ninotchka22 (3) - Oxnard, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to mikem409!
The aroma was lively with the blood orange really coming through and a subtle smell of pepper. It really piqued my interest. The taste didn’t disappoint. The blood orange was just as strong as it was in the nose and the peppercorn gave it just the right kick. Really a unique beer that I’ve got to have again!
jackl (7562) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. Hazy gold with a small head. Nose is of grain. Some golden pear. Jasmine. Orange. Flavor is fairly sweet, fruity. Croissant. Orange peel. A bit chalky. Full body, soft carb.
vtafro (7380) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Light blood orange, spice, peppercorn, herbal and fruit aromas. Flavors are herbal, floral, spice, oranges; any hop Flavors are now hidden.
hackobock (3932) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
July 14, 2016. Bottle, shared by _angst_, thanks!
Light hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and malty with blood orange, peach, some grain, light spicy, earthy and herbal pepper corn notes, hints of alcohol. Taste is light sweet, light bitter and with a slight fruity tartness. Sweet malty and fruity finish with blood orange, peach, toffee, light bitterness, some warming alcohol and some spicy peppery notes. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
_angst_ (4778) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of clownoisseur. Pours hazy pale golden with a small frothy offwhite head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty, fruity and spicy with crackers, caramel, blood oranges grass, pepper corns, minerals, lemon zest and hints of alcohol. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, very tiny sour, malty, fruity and spicy. Mouthfeel is round, tiny tart, astringent, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and very tiny sour with caramel, blood orange juice and pepper corns. Cool but doesn’t quite manage to balance the different components.
AdmiralVernon (1140) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Deep orange with a thin white lacing. N: Hoppy citrus, orange, barnyard T: Orange, lime zest, barnyard O: Pretty nice!
rlgk (18841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at TradeBookCon #04 160714. Clear golden/orange beer with a small offwhite head. Sourish fruity blood orange aroma, grassy, floral, some tangerines. Sourish blood orange aroma, raisins, tangerines, floral, some grapes and hay. Decent beer with well hidden alcohol.
MrBunn (2789) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2016
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Oh Shorts, why must we keep doing this? I want to love you... but sometimes you make it hard. This beer is no exception to that frustrating rule that seems to be solidifying as of late. The beer looks fine enough (apart from the scuzzy-looking fizz head that sits on top of the lear orange body), but things fall apart in the nose... It’s hot, cidery and a bit chemical. Flavor is more of the same... alcohol is hot and poorly hidden, malt is not present enough to keep things from going cidery and thin and aftertaste is of metal and chemical junk. Maybe it sat too long in the fridge, but this one is a mess.
Boutip (6208) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Poured a hazy dirty brown color ale with a small foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of dry wheat notes with some grainy malt notes is typical for style. Taste is a nice mix of dry wheat malt notes, light grainy notes, light residual sugar notes with some subtle blood orange notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not sure the flavours are well-balanced between each other’s but interesting nonetheless.
PhillyCraft (6892) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cambridge with Bill and Tom, Pours cloudy orange golde with not much white head. Notes are heavy booze and sour blood orange. Bitter and boozy.
RobertDale (6209) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden red with a very small off-white head. Aroma of citrus and spice. Taste is oranges, grapefruit, grain, and spice. Interesting.