SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle. Big fruity and malty nose with an earthy apple quality. Seemingly some neutral to beneficial oxidation giving some honey and dried fruit, but I didn’t think this was that old. Perhaps aged before release? Still has a good amount of bitterness to it. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Seems pretty typical of the style, if we could call it a style, or at least our idea of it. Not bad but I can’t say that I really like it. Too much earthy apple and malt sweetness for me.
John25 (514) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy dark orange/ amber. Fruity yeast aroma with grains and biscuit. The taste follows adding spiced apple and apricot, rich malts, toffee, and a little lemon. Very complex overall. Interesting style. Good stuff. I’m glad I tried this one.
gschrade (716) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with a white head. Taste sweet, Carmel, bready. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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wedgie9 (1989) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from a 750mL bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with an average white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is pretty strange pumpkin and peanut brittle with a bit of yeast spice. The flavor is more or less the same, a touch of sweet peanut brittle toffee, a fruity and somewhat vegetal pumpkin, and some yeast spice. The body is full with average, stinging carbonation, and a long lightly sweet peanut brittle finish.
nimbleprop (4894) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz growler pours a hazy pineapple orange with some creamy, swirling white head. Nose has quite a bit of bubblegum and clove, some tropical fruit too, some candy, some straw. Flavor is candy sweet, some mango, some dried pineapple chunks, bubblegum, a little anise too. Sticky finish. I get that the style is a bit of a catch all, but this had way to much wit character for me. I was expecting something with a bit more of a malt backbone and more subdued yeast components.
Shag (2609) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light amber color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel, citrus, and skittles. The flavor is malty with a bittersweet finish. I just taste some caramel, biscuit, lemon. Its refreshing and complex. I dig it.
Boutip (4738) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Poured a clear deep orangey color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of grainy cereal notes with quite a bit of residuals sugars. Taste is also a mess with an overload of residual sugars and some grainy cereal notes with some funny ester. Body is semi-full with medium-to-low carbonation. Incredible mess with a definite lack of attenuation.
EithCubes (4939) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled with love on 22812, so I’m sure this one has gotten the requisite time to "meld together nicely", as per its own claim. 25.4oz, just a crown. Nose is sweet and floral, vanilla and cream, pale malt, very nice and dessert-like, faint fruit with smooth and really nice yeast. Some great jammy fruit, also strong phenols that are pushing toward solvent a bit too quickly. Pours clear, deep red with orange low-lights around the edges, supports a dense and foamy beige head with above-average carbonation. Taste is sweet, jammy fruit with low bitterness, average sweetness; not really tart or tangy, but waves of developed and layered malt; faint spicy character within the pleasant and calm breadiness; alcohol fully tamed except for the slow-developing warmth in the chest. Hay, lightly floral, faint citrus, and just incredible balance! Very light body but isn’t watery, malt is too well advanced for that. Yeast here is very much like that of one of my favorites, Unibroue, as is the fruitiness. Smooth and lovely, what a wonderful surprise!
htzpah (96) - - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Finger Lakes Beverage Co. (best beer store in Upstate NY, IMHO). Farmhouse nose: lots of hay and straw, freshness. Gorgeous appearance, hazy and not too filtered. Banana and hoppy notes, tastes like a boozy saison.
zvikar (3441) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Mastikim. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours orange to brown with a nice head, aroma of honey, caramel, toffee, alcohol, brandy, flavor of malt, caramel, toffee, honey and brandy, medium bodied.
bubblehouse (403) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong nose and mild taste. Pours a murky orange color. probably wouldn’t buy again but worth trying.