IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Poured golden with a frothy off-white head. Aroma has notes of spicy cinnamon, coriander, and some citrus. Flavor follows with sweetness and spiciness, with notes of cinnamon and coriander, and a touch of citrus. A bit of alcohol also arises in the finish. Didn’t blow me away, but was fairly complex and refreshing. jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2008
2008-07-25. Caramel golden amber body with a modest beige head. Aroma is a melange of spice over light yeast and alcohol. (7+) Spice is quite assertive in the flavour. Sweet caramel tinged based malts underneath, dry, more spicey highlights. Bit of a bite at times. (7+) Smooth average palate. Very interesting, but I think it would be a bit hard to quaff in larger quantities. Bottle from Mabel’s Seattle Trip bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2008
(22oz. bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of cinnamon, coriander, candi sugar, iron, mango, floral, and passion fruit. Flavor of coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, yeast, honey dew, and some citrus in the finish. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle, thanks to bitbucket. grainy dark orange pour. aroma of fruity malt, some perfume. flavor is sweet malt, sugar, perfume, pears, and grassy spices. sort of strange overall, and i don’t like the herbal finish. travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Orangish amber in color with a light white head. Smell is yeast, candi sugar, spices, and some fruits. Taste is sweet, yeasty, fruits, and spices. Decent clean feel.
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Served on tap at Baileys taproom in Portland. Pours a deep mahogany brown with a dissipating brown head. some small specks were floating in the bottom of the imperial pint glass and were glistening off of the street lit interior of the bar. The taste was of plums, raisons, and pumpkins and it all blended together nicely with the subtle carbonation. I loved this beer. Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bomber shared by theisti. Pours a bright, lightly hazy orange with a thin off-white skin. The nose is like an amped-up witbier: orange peel, coriander and perhaps grains of paradise over a solid, pale/lightly bready malt backing. Medium to full-bodied and oily with a spicy, warming finish. The flavor follows the nose with a sweet and spicy finish. A nice beer. Thanks for sharing this with me, Tim. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAY 18, 2008
22oz. bottle by way of theisti. Thanks! Spicy, sweet and floral aroma, fresh and honeyish, full of toasty amber malts and a profound yeast character. Cloudy medium-dark copper color, bottle-conditioned with plenty of sediment, head is fine and off-white in color. Flavor is sweet, spicy, citric and moderately bitter, with a mildly peppery alcohol bite to the finish. Some lingering herbal tones, orange and coriander as well. Mouthfeel is full and smoothly effervescent, body is medium. Interesting stuff. theisti (4176) - Kansas, USA - MAY 18, 2008
22 oz bottle purchased at 99 Bottles in Federal Way, Washington. Pour is mostly clear orange ruby with a thinnish off white head. Some particulate floaties. Aroma of oranges, citrus, honey and some magnolia flower. Taste is sweet orange citrus, with some nice Belgian yeastiness in the finish. A bit grassy in the finish. A hoppy interpretation of a Belgian Ale. Nice. csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2008
22oz bottle. Light fruits, malt, light caramel, spicy, and candi sugar. Big bodied, lots of carbonation. Lots of sweet malt, black pepper, candi sugar, lingering sweetness. Way too sweet for a Belgian style, by my calculation it finished at 1.017.