boto (2041) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle: Thanks Kaggie! The first think I liked about this was how easy it was to get the wax off to pop the cap! The beer pours a fairly clear amber color. There was a small off-white head that doesn’t linger long. An interesting aroma. It is befinitely old and musty smelling. Pineapple, citrus and oak dominate the nose. A bit of rye and spices in there also. The taste is good. Definitely dry and oaky flavors. Rye, some malts, spices, hints of fruit (pineapple and apricot), and a few other subtle items. Very nice!
Cavie (4096) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Fratto. Pours a cloudy murky yellow orange color with a light head. Aroma is citrus orange, yeasty notes and sweet. Flavor is very yeasty and woody, with dry dry finish. Light fruit flavor. Dry bitter finish.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from South Lamar. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is super citrus, dry spice, and alcohol. Taste is spicy, fruity, weird hops, and a finish that's pretty great.
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy golden color with fleeting head. Pale malt, dry wood, spicy aromas. medium body. Nice pale malt, peppery, spicy, citrus fruit, dry wood flavors--good.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11.
Dull copper pour, slight white head. Nose has a wheat bite, some oak, slight rye spice. Flavors of citrus, some wood, brett.
Ratman197 (12550) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml waxed bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bread, barnyard, pear, yeast, white pepper, pineapple and light banana. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, lemon zest, barnyard and white pepper with a crisp dry lingering funky earthy finish.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mini Belgian Bottle in a trade from Jamil. What a weird beer, but boy, did I enjoy the experience. Cherry, banana tart scent with a hoppy, musty funk. The scent presented contradictions and complexities. The pour was a burnt orange, bronze, with a white head to ring. Light feel, slightly bubbly, with a dry finish. The taste was an odd mix, first oat and hop with a musty, almost basement, funk, then the oak came through, and the rye shined on the finish, a nice compliment. Much like Neil Young’s singing, at first this beer is an odd and uncomfortable experience, but then somehow, you get used to it and end up loving it.
ttoadee (1155) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight orange hue, small head. Fruit and yeast in the nose. Sweet on the tongue. Citrus fruit, soft malt and citrus hops on the way out. Slightly bitter finish.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz bottle. Misty orange brown with an ivory head that leaves lacy veils. Nose is yeast, oak, parsley and dried apricots. Funky, plastic notes creep in. Medium body, oily, resiny, light carb with lingering bitterness. Taste is grapefruit peel, lemon zest, yeast and basil. Some off notes but not bad.
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle sent by a buddy in League City- thanks again, Bryan! Pours a hazy orange color with a small, soft, creamy off-white head that sticks around the whole way down. Aroma of oak, apricots, oats, rye, floral hops, caramel malts, orange citrus, and a wee bit of funk. The flavor follows the same lines. This treatment on this beer gives it an almost saison-like quality, like a big barrel-aged saison. Medium-bodied, with a spicy, juicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really nice, unique beer.