Cuso (7264) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red amber color with medium white head. Malty aroma with caramel. Sweet fruity taste, caramel.
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread/grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, orange), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, mold), with notes of peach, straw.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Could use a more richness and aromatic allure, but for what it offers, it’s very pleasant and very drinkable. Like the Xxtra saison, it’s only fault is in what it lacks.
blankboy (7072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, Ralph, DougShoemaker & mds -- courtesy of DougShoemaker. Pours a hazy dark orange with a large lasting fluffy white head. Aroma of grain, yeast, spices and light grassy hops. Flavour of grain, yeast, some fruit and a mild hop bitterness. Not a favourite but it’s decent.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from brewery, good amber, but I just don’t like ambers. Caramel amber pour, caramel Martinez and fruity yeast in aroma. All that and raisiny sweetness in flavor, medium mouthfeel. Ok
nimbleprop (6974) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz pour at Max’s Rare and Obscure Beer Week Part 4. Pours a hazy, burnt orange with a thin, creamy white head. Nose is orangey, light candy, malty, a little perfume. Flavor is grassy, a little medicinal, malty, yeasty. Obviously a Euro IPA. Medium bodied with a sweet finish.
jmgreenuk (6955) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a cloudy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, light fruit and a little wood. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth yeast malt hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
BBB63 (6509) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in my NB Worthy glass: Upon opening I was greeted by a moderate gusher which I was able to save 3/4 of the bottle, the pour of course had a huge head initially on top of a hazy sunset with little floaties and there was okay lace. Lucky the head did fade enough to drink the beer. The nose has grainy and floral qualities with grassy hops notes and a finishing touch of subdued sugar and ripened fruits which appear more as it warmed. The flavor profile starts slightly sweet with equal parts malt, honey, sugar before leading off to a yeasty and earthy midsection. The finish is herbal and a bit woody even, short and fleeting. The best part is the aftertaste which has a apricot and pear note that I like. The mouth feel is lively as expected with a dry finish. Overall it is an average beer with the whole greater that the parts.
jonas (6498) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Irreale. Cloudy red orange, offwhite low cream. Very light minerally nose and entry, melonoidin, clayish notes, flat light roast. Medium light body. Quick toasted grassy finish. Anonymous Not super exiting.
larsniclas (6475) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber. Medium tan head.
Sweet and malty aroma and flavur with sweet berries.
Nutty flavour with some raspberries.
HogTownHarry (6373) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750ml). Shared with R, blankboy, GregClow, DougShoemaker, and mds, courtesy of DougShoemaker. Poured murky orange with a decent lasting foamy tan head. Aroma of orange pekoe tea, mild dry hop medley, orange juice, gentle grains (barley, rye, ...). Taste is surprisingly grainy, even milder hop component, yeasty - reminded me of fresh rye bread. Very dry mouthfeel - overall tasty, not outstanding but no flaws here.