JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by goldtwins at a Bruery tasting. Pale golden, cloudy beer. Aroma is absolutely loaded with bright floral lavender, coriander, peach and soft wheaty spiciness. There is also a lot of character from the yeast in here... a very complex mix of phenolics and floral spiciness. Light sage and a zesty citrusy flavour. Soft lingering fruitiness as well. Rich wheaty texture with a nice spritzy texture. Very floral and complex... man, this is killer stuff.
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.
notalush (5269) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to goldtwins for sharing - effervescent, cloudy gold beer - huge herbal and floral aroma, with notes of orange peel, but nothing is overpowering - rich yet subtle - very full carbonation in the mouth - nice and dry, with flavors of citrus, melon and tropical fruits - slight herbal bitterness, with sage, and possibly rosemary - lingering white wine-like tannins in the finish - beautiful beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy light yellow color with a decent white head. The aroma was nice and strong. The aroma was floral, perfumey, and herbal. A good amount of spice as well with coriander, licorice and some lilac (or maybe it is lavendar) flowers. It smells like my shaving cream, but that is a good thing. Great floral andspice flavor with a light citrusy finish.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, 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.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared by goldtwins. Pours a cloudy gold that becomes mostly clear after a few minutes in the glass with a linen white head. Beautiful aroma of lavender, peach, dried orange peel, and some mild spice. This was probably the most aromatically satisfying beer of the evening. The flavor reminded me very much of a German Riesling with just a bit of spice. All the while, that lovely aroma continues to fill the nose. Lively and bright on the palate. Very, very nice.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 20, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at The Bruery. First Rating. Pours a beautiful golden yellow with white head. Aroma of biscuit, spice and citrus. This is a maltier and higher alcohol version of their wonderful Orchard White. Crisp and clean with bread, orange zest and spice coming through. Very smooth. A joy!
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bman113vr. light gold pour with a 1 finger white head. nose of musky yeast and spices. great thickness with spices, yeast and wheat in the flavor.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler - thanks riverside!! side by side with the base version; slightly darker in color and clearer; thin white head; less apple flavors with more coriander and pepper; more body and lovely fruit-juicy flavors; slight zing on the finish and very tasty
Huhzubendah (2832) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Brad for sharing this at his tasting on Saturday!
7% abv written with a Sharpie is the only way to distinguish this bottle from Orchard White, other than drinking of course...which is what I did.
This beer appears a hazy yellow straw hue and has a decent head and fair amount of lacing. The aromas are many, including coriander, misc. other spices, pear, hay, and lemon zest. The taste follows suit, and has an ample offering of everything described in the aroma. This is a very complex beer, and well done. The mouthfeel is decent. With all that is going on here, and the use of so many spices and ingredients, my palate can only handle so much of this. A fun beer and one I’d be happy to drink again. However, one glass was plenty for me.