1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to a deep chestnut colored body with a super tall lasting foamy off-white head that looked like a Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere when poured. A sexy lacing to boot. The aroma is heavy on the grains. I’d say it’s pretty wheaty with oats and Belgian yeasts like a light banana and pineapple. The flavor is very malty. The rye is first and foremost in the flavor. Some earthy spiced malts and yeasts. Subtle banana. The palate is spicy. Very creamy. I don’t know why they call this an amber ale... Unfortunately, the spicyness on the palate makes it a little harder to drink.
teemoney (66) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into shaker. Cloudy gold orange with big foamy off white head. Some settled yeast on the bottle of the bottle, got poured into the glass and stayed suspended. Smell is heavy on grains and Belgian yeast. Taste is more of the same, very grainy, very Belgian. Palate is smooth and creamy. Really nice beer.
DiscerninDrunk (37) - - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours orange/copper, a little hazy, big frothy off white head with good retention, strong lacing. Citrus, squash, a little spicy, some sweetness on the nose. Creamy, medium malt body. Sweet potato, a little maple, lots of rye, some pine to finish.
nearbeer (3735) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap. Hazy amber-copper with a ring of cream. Nose is toffee, dark bread and spicy orange. Tastes of the same nice mix with some apple butter and earthy toasted grain. Near-medium body is to the sweet side but balanced by a dry finish. Medium carbonation suits the big maltiness.
alobar (2781) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange pour with a tall soapy head. Aroma of bread, oat, spice, and barley. Bread, oat, spice flavor with some citrus. Very tasty.
beerbill (3416) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a large off-white head that lasted beyond mid-glass and left ample sticky lace. Pleasant aroma of malt and bread with just a hint of Ommegang’s fruity Belgian yeast. The flavor is malt, fruity Belgian yeast, a and bit of rye spice followed by mild hops bitterness. Silky, well rounded mouthfeel. Very nice ale.
jcnielsen (2108) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange color with white head. Yeasty, spicy, freshly baked bread aromas. Biscuit, spicy, yeasty, malty flavors. Pretty tasty.
RyanK (201) - Rhode Island, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, definitely bottle conditioned with the huge snap opening, also the gigantic head when poured. Foamy white, takes quite a while to dissipate even after using proper pouring techniques. Brew is a hazy orange color and smells heavily spicy like a saison with some hops as well. Creamy body with a tangy carbonation mouth feel, definitely cool. Taste light and spicy, easy to drink. I’m a little disappointed as more flavor came through on tap but still a good beer just not special.
hopbag (90) - - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden orange color with high carbonation. Big cereal depth to the malt with medium rye. Assertive Belgian yeast complements well with clove. Tangy citrus finish. Tastes like a fall brew. Nicely drinkable.
slowrunner77 (2307) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Huh...not amber in the American sense, definitely Belgian. Lots of grainy nuances in the nose and flavor. Rye stands out, as does the wheat. A mellow treat. Bubbly yet creamy
solidfunk (4018) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty interesting, with some orange and good rye profile. Cloudy amber pour with good head and lacing. Light grainy bitter finish. Good balance and good yeast. Tap at whole foods.