drjay44 (3269) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. pours a thick, well retained, off white head, with extensive lacing, over a hazy, amber (SRM 10) body....nose is toffee/caramel, honey tones, cereal...taste is spicy rye, toffee/caramel, light honey tones, Grapenuts, finishing dry with a moderate bitterness....mouth feel thick and creamy, with additional creaminess from the moderate carbonation. This is a malt forward beer, with great malt complexity in both nose and taste bringing out the complexity of the four cereal grains. The hops were used with a light hand, but are present enough to balance the moderate roast of the grains. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
jnkor (352) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color is a dark brown/red with an off white head. Aroma is very light, but reminds me of candy sugar and Belgian yeast. Taste is sweet but bitter and acrid. The palate is not really smooth, with the high carbonation making this feel like higher than ABV than advertised.
timtaylr (16) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a huge head which lingers. Cloudy orange amber appearance. Peppery aroma and flavor. Some Belgian notes on the tongue. Not much body.
jefcon (1595) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of a puzzle. Deep malts yet really carbonated. Lots of rough rye but creamy head and aromas. Awfully complex and compelling but really like a bag of grain. Belgian label, American born. This is a contradiction beer, for sure, but it has all the aggressive hallmarks of an earthy rustic American ale. For that, I commend it. As a Belgian, however, it is rough-hewn and unfinished. It lacks the special yeast that would have made this beer delicate.
pete4999 (1393) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure how to classify this. Pours a golden orangeish. Smells grassy and grainy, with a bit of pepper to it. Taste is similar - definitely spicy, like all of their beers. Dances on the tongue. Very light, very drinkable. Good.
abcfan (879) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent. Pours copper with a fluffy off white head. Earthy bread like aroma. Taste is full of malts and notes of yeast.
notalush (5637) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A new Ommegang beer for 3 bucks a 12 ounce? - sure, what the hell - turbid orange - large, fluffy head - very soft and earthy aroma - surprisingly sweet notes or citrus (orange, mango) - dusty yeast notes - spicy and lightly sour rye - carbonation is full in the mouth, but very soft and creamy - fairly sour flavor which is not entirely pleasant, like soured orange juice - moderate acidity - husky grain flavors - spicy, pepper finish - lingering acidity and sour yeast notes - meh.
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft golden amber pour with a profuse creamy off white head, nicely laced.
Body shows the non-barley grains, medium with a crisp carbonation and spicy finish. Somewhat muted flavor and aromatics. A light showing of isoamyl acetate and 4-vinyl-guaicol account for most (if not all) of the ester character. Soft floral notes in the aroma and the flavor almost bottoms out....
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at LOL WOB. Clear amber pour with a small white head. Malty and creamy with a fair amount of hop bitterness. Easy drinking and tasty.
rougeau13 (2468) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy orange-copper with a huge cream colored head. Lacing is heavy. Aroma of bubblegum, apple, bread, and citrus. Taste is yeasty and a little sweet and fruity with hints of bready malt and spice. Medium bodied. Nice brew.