LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber gold with a white foamy head.
Aroma: Spicy bay leaf. Cardamom nutmeg cinnamon. Bready malt.
Taste: Holiday spices: cinnamon, nut meg, all spice. A little sweetness. Some pepper. The alcohol is well hidden behind the bombardment of spicy flavors.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied and fizzy.
Overall: A tasty spiced beer. I think The Bruery could have fun making slight variations for this beer for, oh lets say for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25oz bottle. Pours out a decent golden hue, fluffy white head, good carbonation. Aromas are spicy and citrusy, with a touch of creaminess. Upon first sip I am decently taken back by some of the reviews, I thought the citrus really popped and the palate was balanced. Certainly not my favorite offering from the Bruery, but they make so many better ones, that this one just kind of blends in. Good, but not great.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle from MikeL). Pours a hazy orange-golden color with a chunky off-white head and active carbonation. Aroma has plenty of citrus-I definitely get the orange and lemon plus come coriander, cardomom, and ginger. Taste is sweet with more citrus and an almost savory sweetness from the cardomom and coriander. Aside from the sweet citrusy notes, it is reminiscent of Indian mithai or sweets. Full bodied with a thick mouthfeel. Alcohol is warming, but not noticeable in the flavor. Actually, this is a really nice beer.
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle served in a tulip. Pours hazy dark honey with a short head. Minimal retention and decent lacing. Stong nose of belgian influence. Spicy, flowery, citrusy, peppery, gingery, and yeasty with a hint of oak. Complex, but a little sharp. Potent full flavored, mouthfilling attack. None too sweet and a little woodsy and bitter. Medium body, solid carbonation, sticky thick texture, and a citrusy, bitter, dry finish.
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle... medium gold with a bright white head, lots of lace... beats my expectations which weren’t high, but is exactly what it describes it to be, much coriander and spices for me, just give me the sour, ok but can’t recommend
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the brewery.
Clear bright yellow pour with a good amount of white head. Lots of citrus and spice in the aroma, estery Belgian yeast. Bubblegum flavor with more citrus, caramel, and cinnamon. Pretty unique brew.
GT2 (9243) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
750mL thanks to OldSock aka The Mad Fermentationist. Pours a hazy lighter gold with a medium to small white head. Weak lace. Nose is big acetaldehyde, acetic acid, laundry detergent, dry cleaners chemicals., and even- yes- AIRPLANE GLUE!! What- on earth is this crap? Taste is similar to my first batch of homebrew- odd infecting bacteria, tannic old apple skins. It tastes like it is 10-12 years old, but I’m told this is quite fresh. Couldn’t finish this.
johnnnniee (2731) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly cloudy deep golden color with a huge fluffy white head that has great retention and lace. Smells of lemon, orange, wheat, and spice. Slightly sweet malt in the nose mixed with tart spicy undertones. Taste is again sweet with malts but also has a spicy citrusy bite to it. Finishes with a bit of warming alcohol heat mixed with some candied sugar. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet but tart mouthfeel. I’m really digging this one! Sweet and strong Belgian pale that’s quite easy to consume.
drfabulous (4628) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to thome50. Golden orange. Big oak flavor that, along with Belgian yeast, might hide some of these claimed spices that are in there. Pretty decent. Doesn’t feel like 10 percent.
Barreras (1176) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a light cloudy yellow color with aroma of citrus and ginger. Taste is zesty with a mild spiciness. The fruit and coriander is evident at first sip. Overall a decent Belgian Strong ale, very complex flavors.