mar (5019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber pour with a cream head. nose is light rye, oat, farmhousey, and dry. nice on the palate, heavy oat notes, backed with, yeast, and faint rye.
NikkTwist (2008) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Eulogy. Dark amber pour with a frothy white head that leaves some foamy lace. Some nice darker barley and rye flavors on top of an otherwise average wheat beer. Sort of a fauxtoberfest.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with white head. Aroma has some citrus & fruity esters, even hints of banana. Flavor has some obvious rye note and much the same as aroma with a light tang and hints of earth and toast. Mouthfeel is nice....light-medium, a bit soft/silky with fizzy carbonation. Overall, solid brew!
Cybercat (4033) - Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma is not strong, has an earthy undertone. Pours a nice bubbly orange-amber with a thick and rather persistent cream head. Flavor has malt, wheat and rye components with an earthy undertone and just a whisper of hoppy bitterness. Texture has about average body and a decent amount of tingle. Finish is earthy with hints of rye and wheat. Overall, not great, but interesting!
zizzybalubba (1609) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Pours reddish-orange (amber, I suppose) with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of floral and grassy hops upfront that quickly fade to banana and lightly sweet malts. The flavor is not too far from a hefeweizen but offers more hops than usual. Amber ale doesn’t adequately describe it but neither does hefeweizen. At any rate this is another solid offering from Ommegang.
gripweed57 (983) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Amber orange color topped by a big rocky beige head. Bready malt nose with lots of graininess. Fragrant lemony aroma. Fruity citrus character upfront, more grains come through. Noticeable wheat and rye flavor lends a sourdough-like quality. Good balance with a dry hoppy finish. Overall, a very tasty brew and a nice effort from Ommegang.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine on 9/11/12. Clear amber to copper pour with a thick tan head. Malty nose with spicy rye notes and fruity esters. Flavor of banana and clove before a spicy rye finish.
Jayb0 (1093) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very solid autumn seasonal. A harvest ale focused on a grain bill and not wet hops. Earthy, toasty and a bit estery. Refreshing and a little warming. A nice looking beer as well, with excellent fall color and attractive lacing.
williamstome (1349) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, small white head.
Sweet flowery hop and grain aroma.
Flavor has more citrus in it than the aroma.
Sharp, fresh finish.
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Craft. Pours hazy dark straw toward orangy with off-white head. Nose was grainy malt, hops, mild yeasty notes. Tasted complex, with an initial big complex malty grainy flavor, then the hops and mild funk hitting at mid-palate. This one is complex and enjoyable.