orangesol (680) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.
A - Pours reddish orange with a nice one finger off white head leaving small trails of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of fresh peaches, fresh toast, caramel malt sweetness and some fruity yeast. The peaches work pretty well with the base beer.
T - Starts off with plenty of peach and caramel malt sweetness. Very little else breaks through that wall of flavor. Hints of bready toast and some yeastiness come in as it warms up but not much else is happening.
M - Medium-full body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth feel initially but it wears on the palate after about half a glass has been consumed.
O - Not too bad. It definitely works, although I began to lose interest in it toward the end of the glass. An interesting take on the style for sure but not something I would rush out to try again.
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the source, courtesy of Bruce, thanks! Hazy dark amber color. Aroma of pine, grass, citrus taste is plain caramel at the start, bitter finish.