onceblind (9425) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
On hand at Wynkoopís United Tastes of Belgium 2012. Slightly cloudy straw/gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma was pretty different for a wit, loads of coriander and a tone not unlike pepperoni meat on the nose. Taste is smooth and balanced with some citrus and wheaty coriander, some peppery spiciness, and a balancing light bitterness. 3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy soft gold body with a fine white head and active effervescence. Strong coriander and wheat expression in the nose with a quieter orange peel note. Dandelion, bread and honey malt. The grains of paradise seem more like a generic spice or maybe like anise or some kind of aquavit herb mixture. Herbal and perfumy and soft and creamy and a little sweet and a little acidic and a little soapy. douglas88 (9058) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2010
650 ml bottle from the Brewpub. Pours a cloudy straw color with a medium white head. The aroma is soft spices and orange. The flavor is very nice, simple, clean and smooth; light spices, coriander, honey and oranges. Very drinkable. Nice. Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Courtesy of douglas88. Pours opaque pale gold with nice white head. The aroma is sweet with malts, grains, some banana, a bit of cherry and a mild wheated malt note. The taste is pretty rich with soft smooth yeasty spices, more wheat like spices (?), a drying note, mild sweet banana and cherry flavored bubble gum. It ends with a pleasing soft palate. radagast83 (8011) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2012
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy straw yellow color with a thick, fluffy white head. Aroma was a bit repulsive for me at first - I donít know, something seemed a bit off about it - donít know if it was the yeast character or the grains but meh. Yeah. Surprisingly I enjoyed the flavor a lot more. This was okay - if the aroma was better Iíd probably have enjoyed it a lot more.
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle (release #6). Pours with a hazed, light golden hued body with a large fluffy white head (looks like the moon). Good retention and lace. Strong spice and phenolic nose with notes of pepper, coriander, sage and lavender. Some floral almost honey like notes, grains of paradise, medium malt character: crackery, wheat. Quite spicy. Flavors show a touch of salinity, bready, grainy wheat, floral, sage, coriander, lavender. Low pepper. Strong phenols overall. Very soft mineral character. Very low bitterness. Fuller carbonation, dry, medium to low bodied. Easy to drink. Ernest (7661) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle (Batch 16, 5.5%).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of lemon/lime zest, peppercorn / grains of paradise, sage, ginger, coriander, lavender.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Remarkably good for this brewery, and one of the best wits Iíve had in quite a while (keep in mind I donít like this style, so itís very rare to find one that I would even drink, much less enjoy)...while the adjuncts certainly dominate the nose (especially the citrus and pepper), which is honestly my only gripe, they are very herbal and spicy without coming off too much like scented soap or urinal cake or bubble bath...itís a good blend of spices, just a little too dominant. Seems very clean to me, too...no grainy aftertaste or off notes. Very pleasantly tart and well balanced...neither too sour nor too sweet, nor overly bitter from the spices...a difficult combo to find in this style. Good mouthfeel as well...substantial and fluffy but still very quaffable. Difficult to stop drinking. Iím pretty shocked, but yeah, for me this is damned solid and very close to a 4+ rendition. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bomber, Release #14. Poured cloudy medium golden with an easily-resuscitated white head. The aroma picked up sweet and tangy orange notes over soft bready malts.. spicy clove and banana accents.. a touch hoppy for the style, but I enjoyed it. The flavor found bread and pale malts at the core, with banana, white pepper, and tangy orange zest around.. finished crisp with spicy, engaging yeast and complementary malty backing. Light-medium bodied with a very good feel and flow through the palate.. very good stuff! Sledutah (7490) - Utah, USA - JUN 28, 2010
22oz bottle picked up from Epic today, release day Strykzone (7307) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Appearance: Cloudy straw yellow with a nice foamy white head and some lacing
Aroma: Lots of nice spices, Coriander, bitter orange peel
Taste: Creamy mouthfeel of coriander, orange peel and bitterness from the grains of paradise
Very nice beer. Crisp and clean but has a nice bite to it in both aroma and taste.
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. I rolled my bottle and plenty of dark sediment mixed making the pour cloudy. It was kind of white gold and sported a nice white head. This had an aroma of wheat, and coriander. The flavor was very nice and it was a generally sweet beer. Pepper grew throughout and oranges were pleasant. Belgian yeast was very light as were the spices in general. This was a perfect beer on a hot summer day after a hot day at work and then golf. But it was a quality offering regardless of what i did today. Nicely done.