mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2017
Sampler at Glen’s Natural Market (Dupont Circle) in DC. Honey and pretty much only honey on the nose. No hibiscus or chamomille. Clear strong golden, almost orange with a slight offwhite rim and no lacing. Light honey sweetness, bready malts. Medium body, medium carbonation. Tasty and spot on for the honey. I’d be curious to taste a version with actual hibiscus and chamomille flavors. andrewje41 (4163) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2017
12 oz bottle, courtesy of Eugene. Thanks! A unique brownish orange color pour with the thinnest possible active fizz head. Aroma is a mix of sweet berry fruit, and spices. Flavor is very strange. Cinnamon apple sauce like spice, sweet berry, honey. Floral, but doesn’t grab my attention right away. Gotta look for it a little. Sweet and spicy both. I like that. Cool, and decently refreshing. Strange as hell, but I didn’t have any issues with it. coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2016
The last of the BTL’s nomad haul..... thanks nomads. fizzy in the glass. bready and yeast nose that follow into first mouthfeel. herbal tones then begin to emerge and abound. low sweet tone under all of it to finish. a nice break from all the hop bombs we were consuming. Easily consumable. BeerdedDave (1853) - Beckley, USA - JAN 4, 2016
amber color; earthy, caramel malt aroma with light floral notes; earthy malt with mild caramel notes and floral notes; no real hop presence kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Slightly hazy copper body with a small fizzy white head that vanished quickly. The nose is sweet caramel malt and a little husky grain. There’s a light floral note, but pretty minimal. The flavor is much the same, overly sweet, a little husky, not much subtlety. Medium bodied and a bit clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty bland and boring stuff.
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle from Chevy Chase Supermarket. Bold orange body with thin head. Nose is herbal, grassy. Taste is fruits, nectar, malts. Sticky texture. Okay. radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Wife ordered this draft at the Salisbury, MD brewpub served in a pint glass, Hazy darker-golden color with white head. Aroma notes of honey malt sweetness, chamomile, hibiscus and some light grass. Taste adds some fruity floral notes. Light body, moderate-low carbonation, crisp with clean sweet finish. Flavor and body light by design, decent enough thirst quencher. hershiser2 (3593) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Light chamomile and honey, some grassiness. Plain ale flavor without venturing too far into the unknown. Meh. katrinaez (2182) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
Not exactly the hard core flavors that I believed many people were expecting. Has a standard ale flavor. A light grassy taste that must be from the chamomile and hibiscus. Husband tastes the honey, personally not seeing it. Aroma is standard ale, nothing special. Color is nice deep amber. Tap Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - APR 17, 2015
Notched on the side says Jan, 2015.
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with no head nor lacing.
The smell had a sweet honey and chamomile up front. A light amount of grassiness comes through (I’m guessing that’s the hibiscus) and slightly floral.
The taste was mainly sweet through the combination of the honey and chamomile. A sweet accompanying relaxing floral aftertaste starts and leads to a wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was barely there but I’m okay with that. An exceptional amount of floral sweetness rolls over my tongue in a super smooth relaxing feel.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good golden ale. I’d have this again.