vyvvy (6359) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Schlafly’s 2010 Repeal of Prohibition Festival - Pours clear amber with a white head. The aroma has blonde ale malt with lots of pepper. Thin clean body with sharp carbonation. the flavor starts with pale malt and tons of pepper. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of complexity due to the pepper covering up so much to my palate, but it is still enjoyable.
Strykzone (7254) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Schalfly Repeal. A very nice beer. Black pepper and more. Once the pepper settled there were some nice wheat notes and a bit of fruit. Finish highlighted the fruit. A very clean beer to drink.
Terminus (3669) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at repeal prohibition festival at Schalfly in Maplewood, MO. lite orange heu with a small fizzy head. spicy nose (as you would think) with black pepper, cinnamon and nothing much-dominated by the pepper. black pepper dominates as well on the flavors. lemon and orange peal? where? maybe a hint of the orange peal, but nothing else. a pretty one-dimensional spiced beer that was probably my least favorate at the festival. really short finish which detracted from the overall pleasure of the brew.
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Schlafly Beer Fest. As others have said, lots of citrus, lots of black pepper. I liked it a lot more than other reviewers. It might have been the 3 oz. pour versus drinking a whole beer. But the spices were well put together - and not your classic Xmas or Pumpkin spicey beer. Unique, tasty and fun.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden body...aroma of coriander, orange, ginger and lemon..heavy citrus and orange peel in finish. hot and peppery. interesting
madmitch76 (24303) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9th October 2008. GABF. A very dry and perfumed spicy beer. Fairly hot as is spicy not alcohol) finish. The overall feel of this beer reminded me of the dry spicy mix you get in Indian restaurants, Unusual beer!
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 09. Pours a light golden with a thinning head. Aroma is spiced, toasted amlts, crackery soapy and oily- peppers and lemon. Flavor is oily, overspiced, solvent and cleanser, orange peel and peppery- overspiced harsh finish.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at GABF 2009. Pours a golden to dark golden yellow with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy with notes of pepper, light peat, citrus, honey, caramel, bread, yeast. Flavor is about the same. Medium body with a light spice finish.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF 2009. Golden colored pour. Wit like spiciness, citrusy & somewhat soapy. OK average beer from Shorts
nickd717 (4612) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF 2009. Golden color with a small white head. Aroma is lots of spices - pepper and coriander especially, with orange peel and wheat. Flavor is wheat and orange peel and a crazy blast of spices that is a bit overdone. Loads of pepper. Body is medium and spices are prickly on the palate. Overall I’d say this is only average as the balance is just not quite there.