Ratman197 (13112) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear orange with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of tropical fruit, coriander, light orange and a hint of toffee. Palate was medium bodied and creamy smooth. Flavors of toffee, light fruittiness and light coriander with a smooth lightly sweet malty finish.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazed orange tan with a filmy gray head. smells like soap citrus melon and gum. minty bubbliciousflavor. unique light citrus lemon flavor lingers in the finish. melon flavor works well with the yeast notes. i like this. slight orange notes are very enjoyable.
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riversideAK (6107) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a nice head. The aroma is super fruit and spicy. I got lots of fruit loops, orange, coconut, lemon, grass. Similar notes in the flavor, fruity, spicy, grassy, a good deal of coriander. Sweet, spicy finish with a touch of alcohol warmth.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] shared by skyview. Pours a cloudy gold with a small beige head. Aroma is white pepper and caramel. Flavor is more white pepper, caramel, and a touch of raisins. Somewhat grapey.
Sammy (11078) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hit the spot Grand Cru although one-dimensional corriander, it is drinkable sweet-spicey, with above average carbonation. Still very drinkable supporting yeast,decent looks and yeasty smell.
Thanks SuzyGreenberg (Ed Bottomley).
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Green Dragon in Portland, OR--Bright orange-amber body with a creamy whitish head and lots of lace. Full-on floral nose. Soapy sweet, fruity flavor. Yum Yum Yum. Thin smooth, undeveloped finish but very nice.
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Skyview. Sweet but lots of hops. Coriander and lemon. Medium palate. This is an interesting combination of an ipa-like beer with a sweet Belgian ale. It is unusual and moderately successful. Extra poitns for experimentation.
badgerben (4854) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Skyview. Hazy gold color with no head. Powerful coriander aroma. Holy crap... this thing is so loaded with coriander, I have to strain the seeds out. Working past that, there is a lot of general spiciness, yeast and wheat flavor. Some vegetal bits on the finish. Dry.
Skyview (5543) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a 22-oz bomber via trade with 5000. Pours a hazy golden orange brew with a nice thick and lumpy off-white head that has some nice retention and lacing. Aroma of multi-grain golden malt, coriander, yeast and a touch of lemon zest. Taste is medium to full bodied, with a spicy golden grain malt flavor with coriander, cinnamon, candi sugar and yeast. Finish has a semi-sweet and thick texture aftertaste that lingers after the finish. Quite a coriander bomb that both refreshing and memorable.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[1548-20080725] 1pt6floz bottle. Lemon grass hops and heavy yeast aroma. Hazy, dark orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Full grains and wet woody yeast flavour has a hint of spice. Boozy full body. Interesting but has a weird spice note.