Livendadream (296) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 8, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2018 Btl pours a hazy dull golden color with a creamy dense off white head that hangs around leaving lace all over glass. Smells of citrus, earth, cookies and spice. Taste of grapefruit, orange, bread, sweet caramel and pepper. Medium body, soft, creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Hardy, bold and strong ale that’s a perfect beer for the cold winter holidays. It’s unique, as it’s not to sweet or heavy. It’ll make you forget your at the in laws. Excellent!❄️ Tmoney99 (15405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2018 Draft. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy balanced complex malt and hop aroma. Medium to full body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid brew. DenverLogan (1361) - North Bend, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2018
At the brewery and from a take home growler. Pours golden amber with head and lace in a St Bernardus tulip glass. Aroma of rich malts. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of amber malts, caramel, medium grains & hops, slight Italian herbs, subtle alcohol. Overall rich, flavorful, and tasty enough from a flight of 5 to pick this one to get a growler. Itzjerm (3288) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2018
Not very enthralling. A basic beer with some light hop. Not like a strong ale at all. Light bodied basic beer. Meh. superspak (6650) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2018
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy medium orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and citrus/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, fairly sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly warming 8.3%. Overall this is a very nice imperial amber ale style. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Nice well rounded complexities. Balanced Amarillo/Styrian Goldings hops with Munich/Crystal malts. A bit juicy feeling. A very enjoyable offering.
zoucrew102 (2421) - - DEC 27, 2017
Bottle. Grapefruit and orange citrus aroma with notes of earthy hops and a bit of caramel malt. Pours cloudy orange colored with a thin, but retentive off white head that also has good lacing. Starts with caramel malt and bright orange citrus flavors. Finishes dry, but quite smooth with earthy hops and grapefruit citrus flavors as well as a bit of citric acidity. Pretty nice winter warmer. mjmoen (648) - - DEC 12, 2017
B-. Pours a clear golden color with white head. The finish is a little bitter jmohno (1694) - Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2017
8.3% Cloudy orange. Low head. Caramel buiscuit, orange rind, mild hops if any, citrus. Same taste, bit Sticky, syrupy. Sweet. Kinda glad it's a one and donner. Cybercat (6582) - Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2017
Taps hazy amber with a substantial buff head. Aroma offers malty, pomme and subtle piney hops. Flavor ramps up all of these, especially the hops, and adds a touch of spice. Mouthfeel presents decent body and peppy fizz. How 'bout them Vikings. natejgood (549) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Pours medium golden and looks like a hazy lager. Nice white head like a snow capped mountain peak, which is great for this time of year in Montana. Good winter flavor. A bit malty with a nice winter warmer feeling. Tasty all around. Note the best flavor but just what you need for a winter warmer.