DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Costa Rica Cafe San Louis Alajuela coffee bean version. Served draft in a stemless tulip, $7 at DMK Burger Bar, Lombard. Cloudy yellow white, maybe only slightly darker from the regular Khloros, as I recall. Thin foam around the edge. I just catch a nice Witbier smell, slight lemon, wheat malt. If there’s any coffee present, it’s very light of even in green beans. Taste matches the nose, with the added texture of slightly thick malt. The cute server said some people pick up the coffee right away, some don’t. Hey, this place has servers who like pouring the good stuff!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewing the Khlörost Escobar version. Enjoyed on draft at the Solemn Oath beer dinner at Wild Monk. Served in a shaker pint.
A: Pours a hazy orangish color with some brown hues in the body. No doubt this color change from the base can be attributed to the addition of the coffee. A thin white head forms on the pour and dissipates to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace.
S: Light yeasty notes with some peppery, clove and fruity esters. The coffee then comes on with some light toasted beans and some cracked wheat.
T: The taste follows the nose with the nice wit presence of yeast and wheat. Same peppery qualities with some fruity esters, but the coffee really comes on stronger in the taste. It provides some smooth roast, light unsweeted chocolate and mild roast.
M: Light to medium bodied with some medium carbonation levels. Drying nature on the finish.
O: I really enjoyed the addition of the coffee. It wasn’t over powering and the subtleness of it really played nicely off the yeast and cracked wheat of the base. I still enjoyed the base better, but I will be seeking out any other variations of this.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-27-2012
kseecs16 (1213) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the tavern, rating is based on the Escobar. Nice light wheat that I didn’t particularly enjoy on its own is much better with the light handed coffee application which adds a nice roasty body to the aroma and flavor. Mild tart finish.
travisf (10) - - SEP 9, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Truly fantastic. Part really good wit, part coffee.
Looks hazed gold like a typical Belgian wheat. Smells just like a cup of good fresh coffee.
Tastes like a good wit with a hint of coffee mixed in.
I really wouldnt have expected this to work, let alone to be so fantastic.
Served in a 7oz flute at jake melnicks in Chicago.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery as Khlörost Escobar (Columbian coffee). Pours a cloudy orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fruity up front with some citrus lemons and oranges, peaches, and apricots and a slightly sweet wheat backing. Soft coriander spice before the light coffee comes out a bit more with a touch of roastiness from the beans and a bit of a graininess as well. Flavor is similar with a bit more coffee coming out. Medium sweet wheat and an earthiness from the coffee up front with a nice fruitiness from the citrus peels as well as more peaches and a light apricot. Slightly grainy in the middle with the coffee coming out more and a nice coriander. Touches of roast character and some bread before this finishes pretty clean and dry with a light wheat sweetness, a nice fruitiness, a slight earth, and a light coffee note. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid and interesting beer. Definitely a cool take on the style. Nice fruity notes and wheat with a light coffee addition giving off some light earth and roast notes. Solid.
Headbanger (3542) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery 8/17/12 Uganda Kapchorwa-Poured a murky orangish with a small white head. Aroma of coffee, citrus, and coriander. Taste of the same with a bit more coffee on back end. This light bodied was not too shabby but I’m not a coffee drinker.
tmoreau (2994) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at DMK Burger Bar in Lombard, IL.. Requested, but the house wasn’t sure of the bean variety from "I Have A Bean" coffee purveyors used in the infusion. Because of the pleasantly light but masking base notes, I don’t think that I could distinguish between the different coffee bean nuances anyway. The color was a hazed, light gold/straw, with a modest amount of white, bubbles & cream head foam, and wavy cling to the lacing. The aroma was yeast, light graininess, light lemon & orange, a touch of spice as coriander, and an afterthought of light roastiness. The body was light, with low hop bitterness, spritzy effervescence, a touch of tartness and light dryness, and, not really incorporated into the brew but laying on the surface imo, a bonus note of coffee. Interesting,.. the basic Khloros had nicely matured from my initial encounter (+.02), but a number of gourmet coffee Wits? How about Cream Ales? It fits, and with less esters & spice, but still light enough to give the coffees their due!
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light yellow and cloudy. Spice and citrus nose. Citrus and tart at the beginning then a hit of roasted cocoa and coffee.
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at the brewery (Naperville, IL). Got in a workout and headed over to try the new treatment. This rating is for the Uganda Kapehorwa. Pours a richly hazed dulled golden amber hue, largely a well hazed golden dulled hue, frothy offwhite head dies to a nice film, laces ok overall. Small film sticks around ok. Aromas are some rich roasty coffee, earth and touches of cocoa, soil, and roasty beans. A touch of ash, mellow espresso kick, with some flaked wheat, bready malts and touches of apple, lemon, and some gentle dryness, grass, faint coriander. Coffee takes over, doesn’t overrun, works surprisingly well with this beer. Initial is medium bodied, lighter end with some blasts of roast, soil, ask. Gentle kiss of cinnamon, vanilla, and a touch of creaminess. Roasty toast melds into a bready and flaked wheat sweet body, dryness comes back into finish. Kicks of grass, spice. A more fruity middle offers some nuttiness, sweeter elements, plays well with the coffee. Some dryness, crispness and roast into the finish. Gentle cocoa, vanilla, and lingering dry bready malts, kiss of coriander. Mellow citrus, crisp dry earthy hops and lingering roasty and earthy, mellow sweet coffee. The coffee here isn’t harsh, probably more flavorful, offering some nice play of flavors. Pretty nice. Surprisingly solid treatment that I enjoyed more than base Khloros.