murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
The bottle poured a dark pumpkin orange, with pure white head, and a little lacing. The smell is slightly tart, but yet oddly, sort of minerally like a wet dog.
The taste is layered, but subtly sweet off the bat. Orange zest is in the base, loads of spice, clove, coriander, and sweet yeast.
Well built beer. The most under valued of the line by far.
A damn good representation.
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2009
On tap at Gingerman in Ft. Worth. Very nice smell and flavor. Nice smooth taste with ginger and peach. The smell was of ginger, honey, and florals. Color was gold with white head and vice lacing. robzilla (86) - - FEB 27, 2012
Pours hazy golden with nice lacing. Banana nut bread on the nose. Lots of yeasty flavors and citrus, a bit nutty too. Very enjoyable beer, never tried this style at least that i know. Pretty complex stuff here, great beer for the spring. beeroverthere (81) - USA - FEB 15, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 Color:Dark Golden
Aroma:Light Aroma, some lemon
Body:Spicy, dry, hint of caramel sweetness, lemon
Over-all/Mouth-fell:Medium, light carbonation, pleasant bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2004
No head or lacing in this one. Orange aroma with some hoppy smells along for the weak ride. Lemon, hops, and carbonation about sum up this one. Not bad, but could be better.
frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2006
This beer pours cloudy yellow color with an explosion of foam (1 finger of beer to 4 fingers of foam). The smell is of candied malts, very pungent and slightly sour. The flavor is mostly sweet, but noticeably sour, with hints of lemon. Mouthfeel is very bubbly, with generous, sharp carbonation. The beer finishes dry and leaves a sour aftertaste that fades quickly.
I wasn’t expecting a sour beer, and this caught me off-guard. That said, it’s not bad. The flavor is pleasant, and although it’s very strong, it’s rather cleansing. It reminds me a bit of the lambic I tried awhile back, but it’s actually drinkable. mrchug645 (71) - alb, New Mexico, USA - FEB 15, 2006
bottle pours orange with a mysterious glow after the head diminishes,has creamy taste and hints of lemon and notes of spices really like this one cheers!!! Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Orange! The floating orange on the label is nearly the exact color of the brew. Citrus and malty nose is very pleasant. Refreshing and smooth despite the moderate %Alc. Quite unique. shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2003
wheat, flowery aroma. cloudy, orange body with light fluffy white head. Flowery fragrance with wheat/yeast taste. JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours a golden, almost apricot-like color with a thin, fizzy white head that leaves some tracing behind. Light in color but semi-opaque and rich. First thing that hits is rich, malty yeast, which gives way to the spices and then the syrupy citrus finish. My first in the Biere De Gard category and I can see myself giving it another shot, based on this one. This brew is the bombay. Super fancy yet still extremely drinkable. Well done, New Belgium.