Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2005
22 oz bottle. Light copper color with a thick, small head. Aroma of mostly candi sugar and sweet malts dominate the nose. Taste is mostly coriander and black pepper. Sticky sweet and malty with a sweet hop bitterness, yeast and anise. This could be very good in time. 3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2005
22oz bottle. Copper and orange hue with a small to medium sized white head. Big syrupy sweet nose of ginger, coriander, soap, chlorine and sweet jolly rancher candies. Buggle gum malt flavor, with some spicy bread and tea flavors. That strong coriander and ginger soap flavor is overwhelming at times. Has a little toasted or burnt orange peel flavor as well. Like drinking potpourri. Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2005
A fine example of this style.
Pours a solid amber color with a nice head that left a bit of lacing down the glass.
Aroma is nice coriander and a bit of butterscotch, and strong enough to cut through the reminant of a cold I’m fighting.
Flavor is very nice. Definate coriander and some other spices that I can’t disect right now but it’s very complex.
Palate is crisp and well carbonated. Overall this is a great example of the style and worth seeking out.
earendil (3) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2005 does not count
beautiful dark-golden color, fruity boquet spiked with coriander, and a great subtle malt flavour rounded out with coriander and the yeast esters. TChrome (1472) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Beer pours very dark golden with a diminishing off white head. The aroma is belgian ale consistent with esters, yeast, and lots of coriander. Flavor is very spicy, lots of coriander, some yeastiness, and orange. Finish is dry and spicy consistent for the style. This is good but maybe too heavy on the coriander.
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
Orange-copper coloured beer, thin white head. Aroma has loads of coriander, bubble gum, and a yeasty spice. Flavour is more complex than the aroma would have suggested, coriander, bubble gum, orange peel, grapefruity hop flavour blends well with the coriander. Toasted malts also make an appearance near the finish. Fairly bitter finish. A nice refreshing brew. nicplemel (19) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Booo... seriously, did I drink the same beer as the other people who rated this? How could this possibly get 8’s and 9’s in the aroma department? Of the 3 people who drank this with me the smell was described as follows... a) chemically b) "like pine-sol" c) like "mr. Clean". I don’t mean to be so harsh on a small brewery from where I call home, but for a min. there I wasn’t sure I was going to want to drink this. When I did I felt like I was drinking watered down version of Dick’s Grand Cru. Like I said I really hate being this hard on a local so I think I’ll give it another shot before it leaves the shelves just so I know for sure it was really this bad. BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
Darkier orange with a big dense head. Fresh and lively aroma of hops, lemon and some orange, quite fruity. Tastes hoppy, toasty and lightly spicy with a dry fruity finish. A very nice flavourful Belgian Ale. Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
Orangey-amber with slight haze. Strong, slightly perfumey armoa with passion fruit, mango and coriander. Body is a bit of acidity but is overall sweet and estery. Tropical fruits, cumin, coriander are all beautifully balanced with sweet icing sugar malts. Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Hazy golden color with a fluffy white head. Has a green fruit (melon, apple, grape) feel and a sweetish nose. Somewhat spicy finish. Thanks to my bro-in-law (Ted) for bringing this to me from WA.