bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light copper color with scarcely any head, but what there is seems white. Aroma is a mix of light stone fruit, citrus and candi. Flavor is indeed rather grapefruity, and the spice is hot, suggesting pepper. There is light roasted malt as well. Agree that there are some tropical fruit aspects. Finish is surprisingly dry - all things considered. I’m enjoying the heck out of it.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with medium white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with hoppy notes. Sweet yeasty flavour with ripe fruits and hoppy notes. Ends bitter.
Tmoney99 (10093) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured clear copper color with medium frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma was complex sweet malty and yeasty. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet dark flavor with medium bittersweet with small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Good brew.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Churchkey. Clear golden color. Aroma of orange peel, taste is bitter but has decent complexity. Nice enough.
brokensail (9944) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a white head and and spots of lacing.
S: There is still a surprising hop presence to this beer with some nice bright fruit notes, but those may be from the Belgian yeast strain. There’s a bready and sugary sweetness to the nose along with some mild alcohol.
T: Quite a bit of bitterness on the tongue with citrus peel, particularly orange and tangerine. The hops are a bit grassy but provide some pine, too. A bit of pear sweetness along with the bread.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Not surprisingly, this beer is nowhere near as good as it was when it came out a couple years ago. But it’s still drinkable.
gunnfryd (9929) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Golden-orange colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, alcohol, yeast, dried fruits. Flavour is dry, sweet, malt, alcohol, hop, yeast, dried fruits. Bitter finish. Full body. Nice beer.
bierkoning (9829) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Paiste2002, thanks! Blonde. Peach and melon in the aroma. Initial fruit flavors (peach, melon, pineapple) followed by an earthy oily hopbitterness, lingering on in the aftertaste. Full of flavor, but the balance could be better.
madsberg (9651) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bortled. Thx Santa. Light amber coloured. Aroma of yeats,sweetness, fruits, spice and some alcohol notes. Flavour of fruits sweetness alcohol yeast, Spice and some grape. Medium to full bodied. Dry and sweet end with light yeast. in the end
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 10/10/2008
Fruity aroma. Clear golden coloured strong in alcohol hoppy and floral with a crisp and bitter malt finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear and sparkling dark yellow with a small, fizzy, white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt -grain, hay, straw, meal-, average hops -flowers, perfume, grass-, heavy yeast -sweat, horse blanket, barnyard- with notes of clove, apple, peach, and apricot. Medium bodied, oily texture, average carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.