kopher (593) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
mellow but nice aroma of bread, yeast, and some sweeter fruit fruit. belgian-y, which is unsurprising from ommegang. grain also, citrussy wheat and a bit of rye. dry and medium bodied, slightly sweet in front. earthy hops in the back complement well. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Draft. Copper pour, off-white head, poor retention/some lace. Aroma is caramel, grain husk, cherry, light grass. Taste is malty, caramel, pepper, husk, light floral/grassy hops. Palate is soft, slick, grainy finish. Good. ryanfolty (2553) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
November 6, 2012 on tap at cicero. Clear golden orange pour with some head and spotty lacing. Grain, sweet malt and spice in aroma and taste. Soft carbonation and thin to medium bodied. tmoreau (4374) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2012
On tap at Brixie’s in Brookfield, IL., and shaker served showing a clear, golden amber color, with persistent, off white/cream toned head foam, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma was both both toasty & bready, but more on the bready side, with husky graininess, and light caramel sweetness. Although an ale, Marzen-like characteristics were prevalent. Medium bodied and softly carbonated, the flavor was pro grain & malt, but offered a moderate hop bitterness that was earthy and lightly lingering. A pleasant creaminess advanced the mouthfeel, and a light sticky texture was also present. A decently sessionable harvest offering that was a refreshing diversion from both the highly spiced, and the recent sway toward heavily hopped, fall seasonal brews. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy and slightly reddish amber color with a moderate head. Slightly, but somewhat hoppy smell. Taste has a bit of grain in it along with a slight bitterness. Nice frew.
Jabic (590) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Ar: Soft peppery notes, some peach, pineapple, and banana - spicy floral quality, too.
Ap: Cloudy orange-amber - huge off-white head with great retention and thick Belgian-esque lacing.
T: Pepper and clove up front - bitter orange and banana with a medium sweetness - bitterness is medium-high, very refined, and spicy - full maltiness - finish is lingering banana and toasted malt.
P: Medium body, high carbonation - smooth and almost creamy - finish is dry.
O: Great beer - full of fruitiness and a firm malty backbone - at the same time, graceful and refined. matthewgerke (67) - - NOV 5, 2012
Draft. Poured a nice amber color with some foamy white head. Great balance between all of the grains with the rye adding a nice slightly peppery touch. Great malt flavors made this very enjoyable. Ernest (7697) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), lightly yeasty (basement/cement), with a light note of orange peel, hint of plastic.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Rather plain and unmemorable, but overall it’s decent considering the brewer...mild but pleasant nose, decent balance in the mouth, only a little bit of huskiness and crude yeast detracts. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Sampled on 10/13/2012 at GABF. This specialty grain beer pours a light gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, estery and yeasty. A medium bodied multi-grain beer. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal. Decent carbonation. Interesting but seems a little bland. Will have to try again in a less busy setting. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Had on tap at Blind Pig in Champaign, served in a shaker pint.
A: Pours a dark amber color with a foamy white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin film leaving sticky sheets of lace behind.
S: Light yeasty components with a touch of chalk. Some fruity esters and a little grassy hops as well. Some oaty pale malts on the nose as well.
T: Pretty much like the nose with more of a dry yeast flavor and less of the malts from the nose. Same fruity esters and light grassy hops.
M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Dry finish.
O: This was OK. It was anything spectacular and pretty straight forward.
Serving type: on-tap