wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle tried at at Woodshop Quad. Freebee from padrefan. Thanks Jon! Lasting white foamy head. Light cloudy yellow color. Nice spicy aroma. Easy to drink. Delicious.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at the Brewery, or Bruery if you want to be specific. Pours a very pretty orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet and lucious, with tons of fruit. Taste is sweet and fruity, with some spice, extremely balanced and overall quite delicious.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden with tiny white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with wheat and orange notes. Sweet flavour with notes of yeast, fruits, wheat and malty notes. Malty and full bodied for a wheat.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Hophead22. Poured a darker yellow then the regular Orchard White with nice white head. Aroma is apples, citrus. Taste is Apples spice vanilla citrus and oranges. A ncie mouth feel with fizz on the tongue. Clean and easy to drink.
GMCC2181 (1501) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by wolf. Thanks. First off this is better then the regular white. Nice floral notes, little spiceyness in the taste. Touch of apples. Easy to drink, low carbonation level. Good beer.
after4ever (6106) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from the brewery. Thanks, RiversideAK. Hazy medium gold with a thin white head. Candi sugar and a bit of green apple on the nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Lots of green apple on the mid-palate, creamy fruit juicy flavors. Mild finish. Its a bit too retrained to really stake out any particular flavor profile as its own unique territory, but its beautifully integrated and very drinkable. Interesting stuff.
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap. Pours with a small white head and a hazy yellow-gold body. Aroma of coriander candi sugar, clove and some pear. Taste is alcohol, yeast, corriander, clove and yet very nice to drink! Full mouthfeel with lively carbonation.
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The head brewer admitted that he screwed up a batch of Orchard White and that’s why they ended up with the Imperial version. Hilarious! I think I liked this more than the regular Orchard. I think the ABV is off - they mentioned it was pushing 10% I think... Big and rich, fruity, loads of yeast presence, and noticeable alcohol presence.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
<i>From a 750mL Bottle.</i> Somewhat hazy, brassy golden pour with a fizzy layer of quickly dissipating white head. Head dissipates instantly in the glass, but creeps slowly up the neck of the bottle. Aromas of juicy fruit and coriander jump out of the glass immediately, followed by some pear and oatmeal. Light bodied, heavily carbonated mouthfeel with a selztery texture. Somewhat odd textural sensation; the carbonation level is extremely brisk - similar to a glass of soda, with large scrubbing bubbles, but there is absolutely no head left on the beer. Flavors of milky wheat up front on the palate, followed by a bright yeasty pepper. Moderate alcohol presence, but it warms soothingly. Moderately heavy coriander levels come out toward the finish and are left lingering in the final smack. I’m not getting as much lavendar as I get in the standard weight Orchard White, and substantially more coriander. I love lavendar but am not enamored with coriander. Fascinating textural experience; I’ve never experienced another beer quite like it.
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - OCT 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2008 On tap at the Bruery. Pours a hazy golden color with a huge white head. Aroma is spicy, wheat, malt. Flavor is spicy, orange, malt and floral. A very balanced enjoyable brew, I’m glad they had a few bottles left.