hfmejias (1297) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Dark amber color poured a nice thick tan head, not too bitter, nice malty, and a bit sweet taste. Nice beer. FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2012
A vigorous pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a three finger thick, tan colored head. The beer is a rich copper tinged, amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, almost metallic copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of spicy, sweet crystal malt; English biscuit character, lightly toasted brown grain, a touch of whole-grain spiciness and a sweet, caramelized character are each noticeable, but the latter accentuates a hop character that leans towards berries and ruby-red grapefruit. As the beer warms up a touch of stale malt character starts to come out.MrBunn (2848) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Light bodied, slightly sweet with a malty finish that suggests at caramelized hay, sweet whole grain crackers, and a touch of cracker like pale malt character. Soft citrus notes and a berry like character are noticeable throughout. A touch of stale malt character has not quite gotten to cardboard, but perhaps leans towards stale brown bread that hasn’t yet lost all of its moisture. A toasted, whole grain character comes out a bit more as the beer warms up.
Much more hoppy than I was expecting, though in truth this is still on the light side. Not bad, and I wouldn’t mind trying one that might be a bit more on the fresh side of things.
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a medium-sized head and malty aromas that have a grain silo edge to them. Flavor is fairly sweet, but nice. Caramel and honey buns with a little bit of oranges and grassiness. reberiii (497) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
It almost tastes like a Scotch Ale, but it’s not. Malty, sweet, maybe a bit too much, but a nice substitute for a higher quality beer. gnoff (10986) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
At GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
BillWyce (1104) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Clear golden color, off-white head. Sweet, some phenoles scent. Spicy, phenolic taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
From notes: Poured hazy orange-amber with lots of bubbling along the wall of the glass. Small, thin white head. Sweet fruity aroma, perhaps stone fruit, with some earthy yeast funk. Medium-body with a very slight syrupy feel and a dry finish. Flavor of citrus with a spice note. Earthy yeast lingers in the finish. As it warms, takes on more of a nutty, peachy flavor. stevoj (5592) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Weak and watery. Initial flavor dissipates to nothing, and no aftertaste either. Looks like a Belgian, but in this case, looks are deceiving. rougeau13 (3195) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma of bread, caramel, and apple. Taste is malty and sweet with a mild bitterness. Medium bodied, but pretty light for any Belgian other than a wit. Not bad. I wasn’t impressed with the aroma at all, but the more mild, and less cloying, taste redeemed it a bit. Travlr (26134) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Draft. Hazy golden brown color, white large bubble head. aroma of hay and subtle lemon. Taste is floral bitterness and light spice. Decent. yespr (47581) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
From tap at Churchkey. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and dry pine. Sweet malty, light pine hoppy. Toasted malty and caramelish into the finish. Light pine bitterness.