beastiefan2k (2963) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Parkville Fest 2013. This was a very nice change of pace at a beerfest. This was also the beer with which I rested for a little while. Golden colored beer. Aroma takes me by surprise with a cascade of different spices. Mostly, I would describe it as orange-leaf. A doughy yeast centric beer underneath the spices. Flavor is yeasty doughy with the spices providing a nicely refreshing finish. Despite being a bigger beer its pretty light and refreshing. Very cool.
sthlm (1260) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[On-tap at Rock Bottom] I originally wasn’t going to rate this beer, because I just got a sampler of it, but it is so strange that I feel compelled to. Hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma is absolutely huge on vanilla, with orange, a sweet herbal component, and light spiciness cutting through. Orange cream soda. Moderate bitterness in the taste, bursting with orange, and strong vanilla again. Fairly thin, but had a long finish. Wow, what a bizarre beer. Rating this is very difficult, because it was really unique and I was able to finish the sampler without any problems, but an entire glass would have been a definite drain pour.