freeofthoughts (661) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2013 Pours a clear auburn gold with minimal white fizz. Nice sweet tart grainy aroma with Belgian funkiness. The flavor is very smooth grain with a light hearted Belgian yeast with an increasing unique tartness. The carbonation makes it sparkling with a sweeter nature than what it really has. Somewhat light bodied but strong and slightly warming, some apple and strawberry. The flowery hibiscus lingers with the fruit creating a very complex finish that is as lightly muddied and crazy as seemingly simple. Very good brew.
skaughty (645) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a little thin, with a typical trippicle aroma. When cold, it tastes like a yeasty, boozy blonde. When it warms, the tartness of the fruit takes over. Interesting to let this sit a bit.
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Wittales (637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance was clear orangish gold with diminishing creamy off white 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are strang for a triple, some sweet malt backbone with tropical fruits abound then wine like farmhouse yeasts, alcohol well hidden. Taste was dominated by bitter mango, orange, cherry, hibacious then barnyard funky yeasts. Alcohol not noticeable with slightly triple malt backbone. Palate was soft smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then lasting bitter fruity yeasty finish. Triple not, fruit sour brew yes, something amiss here.
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bev4Less. Pours almost the exact same amber as the New Albion Ale redux I just drank by Sam Adams. Little white foam is quickly gone. Aroma is somewhat malt forward, but mostly understated, with just a touch of the floral qualities I might have expected. Taste is an improvement, but only in the early palate. Then it just sort of starts to go nuts...and by nuts I mean ALL OVER THE FREAKING PLACE. Holy hell, there is cidery funky sweet tartness, cloying floral quality... almost as if there were some super-sweet pineapple guava in this thing???
Anyway, itís drinkable (barely) and different... so Iím mostly a fan. If my palate survives, Iíll be interested to see how it does as it warms... Otherwise, meh.
TizzleJizzle (623) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Bottle. Golden pour, with a foamy white head and decent retention. Tastes bitter, feijoa (which apparently I hate), way too tart, and dried fruit. Obviously Iím not a fan of this brew, although I highly appreciate New Belgium thinking outside the box and trying something new. Itís just not for me.
HIGHB4LL (612) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Krazy Karls. Appearance: finger of white head, amber orange color, cloudy. Aroma: orange, leathery yeast, light apricot . Palate: average carbonation, light body, good lace. Taste: slightly sweet to mild tartness. Overall, like how malts show through yeast, but not amazing still. Unique for style.
ADfan (578) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured on tap it has a deep amber color with a small head. Aroma has some fruits, champagne and a tartness. The tartness continues on the taste along with bitterness and a bit of spices.
bigtaster (559) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey color with white head, nose of spices and light fruit, cherries, banana. Light body with good amount of carbonation. Tangy from the start, dry, vinous characteristics, slight fruity sweetness. Balanced and delicious.
JohnGalt1 (535) - , Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 picked up today at Home Brew Stuff in Garden City.. Poured into my HotD goblet... clear light golden brew... 1" off white head.. short lasting.. no real lacing..
Nose is very tart... underripe guava and a big hibiscus presence (lemony/cranberry).. grainy pale malts come in under the radar and deliver clovey phenols.. some pepper with warmth.
Flavor is all over the map for me... Very tart fruitiness that is dominant and doesnít let up until the finish.. Belgian qualities develop mid palate and show slight pear esters and more clove and peppery notes... The Feijoa presence is too present to make this a very enjoyable brew.. And the hibiscus is just too tart/cranberry.. almost tannic grapeskin with warmth.
Body is medium/lite and shows a decent carbonation..
krumbum (522) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy pearlescent orange. Smells of soap slight smoke and caramelized malt. So sweet and fragrant like a wine. The taste is so overwhelming only at the end do the flavors start to sort themselves out.