Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Itís been an unusual week, and itís only Wednesday. 6 new beers at the *Albertsonís*, for goodnessí sakes - and Iím becoming convinced that Andy Kaufman is actually alive and hidden out in a trailer someplace watching satellite television. As for the beer -- sweet, soft, citrus-floral nose with some candy. Very well-done label and cap, clear orange beer with a huge khaki head. Bitter orange marmalade-peel bitter, medium sweetness, candyish at times. Medium to medium-heavy mouth, very long medium-heavy bitter aftertaste. Sweet on the lips. This did alright.
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2006 The aroma has citrus, biscuits, and sugar. The appearance is orange/gold with a persistent head. The flavor is like the aroma but with an astringent bitterness. The palate is appropriate for the style. The aftertaste is sticky sweet with citrus. This beer has some likeable elements but it tastes low quality.
obguthr (4082) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bready honey aroma. Clear amber with a medium head, some lacing. Flavor of grain and dried leaves with subtle honeycomb notes. Spinach and parsley finish. Absolutely not full bodied. Coming from City Brewery, I feared the worst but itís a pretty good beer.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with an initially one-finger thick, tan colored head that sits atop an almost brilliantly clear, reddish amber colored beer. The aroma is hop forward with a mix of green herbaceous notes and citrus. Notes of grapefruit and orange mingle with pine and perhaps a touch of menthol. The hop character is a touch green, I am not quite sure what it is, but it is slightly off-putting (though it is quite subtle). Perhaps it is something like a green onion not, but I am not positive. There is a touch of toasty, biscuit-like malt character towards the end of the aroma, but you really have to dig for it to be noticeable.
Lightly sweet up front, solid caramelized crystal malt notes keep this from being dry. Sweet citrus hop notes also add to the perception of sweetness. Notes of orange and a touch of grapefruit make up the fruity notes. For some reason the flavors in this beer taste a bit wan to me, not sure why though. There is that same, almost onion-like hop note from the aroma and it tends to distract a bit. This is quite an easy drinking beer, and part of me likes it quite a bit, it is just that at times there are some distracting notes to this that donít quite jive. I do like that the brewer was not shy with the hops, lots of hop character is in this beer, enough to make the malt only play a supporting role. In the end I am definitely enjoying this beer, so there you go.
mkel07 (3724) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml bottle. Bright and clear in the glass with a solid amber colour and a reasonable white head. Some slight caramel malt aromas but very faint. The flavours a bit soapy in the mouth. Basic version of the style.
mansquito (3572) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orangish color with a white head. You got some sugary malts in the nose. Not really a hoppy beer, but there are some hops to be had. More on the malty side of things. Overall, there is just nothing impressive about this beer. It is bland and average. Although, compared to other beers put out by City Brewing, this beer is amazing (Iím looking at you Lucky Number 711).
hayduke (3470) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at Albertsons in Clarkston, Washington, this poured clear amber with a foamy head and good lacing. Nose of caramel malts and citrus and floral hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is good balance of malts and hops. Light bitter finish. Decent APA.
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz botle- An amber body with a good head and has an aroma of citrus and hops. Taste of initial grass followed by hops and finishes with a malt finish. Not bad for a contract brew for Jewel/Albertsonís and other grocery stores they own.
gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Got this at local Dan Murphy poured gold medium carbonation fruity aroma not bad some floral notes with flavours sweet but short a medium bitter a bit of brightness at the finish aftertaste sweet mainly but at best a refresher
BelgianBeerGal (3243) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Poured out a dark amber almost brown colour. Medium tan head that quickly dissolves into a film with decent lacing. Aroma is light hops. More bitterness than floral hops in the flavour, with a strange middle/after-taste ?saki?.