JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 3, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed 2/16/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a cloudy golden color. The head is a one finger eggshell shade with a very even, uniform texture. Lacing on the glass is somewhat low.
S: Quite grainy in its aroma - I’d surmise that the earthy qualities of the grains of paradise overpower the coriander spiciness and citrus qualities. The malts come off as being biscuity. As it warms up, the earthy grain quality subsides in favor of the traditional witbier elements.
T: It starts off with a strong lemon note to it, almost like lemon cake in a way. Earthy, slightly herbal spiciness finishes the profile off fairly well. I want to say there are slight touches of ginger and nutmeg hovering on the aftertaste, also. It’s not complex nor particularly interesting, but it’s quite solid.
M: At first, it starts off with a clean dryness; but the finish will gradually become slick and coating. Carbonation is high, but appropriately so. The body itself is full and semi-creamy.
O: I’m a bit pleasantly surprised here - I came in expecting to dislike it as much as I do the Summer Ale, but it’s actually decent. I don’t think I’d buy a 6 pack of it should they be made available, though.
Hazed golden liquid. Modest off-white head. Big citric scents. Some orange blossom honey, spice and pale malt scents in the background. Some sweet resin, wheat, malt and spice mix in the flavors. Thicker, nearly chewy feel. Finish has some light spice and bready flavors. 2/13
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2016
12oz bottle. Poured a yellow color with a white head. Citrus with some spice. chinchill (5025) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a Porter Bar goblet at about 45F.
Hazy golden-amber body with a rather weak head; streaks of lacing.
Aroma: soft ripe fruit including pears and apricots; yeast and baked bread.
Flavor: slightly sweet up front with some light bitterness appearing in the aftertaste and a bit of tartness mid-taste onwards. Fruity, including citrus, apricot and apple notes.
Feel: smooth, medium body with medium-light carbonation.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger off-white head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Sweet, slightly spicy aroma with a balance of zesty, peppery coriander, citrus fruit, banana and bready yeast. The yeast and banana notes stand out but are complimented by the grains and citrus. After it warms, hints of clementine, tangerine and grapefruit come to the forefront.
Medium bodied but fuller than expected with a prominent wheat/bready yeast flavor that overpowers the peppery spice and citrus sweetness. Slightly zesty with coriander, ginger and white pepper notes followed by hints of blood orange, tangerine and grapefruit but the bread and banana flavors are too strong for my liking, making it a bit one dimensional. Very easy to drink but could use more spice and citrus flavor. mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
Very similar to their Cold Snap..only with added citrus..just ok..nothing special.
hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured hazy golden with a small white head that didn’t stay long. Aroma of spices, citrus fruit combined with grain. Taste of citrus fruit, grain, some banana notes and some spices. Easy to drink, not bad. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.75 A: Moderately hazed dark yellow color. Two fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is good and a moderate amount of lacing is left.
3.75 S: Mountain stream freshness is the first thing that comes to mind. Next comes coriander and possibly some orange peel. Neutral wheatiness with light pepper from the yeast. Overall quite pleasant.
3.75 T: The taste takes the nose and adds a powerful citrus component. Orange, lemon, and even some mango and pineapple enter the fray. Again a neutral wheat, coriander, orange peel, and pepper.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderate creaminess that goes down quite well.
4.0 D: Pretty good beer with no real faults.
DavoleBomb, Jun 01, 2013 WABeerFiend (413) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler in late 2013.
A: Cloudy orange with a 1/2 finger head.
S: Orange, tangerine, spice.
T: Follows the nose.
O: I feel that there are better wits out there, but this one is ok. The orange and tangerine go together nicely. The spice isn’t as strong as it is in others.
GnarlyGnome (770) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
A bit boring, and nothing fun....but I drank it, and would do it again if it was presented to me. BeerScout49 (49) - - OCT 15, 2014
Not the best example if a Belgian ale. A bit flat and not inviting. After a few sips, dumped it out. In a pinch OK but not great.