robgibbens (390) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with a thick foam. Aroma is earthy, bready, interesting. Crisp flavor. Slightly bitter and caramel-ly. Yummy.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark ruddy amber with a sizeable off white head. The nose has nice Belgian yeast notes along with a slight fruitiness and light floral hop notes. The flavor is well balanced with a hint of honey sweetness, bread, Belgian yeast, earth and floral hops. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Complex enough to be good without turning into a mess. Solid brew.
NikkTwist (1348) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at a beer event. Bottle. Clear deep amber pour with a white foamy ring. Yeasty nose. Bitter earthy floral hops over a sweet light green carmel base. Unusual.
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Sparrow, 10/13/13
Aroma: The aroma is sweet and yeasty, lots of honey, plenty of floral notes, and some lighter spice
Appearance: It pours a cloudy reddish colo, wiith a foam beige head and lots of sticky lace
Flavor: The taste is medium-plus sweet, with some floral hops, and just a little balancing bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, fairly sticky, with a slight tingle, and a lightly dry finish
I actually thought this combination worked pretty well. The heavy sweetness didn’t bother me. There’s enough hops to provide balance. The honey is prominent, but the floral, spice, and citrus notes play interesting roles here as well. Worth trying.
boxofrane (1849) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy reddish brown with a medium sized white head. The aroma has big city sugar, light yeast. The taste has a light bitterness, some sweet caramel, and a bit if a dry, earthy finish.
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber from Crossroads. Poured a deep orange honey brown amber body with a larger foamy off white head. Notes of honey comb, Berlgian yeast, older hops, citrus with tangerine and yellow grapefruit combo, dry toast and grains. Body was solid, medium to fuller with average carbonation and a lingering aftertaste over a lingering mouthfeel. Flavor might be a bit better than the aroma actually. Notes of toast, marmalade, dry toast, hop cones, citrus, nut shells, grains and some dry citrus rinds. MEH, hoped for more on this one.
gmb5127 (222) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely an underrated beer. The taste is dry and bitter yet crisp and refreshing. I?d get it again.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Pourhouse. Aroma is melon, caramel and floral. Pours deep amber with a small head and little carbonation. Taste had notes of peaches, honeydew, floral and earth. Not as sweet tasting as anticipated but definitely a neat flavor. Probably won’t seek this out.
snoworsummer (1513) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours almost clear copper with a thin off white head. The aroma is caramel and toasted malt, figs, prunes, floral and earthy hops, and faint nuts. Flavor is bready malt and light hop bitterness with some light sweetness and hints of dark fruits. Dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
sonnycheeba (2976) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours mostly clear copper with a trace of creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, figs, prunes, floral and earthy hops, and faint nuts. Flavor is a balance of bready malts and light hop bitterness with some light sweetness and some dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.