bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of herbs, pineapple, caramel, oak, vanilla, toffee, toasted coconut, and florals. Flavor of pineapple, herbs, caramel malt, chocolate, oak, and toffee.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy maroon chestnut color, tan edge head, solid lacing. Aroma of fresh Christmas trees. Taste is beautiful pine, fruits, lightly toasted edges. Delicious.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour & Bitter Festival CPH 2012. Cloudy copper with a small off-white head. Fruity and malty aroma with some green leaves. Dry and malty, slightly fruity flavour with a grainy finish.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@dstructos Daks Back-bottle-pours a thin off white head and hazy gold/orange color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel/citrus/pine. Taste is wood, sweet medium malt-caramel/citrus/pine.
bhensonb (11059) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Beverages 4 Less in Santee.nPours clear dark ruddy copper with a 3 finger creamy off-white head. Aroma is very citrusy/grapefruity/hoppy. Flavor has a lot of oak, some mild roast malt, and a very great deal of citrus/grapefruit rind. Very nice.
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Funky 7, in Brooklyn. Pours copper-red with a thick, off-white head. Bready malt nose, hints of spices. Fairly sweet flavor, touches of caramel, bread, wood, herbs. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Mild citrusy bitters in the finish, some caramel, sugar, flowers and herbs. Very nice beer.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask @ The Bruery. Clear amber pour with a finger of off-white head. Really nutty, bready malt nose. Some light fruit esters, floral hops, earth, and tea. Slight herbaceous quality and orange oil. Flavor is pleasantly sweet with lots of caramel and toasted bread. Bitter finish of tea, woody herbs, and chalk. There’s a hint of citrus and lots of earthy hops.
Earlier Rating: 10/9/2010 Total Score: 3.7
A: The pour is an opaque copper color with a fluffy off-white head that settles down to a thin layer.
S: Sweet candi sugar (a theme with Goose Island’s Belgian styles), caramel, and bread in the grain/sugar department. Some subtle, but at the same time obviously present, spices. I seem to get some nutmeg and allspice, as well as some slightly grassy hops.
T: The spices are more noticeable on the front end of the palate than they were in the nose. Bready malts and some definite sugar notes, but not exactly cloying. A light caramel note and some hints of strawberry and sweet citrus.
M: The body is medium with a somewhat low carbonation for a Belgian style beer, but not dangerously so.
D: I was hoping for a bit more from this beer. It was good, certainly, but for a beer that is talked about so much, I found it to be a bit uninteresting.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: November 20, 2010
Appearance: mudy orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, lots of citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light breadyness, lots of citrus and floral hops, balancing bitterness, light oak
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Pinball (10798) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear dark golden / brown. smooth white head.
aroma is caramelly, malty, rather mild.
flavor is caramelly, hoppy, syruppy.
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour and bitter 2012. Hazy amber reddish beer with a small off-white head. Fruity metallic aroma, berries, fruity notes, some strawberries and chocolate. Metallic flavor, berries, roasted, hay notes, fruity.