BlackWarrior (220) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Pours very cloudy orange/gold with some white head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of pineapple, grape some yeasty sourness as it warms. It actually reminds more of champagne than beer. Crisp carbonation w/ a smooth medium body mouth. Fairly dry finish. Flavors are mostly fruit - citrus and tropical, with some spice and a peppery bite towards the end. Interesting brew and pretty enjoyable. Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Light orange with a lot of suspension and not much carbonation. Smell of citrus fruit and not quite-Belgian yeast. Tastes sweet at first and even a little sour at finish. Maybe a hint of salt. Creamy viscous body sticks around for awhile between sips. Not an orthodox Belgian, but wouldn’t fall neatly into any other style. Brewed spring 2010. madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle shared by nuplastikk...thanks Greg! - Pours clear light amber with a thin off-white head. Nose is light tropical fruit, syrupy with a sweet maltiness, grassy hops, and a bit of alcohol bite. Taste is pretty smooth--a bit of sugary sweetness, bready malt, and an apricot fruity sweetness. Thicker and more syrupy than what I expected--actually works pretty well here. Pretty nice brew. nuplastikk (6454) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 12oz bottle split at Madison tasting. Dulled yellow-tan. Thin, non head. A beer like this really has trouble shining among the other all star beers sampled with it. Unimpressive dulled alcohol tinged brewhouse aroma Has some nice Belgian yeast tones and a faint, true to style noble hopping. Thin and quite drinkable for the style, while remaining relatively true to style. ..
full bottle rerate..Saaz really stand out, bigtime US style. burg326 (5607) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
12 ounce bottle that pours a cloudy orange with aromas of pepper, peach, clove and a touch of honey. Flavors of light fruit with some spicy/bready yeast.
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Pours clear gold with a medium sized head. Aroma is not very pleasant with metal and sugar all that I could detect. A bit thick and just a bit sticky. Flavor is very sweet. Honey, alcohol and a touch of funk are the dominant flavors. Niko100 (2995) - Chicago, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet malt, fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel/syrup, fruit (notably apricot), and some honey; Overall, not that bad. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 2011 vintage.
3.0 A: Deeply hazed light orange color. About one finger of frothy white head that falls very quickly and leaves but a touch of lacing.
3.5 S: Overripe peaches, peppery spiciness with a touch of clove, red apple, pear, and sugary sweetness with honey. Overall the malts are lightly biscuity.
3.5 T: Fruit to begin this with strong peach and, in decreasing order, pear, red apple, and orange. A touch more clove than in the nose with about the same level of peppery spiciness. Moderate honey flavor with moderate Belgian yeastiness. Again, biscuity malts. Booze is pretty well hidden.
3.5 M: Medium body. There’s a richness to this that comes off as a little bit chewy. Lightly spritzy carbonation that would be great if there was a bit more of it. Otherwise, smooth.
3.5 D: Not a bad beer by any means. It doesn’t impress, but it doesn’t disappoint either. Based on the scores, this must have been different or had problems in the past. In any case, worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-06-2011 19:21:29 ganache (6057) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark orange with a shortish head. Mildly yeasty nose, taste is also mildly yeasty with ebbing golden malt. Medium body and refreshing. PickettsCharge (89) - USA - AUG 21, 2011
nice golden pour, unfiltered look...some sediment
citrus note, low aftertaste...good beer