krumbum (1099) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mostly clear amber with a light lasting head. Ligh hop grain smell. Malt forward but thin and crisp. A light hop bitter. mouth left with a light sweet grain coating.
Travlr (23314) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source. Hazy golden amber color, bright white head. Aroma of dusty and peppery hay. Taste is powdery straw, subtle cocoa, dust. Delicious.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My second 750ml of this, I drank the first one fast with friends and liked it but didn’t get a good enough grip to rate it, so here we are. I’ve seen this style pour light to amber and in the commons case it pours a deep orange with a white head. The color definitely has a nice glow to it. The delicate aroma of this beer my be my favorite aspect; honey apricot, sugar, bread, and grains. Thin to medium body, sweet and malty, fruity, food friendly, a very enjoyable beer.
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy golden, w/ white head. Floral honey nose. Light herbal noble hop presence, bready/doughy/biscuity malts. Pretty darn nice!
douglas88 (8817) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium white head. A sweet grainy nose, some berries. The flavor is crisp, earthy malts, pretty sweet, dry leaves, berries, toffee, some dust. Very drinkable. Solid beer.
shoulderbroken (4116) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Sweet, strawberry, dry, fruity, pretty nice. Grainy. Belgian yeastiness.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Orchard fruit aroma. Notes of apple, citrus, and a light hoppiness. Has a sweet finish.
Ontape (471) - Valley Village, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It’s rare I hit this style since I’m not a huge malt-forward drinker, so take this (like anything I say ever) with a fat grain of salt. No shade though! This is good. Pours a hazy orange. Deep, rich malt aroma. Grains and nuts and cereal, plus caramel and just a touch of hops (don’t know the date but this isn’t new... These haven’t been on the shelves for months). Drinks balanced, lively and clean. This is clearly well-made and made me more interested in malty beers. Unexpected complexity. Surprised how much I enjoy this but shouldn’t be granted the pedigree, Flemish Kiss was a fave this summer (tho it’s gone baby gone here).
djd07 (13480) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Commons. Pours a dark orange with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is orange peel, yeast, spice. Medium mouth, strong orange zest, light spice, dry finish, very good.
BeerandBlues2 (12754) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy deep copper with a huge, rocky off-white head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy earthy toast and caramel malt, medium-light earthy and spicy hops, subtle cracker and biscuit malt underneath. Flavor is heavy toast and caramel malt, medium-light earthy and spicy hops and bitterness, yeast spices of black pepper and nutmeg with a lingering biscuit malt sweetness. Medium body and moderate carbonation, light alcohol warmth.