Concealer (909) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Bomber. Cloudy gold with a frothy off white head that laces and lasts on the sides. Aromas of citrus, wheat, spice, yeast and pear. Flavor is sweet citrus upfront, light pear notes, wheat, spice, toasted malt, and vanilla. Medium bodied, bitter end but a lingering citrus.
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a family tasting. Pours golden with some head. Flavor is very unique and sweet. It almost has a honey flavor to it. You can taste a lot of the different ingredients and it is quite complex. Surprisingly good.
Whalescreams (9) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a deliciously unique beer. At first I had concerns after reading green chilies and prickly pear as ingredients. You can taste both, and believe it or not, it's delightful.
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wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 8/26/12 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours very bright orange with a thick, off-white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is pretty unique, with plenty of wheat bread malt, clover honey, a sweet corn note, and just a green combination of hops and hatch green chile. The flavor is more or less the same, quite honeyed, and very complex with all of the same notes from the nose and an added perfume. The body is full with a syrup texture, average carbonation, and a long perfumed, hoppy, and hint of green chile finish. This beer is quite unique, and very nice.
Strykzone (5385) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Lightly hazed golden with a white head. A sweet grainy honey nose. An interesting flavor profile. Wheat, cloves, honey, soft hops. Interesting.
wchesser (1382) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fun concept. Big honeyed Belgiany nose. Kind of like a quad. Gold with fading head. Cloudy. Huge malt and grain profile with some sweet citrus. Full bodied. A bit too sweet for me. Everything seems to be there if you are looking for it but not exactly complex.
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma of fruits with some orange citrus and hoppy earth. A dry and tasty beer that is very drinkable and the alcohol is well hidden.
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Belgian yeast evident in the aroma with hints of brett and higher alcohol. Really nice nose. Hazy gold color with some visible carbonation. Frothy, small bubble, off white head that lasts initially but fully erodes by bottom of glass. Rich, higher alcohol flavor and very carbonated mouth feel. Good amount of sweetness. Full bodied flavorful beer that’s a winner.
phaleslu (7363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Randall’s. Fun concept. Pours a cloudy, lighter yellow-gold color with an initial finger of cream-colored head that settles into a film and ring. Aroma of oak, fruity funk (pears), wheat, sweet malts, sugar, and a little hint of warming alcohol. The flavor presents the same slate of notes, with wheat, pears, oak, funk, sweet malts, and even some mild spice, perhaps from the peppers. Couldn’t pick out some of the other ingredients, like corn, wild rice, and honey. Medium-bodied, with a funky, sweet mouthfeel - a bit muddled - and moderate carbonation. Great idea for a beer, and I’d be interested to try a different blend because the execution of this one wasn’t quite up to expectations based on my reading of the label.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really enjoyable beer. The grains are really noticeable and it gives it a great earthy malt flavor. Really nice going down.