ClarkVV (6542) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very soft amber color, medium hazey, some red and oragnes in there. Off white head that sits around. Disarming appearance with a bittersweet aroma of fruit fruit and more fruit. Alcohol esters in there, with some medium sweet candied peaches, some spiciness and sweet sugar. Flavor is big and sweet, with some yeasty goodness on the finish reminescent of belgian christmas ales. Hops are not hugely bitter, low citrus flavors, but quite present. Orange zest and lots of intense honey/malt flavors. Mouthfeel is soft and fluffy. Great stuff.