Ferris (17117) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Draft - Sweet and light citrus, candy like. Clear gold with a rich beige head. Earthy, herb and very dry. Bitterness throughout, wish it was as good as the smell. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Golden orange with a soapy white head. Grass, orange peel, banana, and peach. A touch of wine and oak, lightly tart, and some sweet bready malt. The flavor is kind of all over the place, too. A light tartness, some sweet bread, citrus, and lots of fruit. Grass, peach, and floral notes. Not bad, but kind of odd. At least it’s better than a lot of the other kitchen sink beers. bhensonb (15975) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
750 c&c from Wine and Cheese in Clayton, MO. Fortunately a store that’s in the "Footprint". Pours hazy orange/amber with a creamy beige head. Lots of things in the nose. I can differentiate fruit, oak and pepper. Med + body. Flavor is fairly peppery. There’s some oak. It’s dry and astringent. The honey is almost missing. Think I might get a little grape. But prickly pear? Maybe that’s a fruit thing. There is fruit. A little different - seems a bit earthy - I’d put this into the saison/bier de garde territory. I’m likin’ it. Ratman197 (15632) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2012
750 ml corked and aged bottle poured a hazy tarnished gold with a lasting off white head. Aroma of straw, citrus, oak, pear, yeast and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, citrus, vanilla, oak, light earthiness, light chilies and light yeast with a smootj lingering citrus finish. Dogbrick (14328) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Sample at the Central OH BA Tasting at From The Vine on 06/02/2012: This beer is a hazy amber-copper color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, tropical fruit and oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of pineapple and citrusy hops plus some grainy malt and a touch of sweet honey. The finish is sweet and malty with a lingering fruity aftertaste. Above average overall.
BeerandBlues2 (14027) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 22, 2012
750 mL bottle. Pours lightly hazy and sparkling copper with a huge, fluffy white head, long retention with fair lacing. Aroma is earthy, herbal, and spicy hops, straw, meal, and biscuit malts, faint pepper and honey notes with light fruity esters. Flavor is spicy peppers, medium hops and bitterness, light alcohol, oak, fairly significant malt backbone and a dry, spicy finish. Full body, medium to high warmth, moderate carbonation. Camons (13522) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2012
Tap @ Odells Taproom. A stop on grand tour of Fort Collins breweries and bars with Tim, Aaron and Armin, Thanks !! Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, peach, citruss, grapefruit. Taste is malty, sweet caramel, peach, lots of citrus, grapefruit, pine. Medium body, average carbonation, touch of alcohol, lasting bitter finish. 250212 daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Honey colored pour, light head. Aroma is loaded with great malty notes, wheat, honey, funky fruit the background. Nice malty flavor, honey, sweet wheat notes, corn, oak notes. Pretty cool beer all the way around. phaleslu (10906) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2012
750 ml bottle from Randall’s. Fun concept. Pours a cloudy, lighter yellow-gold color with an initial finger of cream-colored head that settles into a film and ring. Aroma of oak, fruity funk (pears), wheat, sweet malts, sugar, and a little hint of warming alcohol. The flavor presents the same slate of notes, with wheat, pears, oak, funk, sweet malts, and even some mild spice, perhaps from the peppers. Couldn’t pick out some of the other ingredients, like corn, wild rice, and honey. Medium-bodied, with a funky, sweet mouthfeel - a bit muddled - and moderate carbonation. Great idea for a beer, and I’d be interested to try a different blend because the execution of this one wasn’t quite up to expectations based on my reading of the label. onceblind (10893) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2012
Slightly hazy gold with a good sized rocky head. Nice complex aroma of sweet pale malts, honey, floral + herbal hoppiness, subtle spicy rye, some apricot, and a bit of oak. Charming mouthfeel, with nice balance and complexities. Starts kinda cereal like and sweet malty, but quickly gathers tones of slightly sour’d oak, a little wheat, some pepperiness, some slight herbal tones, oak, and a pleasant and balancing bitterness on the finish accompanied with some alcoholic warmth. Essentially a nuanced imperial blonde ale. Didn’t knock my socks off, but it is a friggin cool idea, and pretty well executed.