badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Clear dark golden with a fizzy white head. Grape, grapefruit, caramel, and wine barrel aroma. Silky, bright medium bodied palate. Tastes of pear, orange, grape, grapefruit, caramel, wine, and subtle oak with a fruity, perfume like, vinous finish. Very good.
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz pint at Lucky Pie LoDo. Big pine nose, soap, spruce, orange pith. Flavor is bitter orange, lemon, grapefruit, soap, herbs. Bracing finish.
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap @ Lucky Pie. Pours a copper color with an off-white head. Wood, apple, and sweet toast on the nose. Some water, grass, a touch of metal, and citrus peel. Flavor is kind of bitter. Water, metal, citrus peel, and toast. Lots of apple and cider notes. Lemony finish. Kind of tart.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap @ Lucky Pie. Pours a dark orange appearance with a tan head. Spicy floral yeasty, orange blossom, slightly goopy sweet aroma. Slightly spicy, grassy, tangy, lemon citrusy, sweet toasted malty flavor. Eh.
Anova167 (307) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this beer. The barrel aging was very apparent in the aroma. The flavor was very fruity and almost tangy. I don’t think this is properly listed in the IPA’s. very little IPA character. A bit sweet almost. Nice unique beer.
fluffy (1957) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hard to sort out. Aroma is heavy artificial banana, like cheap candy. Flavor has some dark sugar, a little funk, sweet. Some candied orange peel in there. Honestly not sure what they are going for.
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jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Copper with creamy, off-white head, good lacing / Bright nose of candied citrus, soap, burnt sugar, perfume / Light to medium body, a hint thin, soft carbonation, moderately sweet with good bitterness / Flavors of turning orange rind, lemon, pine, soap, burnt sugar / Light and gentle, interesting, but no Belgian character that I can detect. Might have to try this again.
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Cork n Bottle a few weeks back. Pours a clear dark golden color with a small white head that collapses to a thin film. The aroma was lighter, but had citrus, yeast, wine barrel notes and sweet malts. The flavor did show the Cali-Belgique character with definite barrel notes; sweet malts, yeast, citrus, tart wine notes, wood with mild plus bitterness to the finish.
malrubius (2133) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at tremont house. Copper with ring. Mild aroma caramel and yeast. Fruity apple tartness with toasted caramel tart caramel sweet fruity finish. Bleh. Wish I ordered something else.
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at WOB Gainesville. Pours a clear dark copper with pretty one finger white creamy head. Aroma of big wine barrel, oak, sweet fruits. Flavor follows with a big white wine presence, Oakes Chardonnay, more oak, light pear and white grape. Lingering oak on the palate. Slick mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation. Interesting beer.