DSG (14838) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 28, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Re-rate 2/2/13: Bottle sample at a Stone Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks beerandbeyond. Hazy deep orange. Aroma of honey, caramel, fruits, some oxidation, chocolate notes and some spicy notes. Sweetish flavor of honey, fruits, caramel, a bit of spiciness and some oxidation. Light to medium-bodied. So-so. 6/3/5/2/11=2.7
jzzbassman (1634) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Shachar. Hazy orange with a white head. Really spicy aroma with some malty notes and fruits. Spicy flavor with lots of vanilla, fruits and some piney hops. Medium-bodied. 5/3/5/3/10=2.6
I really wanted to like this more, but I couldn’t get past this medicinal/ jello flavor. Starts very bright citrus, and then gives way to an aftertaste that reminds me of fruit "flavored" candies. The banana is quite a bit to me, with a band-aid hit. Smells really nice, and for fans of the hefe flavors I’m sure quite nice.
At least it isn’t boring, and well worth a try, even if not my cup of tea. ALLOVATE (3015) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2006
Quick thankyou to Kook for lobbing this one back from the U.S., amongst others. Served up at backyard patio temperature at a small tasting here in Perth. Sledutah (7559) - Utah, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Sunny orange-gold with a bad case of the ’sea-monkeys’. Good, solid, creamy white head formed that held and laced well. ’Ajax’ and bleach singed the nostrils first before a burst of concentrated orange and lemon juice attacked what was left. A plastic, yeasty, solventy and woody, nutty palate prevailed in the mouth not quite coming together. Is this supposed to taste so chemical, I doubt it!. It is extremely dry but heavily draped in acidic citrus fruits, very bitter on the peak of the swallow and yeasty into it. Body is smooth, not big but viscous in a way it overstayed its welcome. I really need to try this one again, it doesn’t quite work at all. (1 pint, 6 Fl.Oz, age unknown)
22oz bottle shared by Doug DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Appearance: Clear golden with a big white head and some lacing
Aroma of caramel and herbal. Taste was caramel, herbal and mint. Past it’s prime, footbalmed.
Sample from a 22oz bottle. Clear yellow orange gold color. Minimal khaki head. Some orange citrus floral nose. Kind of bigger body. Lighter but kind of pronounced carbonation. Light sour, mild bitter taste. Yeasty, bit medicinal? Not digging it
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Bought this one off the shelf over christmas, and it was sadly oxidy badly, it had a bit of a belgiany flavour, but overall it was difficult to drink, it was a drank pour too much oxy. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ RG 21. Caramel with floaters. Smells syrupy and molassesy. Tastes a little off at this point. Light;y bitter. Sigmund (7537) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2005
Bottle, RBESG 2005 Grand Tasting. Strong aroma, verging on the unpleasant, with notes of oak, brown sugar, lime and molasses. Flavour is oaky, alcoholic and too sweet, with notes of lime and lemongrass in the background. Not a love affair for me this one. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle consumed july 2011. Sweet doughy caramel. Oxidized cardboard sherry. Breads sweet medicinal wheat and spices. Come on stone. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Served in a Stone Vertical Epic glass. Dry and bready. Medium body. A touch of yeast spice, but mostly just taste like bread. Meh.