Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2007
A fantastically nutty beer with a strong aroma of hazelnuts, peat, and fruit. Pours with a distinctive head. Is lightly carbonated, but not disruptive to the overall flow of the beer. Would do very well as an aperatif! Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours amber with a nice fluffy white head. Smells of dry pilsner malt, some peppery splashes, some hints of citrus, residual sugar, spice. Tastes dry and citrussy with a very palatable malty body. Uglyradio (790) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Cloudy amber pour with a big lasting head...Big sweet aroma with malts and hints of orange, yeast, and caramel...Medium body with crisp carbonation...Dry finish...Mildly sweet flavor with a touch of spice and yeast... dreamflower (793) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Aroma is sweet wheat, Shimery head, which behave unusually creating a circle in the middle of my glass. Orange glow appearance. Sparkling palate. Taste is bittersweet, just a touch of bitterness, suggestion of clove. I love this beer a lot. xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Medium pour in a tulip glass
Recent brewing, corked out 12/06
Poured a murky light brown, with amber highlights, with an average fizzy somewhat diminishing off-white head.
Smelt of strong sweet oranges, bananas, tutti frutti, and cloves, with light vanilla and buttered toffee.
Taste was upfront bittersweet strong cloves, ginger and other spices, mushroomy yeast and sweet bread pudding followed by more of the same, with an accentuated bitter and pungent tastes, on a long finish. Palate was medium to full bodied, softly carbonated, although a bit prickling at times, creamy, moderately astrigent and lightly alcoholic.
Overall, the taste of cloves is fantastic here: prominent, but not overbearing on the other qualities of the beer. Excellent overall, but I’m a huge cloves fan.
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2007
750ml bottle yields a gorgeous dull amber haze with an enourmous 3" head, purely complimentary. fresh aromas of nutmeg, clove, cinnamon are followed by lymon and orange peel goodness. also notable hops in the aroma that manage to carry over onto the mid-palate. there’s a strong burnt citrus flavor here that is rather appetizing. my palate is actually overwhelmed with complexity here, and i still have another pint glass to enjoy. the caramel/butterscotch hits the back-palate, while spice rules the front and the mouthfeel. i highly recommend this to anyone who hasn’t tried it.