egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices, citrus, orange peel, honey, and light alcohol. Taste of honey, toffee, spices, citrus, orange peel, and a bit of alcohol in the finish.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíd like to re-taste this with a clearer palate but my end of the night impression was mixed. I liked the bready aroma but in the glass I found the spicing a little overwhelming, the banana sweetness a bit much, the mult--grain bread not as well integrated as I would like. Still, not bad.
TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy golden orange with little to no head. Aroma of orange, corriander and sugary notes. Flavor of the same. Orangey sweet tartness.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity sweet banana like aroma. The flavor has more banana, light citrus, some bready notes and some spicy hints. Good, but a bit on the sweet side for my tastes.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ the pub. Poured a hazy gold color with a thin off-white head. The aroma had some citrus notes mixed into a sweet bready malt. Mild spice and some orange skin. The flavor was fairly estery with some spices that included white pepper. Good warmth on the finish. Medium bodied.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, at Nodding Head. My fiance is always excited to see this on the draft list at Nodding Head. Pours orange amber, capped with an average-sized white head. Aroma of orange zest, honey, coriander and wheat. Flavor is somewhat sweat, with honey, apricot, citrus, wheat, and spice. Medium bodied, with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. A nice sipper.
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pale yellowish-brown body with small white head. Honey and bubblegum scent. Has flavors of bubblegum and a bit of lemon.
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPenn tasting..pale golden color. very sweet aroma- honey, citrus. Too sweet I guess from the honey and unfortunatley that is the dominant flavor. surprising @ 9%
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ UPenn tutored Tasting í07. Poured a nice pale golden color. Aroma was a bit unusual - Citrus, honey, slight malt - none being very prominent. Flavor was much the same, with some spices (coriander?) coming through. A touch on the sweet side. A little on the dry side, somewhat thin mouthfeel. Alcohol is completely hidden.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught tulip at Nodding Head on 1/19/07
A small but even amount of snow white head sits atop a mostly clear bronze body that has goldleaf hues. Head eventually disappears, leaving no lacing.
Slight powdered/corn sugar in the nose combines with leafy, slightly vegetal notes. It grows slightly more clean as it progresses, adding light floral aromatics and some juicy citrus notes (oranges mainly). The residual sugars combine with the hops to produce candied orange and orange blossom honey notes. Warm honey drizzled biscuit-like notes provide the main interest. Moderate acidity (coriander?) on the finish, with light alcohol sharpness and some dough notes as well. Medium strength of aroma.
Simple sugars coat the tongue on first sip and again Iím left thinking that the malt is underdone and this beer has the adjunct/candi sugar to support it. Dry, somewhat hard texture, with light stickiness does not feel or taste like malt, nor does it leave a pleasant finish, leaving notes of corn and sharp alcohol and making for a rather weak texture (it gets watery and loose, despite the lower carbonation). Lots of acidity coming from somewhere, probably the honey fermenting. Little bit of floral hoppiness and light citrus notes. Too pungent/acidic, without the requisite tight carbonation for the style. Sweetness is rather basic and the corn notes certainly donít help.