BucannonXC5 (731) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 1 pint, 9.4 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Color was caramel coppery. Lots of head, thanks in part to a bad pour by me. That probably also contributed to the frothy film on the sides and the frothy lacing on the top that stayed throughout the pour.
Smelled of sweet floral notes up front. Seems to be lots of sugar in the nose as well. Could almost smell the stickiness. Citrus hops in the nose, too, led by tangerine and lemon zest.
Surprisingly the taste was a bit different than the nose. It’s almost like the makers forgot to finish the beer. Tastes include sugar, spices (cloves, pepper?), caramel, light citrus.
Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish. Clean and refreshing.
Nothing too exceptional about this beer except for the smell.
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely a Belgian style with a very fruity and spicy aroma. Pours a cloudy amber with a huge rocky, lacing, lasting head. The flavor has a very nice Belgian style to it. Very fruity with some spiciness along with some pepper and a bit of hops in the end. The finish is quite dry and refreshing.
tkerin (20) - USA - SEP 30, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
light, yet with full flavor, great smell, nice appearance, light finish, a refreshing beer
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at Telegraph on 7/2/11. deep orange pour with a small creamy white head. malt driven nose with light citrus hops. medium body with sweet malts and citrus bitterness - well balanced. dark fruits on the finish with big citrus bitterness and bread notes.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rocky head, deep golden color and very effervescent. The flavor is very tart and refreshing with a nice, dry finish. Stone fruit and Belgian complexity give this style away instantly. Thanks James.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My friends told me that this was a "California Common". No. It makes a lot more sense to think of it as a Belgian, because it combines the fruitiness with the mild bitterness, and it comes out as a language that is worth listening to. Bottle.
thetmaxx (728) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a snifter glass from the 22oz bottle. Colour is kind of a burnt copper. Aroma is malty and earth, with a slight banana and clove flavour is detected. Palate is slightly watery. Flavour is also similar to a hefe, and is cloudy as well. Overall its a good Belgium.
bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a Trappist glass. Color is sort of a dark burnt orange with a white head. Aroma is earthy and fruity. Flavor has some banana and clove on the start like a hefeweizen but also has a more substantial body with an earthy finish. Body is medium with a lightly sour finish. Overall a nice beer.
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber pour and hazy. Nice sticky lasting head. Nose is spicy with cloves and light phenolics and banana and other fruit notes. Taste is lightly malty and fruity with notes of spices and finishes with some apple tartness. light creamy mouthfeel. Good beer but strangely tart.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep golden color, nose was grainy with hints of wheat and yeast esters, taste is mildly tart, grainy, kind of poop.