rondphoto (1540) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber with a big, rocky head and pillowy lace. Solid caramel malt taste is over-run by hops that mingle nicely, creating an excellent balance. Excellent brew. Worth repeating often.
Finhead (1111) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy, burnt orange pour with a small white head. The aroma is dominated by floral and spicy hops. The light body has an oily texture with fizzy carbonation. It has a bittersweet taste with some orange zest and a slightly tart, dry finish.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear lt brown and orange with large fluffy off-white head that lingers and leaves nice lacing. Aromas lemongrass, citrus hops, spice, yeasty funkiness and bleu cheese. Crisp carbonation, smooth mouth, nice dryness in the finish. Flavors yeast, wood, some hoppy bitterness, malt & peppery spice. Pretty good, though not a favorite.
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle from jcnd9803). Pours a clear orange-copper color with massive off-white color and active carbonation. Aroma has citrus, resin, wood and belgian yeast. Taste is sweet with some resiny notes and belgian yeast. Medium bodied and oily. Ok. This is definitely not a favorite style of mine.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Translucent amber with a foamy and pillowy beige blanket atop. Aroma of bready yeast, citrus, lemongrass, yeast and grains. Fizzy body tastes of spicy Belgian yeast, pale malt, floral hops and light funk. Mild bitterness, the low end of the hatters.
JK (4284) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper color. It has a good floral aroma with yeast. Flavor has more flowers and hop bitterness. Good, effervescent hops.
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Richmond 16th, 3rd up in Butters Mad Hatterpalooza. This one had an aroma with a hint of funk and yeast spice, moving into a hoppy citric finish. Flavor matched aroma. Not bad, not great. Interesting though.
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely farmhouse. It didn’t have any really big flavors, but lots of subtle hints of apple, hops, orange, and that outdoor smell. Nose was bright and fairly fruity, but with an acidic, lemon bent. Overall, smooth and easy to drink. Poured a nice golden color with a frothy white head. Well worth it.
Jethro6191 (400) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Trion Tavern. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Orange and spicy fruit aromas. Grapefruit and bread flavors. Medium body and carbonation.
wxman (1340) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear bright golden with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is sour apples and pine. Dry taste, but not particularly sour. Malty and bready but not sweet. Interesting and pretty good.