heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Dark amber color with a large off white head. The aroma is strong bread with some orange peel and deep citrus. The taste is sharp dark bread with a little bit of some oranges. This is almost like a light IPA. There is a light black pepper finish. This is a nice change of pace. MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
Any first impressions?IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 7, 2006
-A comfy head recedes over the reddish-amber glow.
-The sweet oranges aren’t overdone in the aroma, which is also comprised of soil particles and yeast.
-The sweet fruity malt presentation offers peaches, apricots, and oranges.
-This is a well-rounded mouthfeel, with quite effervescent carbonation.
What if you dig deeper?
-Earthy yeast and dryness tickle the back end.
-Caramel fruitiness is fun but gets a little bothersome halfway through the glass.
-"Nouveau goût à l’orange"?!? That was a scary neck label. Thankfully, oranges are well-integrated.
-A sweet bière de garde novelty which can please the masses, as well as a few beer geeks.
Bottle; no date.
750ml bottle. Rich, deep amber color with a medium off white head. Pleasant aroma of oranges, toffee, light caramel, and a touch of farmhouse. Flavor is malty up front, touch of spice, a bit fruity. Medium full body, very drinkable. Nice beer. Beer5000 (6616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2007
750 ml bottle. Golden red body with dense white head. Malty, spicy and hoppy aroma, a bit vague. Complex flavor of malt, citrus, candy sugar, hops and spices. This beers also gives me some association of an old and moldy basement. A characteristic I have learned to appreciate a lot. yngwie (17109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2007
Bottled, 75cl champagne cork. The fourth french beer this night, all proving better than what most people would expect from France. This is surely the best one, and pours a clear, copper body topped off by a beige head. The nose is a bit sweetish, with orange and a pronounced touch of cellar. It has a nice flavor, with caramel, oranges and sweetness. The oranges and sweetness goes all the way to the finish. It could use more body, as it is a bit thin, but overall it is a nice beer. (061229)
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2007
750mL bottle, 2002 I believe. Poured medium orange with a lovely initial cap of creamy off-white head that receded to a fine film. Right out of the bottle, this had a dry, dusty aroma without much other character... opened up to reveal spiked oranges (screwdrivers come to mind), sweet candy, and caramel... floral accents. Flavor had a thick, dusty caramel base with orange candy sweetness emanating outward.. floral notes and alcohol inter-laced through there.. tasty and sweet.. a tad cloying, though. Rather thick on the palate with a decent flow.. just gets caught up a bit at the finish. Enjoyed it. cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2007
250 ml bottle at home ... Nice ruby colour ... odd woody hop nose ... sweet floral caramel tones, quite rich good body with little citric acidity and a little white wine in the finish. not bad though thewolf (12710) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2007
Bottle, bought @ Kolding Vinhandel.yespr (46568) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2008
Pours a rather clear coppery with a nice, but small creamy white head that rather quickly turns to a staying thin film. Aroma is a little mouldy, lidt biscuity maltiness and a good dose of spicy hoppiness. Dry mouthfeel, perhaps a touch on the thin side. Flavour is dominated by lightly roasted caramel, some oakiness and a well-balanced spiciness.
75 cL bottle. Pours golden and clear orange with a slowly diminishing, creamy and light tan head. Light metallic and malt aroma. Flavour is sweet caramel malt. Light spice note, mainly from malt flavours. Sweet caramel malt and almost fruity finish. HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2009 Bottle. Very interesting beer. This is the beer version of a Grand Marnier. It has aromas of orange and caramel. The flavor profile has a very distinct orange characteristic with some alcohol hotness, that really reminds me of Grand Marnier. It is also a bit sweet and hence a tad cloying when it warms up. But a very intriguing beer.