TAR (2787) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Light orange. Quick, fizzy foam. Lively aroma. Full of firm, triplish character above a huge base of mint, tobacco, cinnamon, clove, wax, cardboard, and holly leaf. Light earthy qualities. Fizzy, watery palate. Flavors begin very herbal, before a semi-fruity star anise transition alongside mild tanginess, dried banana, pepper, and tobacco notes. Minerals and carrot cake abound the round, Oerbier-like finish. Again, some vague earthy qualities. Reminds me of a Steinbeer, which is nice. A somewhat disappointing artisinal stab for $12 a bottle. Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 20, 2003
Deep amber colour with good head, quite persistent. The aroma is fruity and acidic. The taste is complex, very fruity with traces of apple, peach, citrus and orange. Quite bitter finish, while the aftertaste has a strange, light, root flavour. Strange beer, but really pleasant! leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2003
Oh, seems like I am rating this low compared to you lot! Anyhow, in my view, this has a poor aroma and a wit-like appearance. The mouthfeel is soapy and the flavours light and spicy. Alcohol is not noticable. A merely OK beer. RichardGretton (4788) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2003
Very dark orange juice appearacne with very little head. Slightly citric nose with a syrupy texture and an orange flavour. A very pleasant thick beer in the wheat beer style. mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Apple spice,bitter peach aroma.Opaque dark golden with white particles.Very soft fruity peach sweet sour flavors.Extremely smooth,practactly swims down your throat.
JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2002
Another try to recreate beer from ancient Egypt. Still, it reminds me too much of a Belgian wheatbeer. As wheatmalt, orange peel and ginger are used, it is not surprising, but I find even tones of coriandre and allspice (not used). A bit of vegetable bitterness, then a lot of sweetness, developping an interesting fruity character. The myrrh? The thick white head is surprisingly stable. Ernest (7822) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately hoppy (lemon, flowers), lightly malty (cookie), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, dough), with notes of pineapple and alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2011 2011-01-02, draught at Eataly, Bologna, 7-4-7-4-15=37omhper (25750) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2002
Hazy golden color; the head reduces quickly to just a thin collar. The aroma is clear, spices (pepper), with notes of cellar. Agile beer, with a sharp pepper character, dry malt flavor, correct bitterness. It has a good balance, a high drinkability, character and it marries well many dishes.
2002-09-10, draught at the brewery, 4-5-7-4-14=34
Amber colour, thin collar of foam. Simple aroma, with some malt and hop; spices, black pepper. Original flavour, smooth, good mix of malt and hop. Strong palate.
Dark orange and reallycloudy with soft, rich head. Intensely peppery nose, big aprocot aroma. Fruity, yet dry. Very complex with smooth mouthfeel leading to a dry finish. Unusual, interesting, and very much to my liking. Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2009 Orange-beige. The aroma is yeasty with pepper and bitter citrus. Surprising herbal bitterness. Light orange notes and a little bread. Nice brew but nothing crazy.