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Review by seaoflament on 03/22/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 11 17 4 8 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 1-04-08. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Thanks to scthaden for sending this one through the 1,000 Miles (East/West) BIF.

Pours a golden color. A thick and active head forms almost instantly and settles to about a third of an inch. Tiny little bubbles race in single file lines to the top.

Great aroma of orange, spicy coriander, malt, caramel, and a nice addition of star anise. Very intense sweet orange aroma. Some earthy and yeast aromas as well. Then more tropical fruits like mango, and pineapple; also some apple, tangerine, and hints of dried coconut (crazy, I know).

Tastes very similar to the aroma with intense orange followed by the spices, a bit of lemon, yeast, malt, and a bit of alcohol. A little honey as well.

Well carbonated and fairly clean finish, a few lingering notes of tropical fruits. Fairly easy to drink but the orange peel and star anise do become a bit too much after half a bottle, that’s pretty much my only complaint.

Served In: Tulip