MrDick (335) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I first poured this into the glass and took a lungful of aroma, I didnít think that this beer would taste very good. Mild citrus and floral aroma was present, but it was hardly apparent. The first couple of sips werenít overwhelming little floral and citrus with the necessary spices. But as the beer warmed, the flavors became more complex and pleasant. The coriander is definitely present as is lemon and orange. Quite a nice beer just give it some time.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: very perfumy, floral, and slightly fruity; also, some carmel malts and ginger
Appearance: carmel brown, small white head, some lacing
Flavor: hops, some carmel malts, flowers or grass (something sweet), ginger, and misc. spices
Palate: very dry, sweet hoppy aftertaste, very smooth
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Transparent yellow/orange, medium sized whtie head. Aromas were of sweet malts, bananas, whtie sugar. Flavors were sweet malts with a light bitter finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Light copper color with a thick, small head. Aroma of mostly candi sugar and sweet malts dominate the nose. Taste is mostly coriander and black pepper. Sticky sweet and malty with a sweet hop bitterness, yeast and anise. This could be very good in time.
3fourths (7522) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Copper and orange hue with a small to medium sized white head. Big syrupy sweet nose of ginger, coriander, soap, chlorine and sweet jolly rancher candies. Buggle gum malt flavor, with some spicy bread and tea flavors. That strong coriander and ginger soap flavor is overwhelming at times. Has a little toasted or burnt orange peel flavor as well. Like drinking potpourri.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine example of this style.
Pours a solid amber color with a nice head that left a bit of lacing down the glass.
Aroma is nice coriander and a bit of butterscotch, and strong enough to cut through the reminant of a cold Iím fighting.
Flavor is very nice. Definate coriander and some other spices that I canít disect right now but itís very complex.
Palate is crisp and well carbonated. Overall this is a great example of the style and worth seeking out.
earendil (3) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
beautiful dark-golden color, fruity boquet spiked with coriander, and a great subtle malt flavour rounded out with coriander and the yeast esters.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours very dark golden with a diminishing off white head. The aroma is belgian ale consistent with esters, yeast, and lots of coriander. Flavor is very spicy, lots of coriander, some yeastiness, and orange. Finish is dry and spicy consistent for the style. This is good but maybe too heavy on the coriander.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-copper coloured beer, thin white head. Aroma has loads of coriander, bubble gum, and a yeasty spice. Flavour is more complex than the aroma would have suggested, coriander, bubble gum, orange peel, grapefruity hop flavour blends well with the coriander. Toasted malts also make an appearance near the finish. Fairly bitter finish. A nice refreshing brew.
nicplemel (19) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2005
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Booo... seriously, did I drink the same beer as the other people who rated this? How could this possibly get 8ís and 9ís in the aroma department? Of the 3 people who drank this with me the smell was described as follows... a) chemically b) "like pine-sol" c) like "mr. Clean". I donít mean to be so harsh on a small brewery from where I call home, but for a min. there I wasnít sure I was going to want to drink this. When I did I felt like I was drinking watered down version of Dickís Grand Cru. Like I said I really hate being this hard on a local so I think Iíll give it another shot before it leaves the shelves just so I know for sure it was really this bad.