mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Draft at brews, pours dark orange with decent off white head. Aroma is very fruity with wine notes and some citrus with a oaky undertone. Taste is very different, nice blends between the ipa flavors and wine and belgian yeast, fruity esters,vinous, lots of oak. Glad i got to try it before it disappeared. peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Tap @ Stone O’Side. Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is light clove and red wine with slight vinuous sour and a dusting of bitter hops. Taste is light grain and clean, dry malt with an interesting yeast character (best I can do in terms of description) with a mix on wine motes and light bitterness. Some herbal notes as well. Different and good. JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Growler. Yellow/orange pour, with a slight haze and a white head. Grainy bread, citrus, wine barrel, grape, heavy use of Stone’s Belgian yeast, a bit peppery, and bitter. Too sweet really, and the yeast is not to my liking. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2013
On tap. Clear orange copper color. Thin off-white head. Doesn’t leave much leave any lace. Head soon fades to nothing. Bigger body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Red wine grape flavors and tannins are pretty noticeable here, pretty fruity stuff. Mild bitter taste, some tangy, lightly tart fruity sweet. Alright, but not really my thing. The components don’t really seem to blend well together. b3shine (8864) - Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good; a transparent orange with white lacing. Smells solid; yeasty and hoppy. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. A solid BIPA.
Lubiere (13898) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
A golden ale with a glow, and a thin lacing white head. In aroma, smooth fruity malt with light spiced notes, discreet hops, nice. In mouth, very belgian malt with grassy hops, citrus notes, alcohol warmth. JaBier (7958) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Pint at the Lizard at Crosswoods. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, caramel and herbs. Malty and herbal flavor with some tannin character and Belgian esters before a piney hop finish. Interesting, but there are a lot of flavors involved and they aren’t all playing nicely together. A little on the messy side, but worth trying. Dogbrick (13006) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2013
On draught at Winking Lizard. The beer is a clear orange color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, floral hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, fruity yeast, pine and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a floral hops aftertaste. Somewhere between a Belgian Blonde and Belgian IPA. Decent overall. pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Aroma:Floral and pine hops, with hints of resin.
Appearance:Clear amber with rich white head.
Taste:Medium sweetness with light sourness
Palate:Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, balanced but minimal finish.
Overall:Nice, well balance beer with some depth. I’m impressed. jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Tap at Lizardville - RR, if this is a beer that pays homage to Orval, I never need to try it.. not that it wasnt a good beer, it was. but it wasnt great and there was so much going on that I couldnt even pick all of it out. Slightly tart and funky with an IPA smell, but again whats the point of taking a white wine aged beer, blending it, then putting it back in red wine barrels?? Tasty but not awe inspiring.