shrubber85 (11411) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle - 750ml. Light musty malt aroma. Clear amber with small head. Light musty malt flavor - very light flower notes. Nice body - a bit on the weak side but good flavor. A nice Biere de Garde on the light side. Jerre (3423) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2006
Tasted this last week at Val Cenis. Bottle, 75 cl. Hazy amber with a off-white head. Citrus en floral nose, a wonderful aroma. Flavor has a lot of orange hard candy taste, and finishing with a light spiced end. Interesting brew, still very nice, but the body feels thin.
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2006
750ml, there’s a piture of oranges on a label around the neck so i’m assuming this is the 2002. pours an amber with fluffy head. a pretty gross musty aroma with a hint of orange and possibly some cardomom. flavor is really gross. some stale orange flavor with a very musty and almost smoked aftertaste. a very dry and musty flavor in this. one of the worst beers i’ve ever had. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2006
From a caged corked green 750 ml. bottle, H-5 on the cork, but I have no idea if that is a lot/batch number, sampled at a cooler cellar temperature in a chalice.
Poured a cloudy reddish orangey brown with a fluffy, foamy head that settled into a thin bubbly lacing.
Aromas of toasted grain, candied sugar and orange, a light musty herbal and a soft spiciness.
Good carbonation and a crisp, velvety smooth light-medium bodied mouthfeel.
Pleasant seasonal taste, toasted grains and candied sugar, a light caramel, a soft musty, herbal flavor along with a little clove, orange peel, some spiciness, a flash of alcohol towards the end, and a dry yeasty, malty finish.
A nice and balanced seasonal ale from Jenlain, well worth trying.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 17, 2006
In the 750 mL bottle from Beertopia. pours a ruby deep amber with a medium off white to ivory head. Green bottle made this slightly skunked. Very slight orange blossom aroma peeks out of the skunk’s ass. Over powering first flavor is sweetness. A Texas Red grapefruit sweetness, without the concomitant citrus. Interesting brewed tea flavors as well. Slight amount of tannin-like wine flavors. Medium carbonation and medium body. Long finish of orange flavor without the citrus or sweetness- an orange oil bitterness. This is different stuff for sure.
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 10, 2006
clear amber with a medium sized creamy off-white head. boring malty aroma. malty nutty flavor with metallic, and alcohol notes. hints of hops. not very interesing. fonefan (49437) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle. Brown / red color with a tanned head. Sweet an very parfumed. Aromas of lots of orange, spices, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Dry finish very fresh and fruity..
freekyp (2257) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Pours a light brown with a small, quickly receding head. A friend and I were unable to put our finger on what the aroma actually reminded us of. Lime, quinine (tonic water), and elderberries were all possibilities, but none quite fit the bill. The label described floral notes, but I did not get any of those. I fel the flavor was slightly citric with a berry-like overtone. The label also indicated that no flavors or spices were added. I wonder if fruit counts. Interesting, and unlike any other beer I’ve tried. Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2007 Quite a different taste to what I am used to. The taste has a Grand Marnier taste, a bit thin in the beginning but has a definitive sugary taste, with an orange presence. Would go great with Thanksgiving dinner nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2006
The aroma has yeast, orange, caramel malt, and flowers. The appearance is amber/orange with a nice foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. I like this one it’s really nice in every way but not not great in any way.