Panty Peeler - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Bmoyer0301:
3.93/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Tonight I reached for a new glass in my collection, a super cool Westmalle Belgian goblet that was made just for these styled ales. It has all different kinds of leafs and designs cut into the very thick glass which just adds to the overall beauty and always delivers a nice thick head. Before I pull off the cap I inspected the label for a few seconds and really got a nice laugh at the cartoon woman throwing her underwear in the air while riding a reindeer. Continuing on, I pulled the cap off the bomber and was greeted with a generous amount of hissing and carbonation which is great for this style of beer. On the pour I decided to tilt the large chalice making sure to not over flow it with head. When I was done, there was a thin half finger thick bone white head that dissipated very quickly to almost nothing after a few minutes. When I hold the chalice up to the light a beautiful deep golden slightly hazy orange colored ale glimmers in the light. This really reminds me of fresh orange blossom honey minus the thickness of course. On a quick check the viscosity appears to be pretty light and only leave a little bit of lacing on the walls.
Right off the start there is a huge waft of honey, lemons, and citrus peels wrapped around some spicy undertones. The Belgian yeast is working wonders here, lots of other grassy earthy aromas that play on the initial sweetness and round it out well. Very slight to no hop presence maybe something that resembles moss but nothing much. In the finish there is a touch peaches and slight warming alcohol that gives a final zing that I really like.
Just as great as the aroma! Full flavored fruit and sweetness are the main act here. Almost taste like I am eating those peach ring candies that were soaked in white grape juice. Once you cut through all the sugars, the spice follows up with faint black pepper and coriander zest that ups the complexity one more notch. Yeasty phenolic green apples, some tartness, and white wine round of the middle with just a touch of heat alcohol which is pleasant and warming. In the finish a floral taste is poking though which is almost perfumy but not off putting, just a strange warming delicious finish.
Overall this was a killer beer to give a try and I was ecstatic to get a few various Midnight Sun beers in my recent trade. Compared to other styles I feel like this was a little sweeter but still very delicious and very drinkable. As I am wrapping the bottle up now it just drinks so smooth and I could definitely enjoy another one real soon. If you are fortunate enough to have these beers in your area be sure to grab this one and give it a shot because it is very good and I feel like all kinds of beer drinkers will enjoy this one.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2011 18:59:24 | More by Bmoyer0301
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3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
The color is pretty close to authentic Belgians, but a bit more orange. Not clear, a bit cloudy, the color isn't bad, but this beer is seriously lacking in head. There's almost none even with a vigorous pour and the little bit that's there has no retention. Each swirl leaves a light spotty lace.
It's got an Earthy scent, and both the coriander and orange peel are well represented. I can't pick up any malt presence and Belgian yeast is not there, at least in the smell.
The taste is where everything comes together. The coriander and orange meld perfectly with the candied sugar and yeast to give a really pleasant taste that would quench my dessert fetish.
Easy on the palate, it's got a citrusy sweetness that never goes overboard. The sweet and acid play nicely with the funky yeast strain. Reasonably high ABV is well hidden behind all the other stuff going on. There's more carbonation in the finish as it closes with a slight burn and some faint heat and bitterness lasting til the next sip.
It's a nice treat overall. There are some rough edges that need to be smoothed a bit, but aside from the look and smell, it's a nice facsimile of a real Belgian.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 04:20:18 | More by RickS95
3.98/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a beautiful hazed orange color with a cantalope melon hue. Just wonderful to look at. Not a whole lot of lace from my lazy pour and it fell fast to a thin ring. Nose is vivacious and has plenty of exotic tropical fruit. Sweet and juicy. There's a touch of malt that hints at bread and offers just a light sweetness on the nose. No alcohol on the nose, but a nice bit of earthy coriander. The scent of orange is deep within the beer and there is an all around orange fruitiness.
Taste is wonderful. This beer offers a tremendous fruit sweetness with lush and heady tropical fruits and an all around orange flavor too. The malt suggests bread but does not become too heavy or too bready. Wonderful mouthfeel on this that is due to that malt. The coriander is earthy and lends a depth. There is a nice yeast dryness that takes the mid palate just as you are begining to swoon from all that wild tropical flavor. Then it finishes with a sweet and warming alcohol that has a spice and pepper of it's own. A lingering fruity aftertaste.
This beer is a delight!
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2014 20:53:00 | More by utopiajane
Panty Peeler from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.