ben4321 (3347) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 2/18/11
Aroma: The nose is really sweet, lots of fruity notes, some yeast, honey, and candied sugar
Appearance: The pour is a cloudy golden-orange with a small white head
Flavor: The taste is pretty darn sweet as well, lots of fruity flavor both candied and not
Palate: Medium bodied with a tingly feel on the tongue and a lasting sugary feel on the mouth
Man is this one a sugarfest, itís not bad, not some crazy sugary mess, but just a touch on the messy side. I would say that it could probably use some rounding. Also, that feeling on the inside of my mouth that it is covered in a slight coating of sugar is a bit off-putting from a beer. Despite those criticisms, this isnít a bad brew, but I canít go too high with the score.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
20th February 2009
Cloudy orange brown beer. Slightly sour dry malt. Faint morello cherry, a little raspberry. Smooth dry finish. An undertone of brandy and passion fruit. A fairly unique beer but slightly odd as well.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Otown Throwdown III. Pours a hazed coppery orange with a slight reddish tinge- dissipating head. Aroma is ruity, tart rapsberries, passionfruit, waxy and slightly medicinal on some overlay sweet malt. Flavor of the malt dries out a bit in the end- but there is a lot of tart fruitiness all around, but it is waxy, juicy, slick and a bit too earthy- yeast mixed in there with fruity esters makes this just a bit too messy for me.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:Sweet cherries, raspberry, fruit punch.
Appearance:Caramel in color with low head and moderate to good lacing.
Taste:Right away this beer tastes like fruit punch! This beer has lots of sweet fruit, not tangy. The cherries, raspberries, and tropical fruit flavors stand out on the foretaste, and fade on the midtaste. The aftertaste is a little like green vegetables along with raisins and figs.
Palate:This beer has a light body with great carbonation. The carbonation dances lightly along the entire length of my tongue, pleasantly.
Overall:This is a really unique fruit beer, as itís sweet and not tangy. It still has a lot of complex flavors, and is quite refreshing.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a cloudy chestnut-amber color with a small off-white head that fades quickly. Aroma of honey, caramel malts, oak, toffee, maraschino cherries, and raspberries. Flavor is also much heavier on the sweet honey, caramel malt, toffee, and syrupy notes, and ligher on the fruits. Tastes like wine on the finish. For a fruit beer, this is sugary sweet and not too fruity. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel. Disappointing based on the awesome description and label.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The fact that they have the word "lambic" on the label makes me want to trash this beer. However, Iíll refrain myself as itís certainly not offensive. Nice and fruity, relatively dry. Just a bit medicinal at the end. Decent, but wouldnít purchase.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, courtesy of erice. Pours a hazy orange amber with some crap floating around in the bottom. Very fruity nose, decent amount of tart raspberries, cherry, and pineapple. Unfortunately itís downhill from there, lots of artificial sweetener in the flavor, with cherry peel and raspberry. Slightly bitter and sweet finish.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange brown pour. Thin white head. Aroma dominated by raspberries - fresh and slightly tannic. Flavor is mostly dry with a some sweetness. I was expecting it to be very syrupy so that was a nice surprise. Raspberry is most prominent of the fruits. Bitter, slightly alcoholic finish. Fruit lingers in the back of the throat.
coldbrewky (1371) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Stolen from the Brigs rate since it is so apt "This beer looked interesting on the shelf but is a prime example of how something that sounds good does not always turn out." This was a muddled mess of off tastes that just made the whole thing a drain pour. From nose to the drain it was awful.
Brigadier (2600) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle
This beer looked interesting on the shelf but is a prime example of how something that sounds good does not always turn out. In this case the combination of ingredients creates some weird super sweet liquid that reminds me of nutrasweet or other artificial flavorings. Taken individually the additional fruits would make a good beer. Put together they are simply too much.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated body is the color of polished copper. A stark white head fills the space above the glass so much that it takes almost five minutes to settle down. Cherry pie filling, raspberry jam, and citrus create the sensation of smelling various jars of Smuckers jam. If I didnít know any better Iíd swear this was a smoothie rather than a beer.
Flavor / Palate - Overly carbonated Jolly Ranchers of all flavors ruin what could have been a fun experience. It then transitions to an intense raspberry taste before finishing dry and wheaty. A background tartness like orange peels makes this even more confusing. This is all over the place with little focus. If this did not try to do so much it would be a much better beer.