Thanks to BigLove for the chance to try this as part of BCG BIF.
Well, the problem here is that the reputation goes before it. Here’s my take.
Lovely deep orange color, small head and some lacing but not quite as good as I was expecting, nor as I had been led to believe.
Aroma is very, very heavy on the floral hops – it’s almost like a bathroom cleaner – it teeters on the edge of great and very “iffy”. I didn’t like it much.
Taste is predominantly sweet. I was surprised because I was expecting hops to dominate but by far the main event in the mouth is a cloying, syrupy sweetness. In that respect I think this fails somewhat. It’s funny because I love sweet beers, but I was shocked by the dominance of the sweetness ahead of the hops in terms of the taste.
Slight burn on the way down, and, guess what? A sweetness in the aftertaste!
Drinkability is not great. Not bad, but I fail to see this brew as a stunning beer.