JohnnyJ (4624) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Yellow/orange pour, with a slight haze and a white head. Grainy bread, citrus, wine barrel, grape, heavy use of Stoneís Belgian yeast, a bit peppery, and bitter. Too sweet really, and the yeast is not to my liking.
DrSilverworm (7213) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Clear orange copper color. Thin off-white head. Doesnít leave much leave any lace. Head soon fades to nothing. Bigger body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Red wine grape flavors and tannins are pretty noticeable here, pretty fruity stuff. Mild bitter taste, some tangy, lightly tart fruity sweet. Alright, but not really my thing. The components donít really seem to blend well together.
b3shine (5971) - Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Dutchís. Looks good; a transparent orange with white lacing. Smells solid; yeasty and hoppy. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. A solid BIPA.
Lubiere (10548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden ale with a glow, and a thin lacing white head. In aroma, smooth fruity malt with light spiced notes, discreet hops, nice. In mouth, very belgian malt with grassy hops, citrus notes, alcohol warmth.
JaBier (5066) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the Lizard at Crosswoods. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, caramel and herbs. Malty and herbal flavor with some tannin character and Belgian esters before a piney hop finish. Interesting, but there are a lot of flavors involved and they arenít all playing nicely together. A little on the messy side, but worth trying.
Dogbrick (8795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Winking Lizard. The beer is a clear orange color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, floral hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, fruity yeast, pine and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a floral hops aftertaste. Somewhere between a Belgian Blonde and Belgian IPA. Decent overall.
pottygok (494) - Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma:Floral and pine hops, with hints of resin.
Appearance:Clear amber with rich white head.
Taste:Medium sweetness with light sourness
Palate:Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, balanced but minimal finish.
Overall:Nice, well balance beer with some depth. Iím impressed.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Lizardville - RR, if this is a beer that pays homage to Orval, I never need to try it.. not that it wasnt a good beer, it was. but it wasnt great and there was so much going on that I couldnt even pick all of it out. Slightly tart and funky with an IPA smell, but again whats the point of taking a white wine aged beer, blending it, then putting it back in red wine barrels?? Tasty but not awe inspiring.
JStax (3315) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on draft. Pours a translucent amber with a white head of foam. Aroma is fruity and malty with just a touch of fruitiness. It might have a little bit if oak in there, too. Taste is sticky sweet, reminiscent of a lower abv barleywine. Heavy on the palate and one that sticks with you for awhile.