thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber) cloudy yellow, fine white bubbles. Nose of citrus fruit, kumquat, bit of honey, funky. Taste of burnt grain, honey, rose, raw grain, medium richness, burnt caramel.
crajun (688) - , Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber courtesy of phatdog1; thanks Craig! nice amber orange hazy pour. aroma is malt with some citrus (orange) and slight alcohol - nice combo! nice med. palate. Taste was balanced - a few things going on - malt sweetness (at times, a tad too sweet) + citrus sweetness; slight caramel; then slight drying hops at end; faintest bit of alcohol. Really like this beer and brewery - I can see why this beer is at the top of this style!
Dfonorow (716) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 Bottle. Clear gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is strong and sweet with some slight spice notes. Honey, floral, fruity. Flavor is fruity and sweet, bready, spicy. Touches of caramel, figs, apples, honey. This has definitely been taken over by the malty side after aging for 6 years, almost no bitterness/hop presence at all.
Handypaul (34) - - APR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange with nice white head that thins a bit too quickly and leaves great lacing. Smells of bread, butterscotch, hay, dough, and grass. Taste is slightly sweet with a medium body, average carbonation and a short finish. Great brew!
Rrauth (637) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy orange. White head. Cold. Interesting. Good lacing. Not yeasty or malty. Not bland but don't know how to describe it.
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BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazy golden hued body with a medium sized, very slightly off-white head. Aromas are of tea, malt, medium sweet, stewed fruit, marmalade, mild oxidation, floral. Pretty clean yeast wise, but seems somewhat old. Flavors are hollow, bready, grainy, mild DMS, medium bitter with a very slightly bitter side of neutral balance. Moderate carbonation, dry, medium-low bodied. I’m not sure if this is an old bottle or not, but it doesn’t quite meet the expectations I’ve had for this beer.
JuliusCaesar (140) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2013 Delicious beer. Lots of malt and spice flavors with a touch of banana. Really good.
DrSilverworm (2716) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, 2011 vintage. Sweet, bready malts, with a light pepper spice. Soft, smooth carbonation, dry texture. Some orange zest, something caramelly sweet, like a belgian waffle. Some floral hops; honey. Yellow orange color, becomes hazy with the sediment. Thin off-white head leaves decent lace. Sweet taste, with a good bit of light bitterness. Not cloying, pretty tasty. Sweet in the Belgian kind of way. Some banana. Only a light bit, if drunk too quickly. Very enjoyable and interesting brew. Better than expected.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks for leaving half of the bottle for me even though I hit my threshold and fell asleep.
The beer is fairly hazy and light orange in color, with 1/2" of creamy, white head that leaves some good lacing on the glass. The aroma brings malt, light caramels, floral notes, and subtle spice. The flavor is malt forward, with a healthy floral presence, and caramel malt flavors. The finish brings some hop bitterness to round things out, though malt flavors take over once again, lingering on the palate between sips. Alcohol content is hidden well. The sweet nature of the style precludes me from wanting a second helping. Overall, a decent beer and a solid example of the style. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-01-2011
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap sample at Smuttynose brewery in April 2010. Amber colour with a fluffy white head. Sweetish on the palate. Plenty of chewy, quite fat, malt. Some caramel & toffee. Pretty well done but a bit too sweet for me. Bocks are not really my thing at the best of times.