vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2009
On tap @ Capones. Amber brown pour.Aroma is amazingly complex and fits the flavor excellently but couldn’t fut my finger on the makeup of this beer besides the citrus and sugary notes. Best new beer of the night on tap. JAXSON (606) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle. Huge explosion on popping the cork. Pours a really pretty blood-orange amber with a large, fluffy head. Can’t get much more attractive. Really interesting and surprising nose -- oranges, Asian spices, lemons, limes. Heavily carbonation is the first impression, and a little young wheat character. Unfolds into a really nice medley with bananas, cinnamon, cloves, some toasted pumpernickel bread, and orange zest. Refreshing and lively. A distinct apple flavor emerges as it warms. This is awesome and I’m probably underrating it because I don’t want to appear as a total Bullfrog homer. This should age amazingly well in my opinion. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy swampy rusty brown color with a huge off white head that coated the glass with lacing. Some spice, dried fruits and a light yeasty funk. Dried fruits on the palate with some earthy spice and a medium dry finish. Bullfrog beers are hit and miss, this one was a home run! auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma throws a bit of a peculiar horsey and farmlike malt character, a bit
swampy. Some deeper, ruddier esters. Pours a hazy, cloudy amber-orange, with a
soapy white head. Flavor is unique. A lot, a lot, alot of orange and orange
rind character. Still a bit cheesy, like some of the crystal in a well-aged
true cave-aged emmental or comte. Foamy and fresh. An interesting biere de
garde. Very true to style, in my opinion, with some additional expressive
flavor. adrian910ss (2582) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUN 16, 2009
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange amber caramel with a med white head. Aroma of funk, earthiness, zesty lime and grains. Taste of honey, funk, zesty lime, grains and light fruit. Has an earthy ground feel to it.
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium to deeper amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of fruit rinds, earthy, spices, yeastiness, and some breadiness. Tastes of fruitiness, some funkiness, yeast, earthy, and caramel. Some funk present that was enjoyable. Lacing left on the glass. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Draft at Capones. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Citric, candy, fruit punch and something that reminds me of a juice box. Apricot dry with a light spice note. Great beer. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
( 750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours very murky rusty orange with huge fluffy lasting head. Nose is funky and fruity. Taste is apricot, alcohol, creamy with a great sweet linger. I also find that it has a good crisp hop kick at the end. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Courtesy Beerlando. Amber, off white carbonation. Very nice graham cracker-cookie-toffee malt with plenty of spicy, aromatic, fruity, funky yeast. Mild earthy bitterness. Medium body, well carbonated, very dry, yeasty finish. Very nice American brewed bdg. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2010
750mL bottle courtesy of barleydine.
As usual, there is a forceful pop when the cork comes out and this one pours a deep, murky amber with an enormous pillowy beige head that refuses to go away and leaves sheets of lacing along the sides. Gorgeous beer.
The aroma is clean but earthy and sweet all in one. There is plenty of earthy spiciness from the yeast as well as some candied apple sweetness and some caramel malts. There’s not a lot of funk in the nose, but maybe some light grassy notes.
The taste has bit more bitterness to it with a very crisp grassy hop taste up front. The sweetness of the caramel malts is big underneath some light fruits and honey. The finish is where the funk finally starts to show, though it’s very subtle and the sweetness still lingers through the finish as well.
The mouthfeel is almost effervescent with tons of carbonation and a very dry, yeasty finish.
I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and it’s one of the better Bullfrog beers I’ve had. I like the fact that the caramel and fruity sweetness is heavier than I was expecting and that the funk is understated and not dominant, like some of their other beers. Nice stuff.