Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle
Thanks to Santa for sending this my way. It was not the best beer in the box but overall I was pleasantly surprised. More people should give this a try if it is available outside of Utah.
Aroma / Appearance - A huge foamy head took time to condense into a carbonated golden body which reminded me of banana esters, yeast, and candy sugar. Very sweet on the nose it had a hint of spiciness but not enough to offset the other profiles.
Flavor / Palate - Thin with an unexpected sour bite it filled the mouth with watery banana nut bread. A glaze of sugar like a Krispy Kreme donut came next before the moist finish. Overall it was a decent release but since I don’t know what they were intending exactly I am not sure they succeeded.
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a costplus beer pack. Poured a hazy dull gold. Aroma of wheat, banana and spice; a light dusting of citrus. Crisp and clean. Spice was not overblown. Wheat, yeast and banana. Solid beer.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle... ugly dirty gold, off white head, leaves only a ring but has some lace... lightly sweet, graham cracker, cereal, ok but super boring... taste is bland but its better than the nose, sweet overall in a generic way, really grainy, a bit of honey... it unoffensive enough, just so many better options its not worth it
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale gold with a slight haze. Crisp up front, somewhat chewy toward the finish. Spicy and herbal, with elements of coriander, clove and white pepper. Sweet malt base, with hints of white cake and honey. Mild yet fitting bitterness level. Refreshing and tasty beer.
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Douglas88. This one is not bad and a little more full flavored than what I was expecting. Pour is a clear yellow with a decent white head that disappears pretty quickly but leaves some nice lacing. Full fruit flavor, orange, apple, is pretty nice. Spice, lemon peel, and a unique although slightly weird soapy aroma. Finish is slightly bitter and you are left with some lemony citrus fruit esthers for a while.
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Yellow in color, translucent, bubbly, and a finger of white head. Nose is malty, some yeast, and faint undetermined spices. Tastes maltier than expected, some orange zest, spice, and Belgian yeast. Coriander, that’s what it is... thank you Ratebeer description. Drinks easy, but its a little too sweet for me.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by smokepot23 at Alesmith today. Poured yellow with a bright white head. Nose is sweet with a belgian yeast thing. Taste is light decent and sweet.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a really pale yellow body with lots of carbonation and a thin creamy white head. The aroma seemed to have a lot of Saaz hops. Some light coriander and yeast. The flavor is pretty much the same. Saaz are apparent, but then subtle coriander and wheat. Almost like it is a blend of a white ale and a pilsner.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle hauled back from utah by superdave70...
hazy sunshiny yellow with a frothy white head and some drips of foam.
it smells crisp, light and refreshing.... a mix of dusty wheat, pale grainy sweetness, orange, earthy spice and a little yeast.
the flavor has a slight tart note to it... almost like sour cream... lemon, orange, wheat, coriander/earthiness, florals and a muddy/dirty finish. that tartness combined with citrus take care of the finish and make the light to medium body crisp, refreshing and terribly sessionable. 6/3/7/3/14/3.3
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Clear pale yellow with a thin bubbly white head. Nose is perfume, orange, light coriander, sweet malt and a touch of soap. Taste is soapy, with a bit of citrus, a hint of spice, and some mineral notes. Finishes sweet and fruity. Lots of carbonation and a big fluffy body.