better. Seemed lacking here.
mcberko (4863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Apex, pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of doughy malt - not much on the nose really. Flavour of dry bread, wheat and maybe some yeast - similarly bland flavour profile. Pointless beer to me, yet dry and refreshing. Decent enough I suppose.
docsteigs (493) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one fell flat for me. Golden-orange pour leads mild doughy aroma. Taste is kind of bland maltiness and oats, citrus is mild-orange to me, the Brett didn’t mesh as nicely as I’d have hoped.
maxwelldeux (2724) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Pours an extremely cloudy amber color with a smallish pillowy white head. They said it was near the end of the keg, so it may look a bit weird. Nose is subtle, but slightly malty. Taste is light and slightly sweet. Meh.
nick76 (4128) - 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.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
A mixture of sour citrus and wheat combine to create the aroma of this beer. A golden-orange color and moderate head and decent lacing are the signature markings of this beer. The taste is of bitter wheat marked by mild citrus inflections. The taste fades fast.
GT2 (7117) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at CK. Clear deeper orange with a thicker yellowish head. Webby, weak lace. Nose is sugary and sticky malty with sweetened cherries. Taste is sticky, applely, blander with mealy apple and mineral water tinged with mild butter and powdery sweet rolls. Overly sweet and bland overall. Not good.
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kerenmk (1601) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at the 3rd Israeli Sour Tasting. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours cloudy orange with orange and clove aroma, tastes like white orange peel. Rather flat, light body. Not amazing.