Well carbonated, though it has settled down a bit in the last five minutes that I spent enjoying the aroma. Still the zesty carbonation provides a frothy, tongue scrubbing texture that helps to keep this beer light. This is despite a sweet fruitiness that reminds me of a mix of sweet plums, raisins and perhaps a touch of caramelized apples as well as the ample, coriander derived, sweet citrus character. The beer dries out a bit in the finish as it has a mix of light alcohol warming, an earthy herbal-spice note and a dusty toasted grain character. The citrus-flavors & residual sweetness seems to create flavors of maraschino cherries somewhere in the middle. This beer is quite light for a beer of this strength and sweetness (though the sweetness is not rich). The finish picks up a fair amount of spicy phenolic notes as the beer warms up a bit; turpene laden notes of clove cardamom and even a touch of pine sap. This remains a fruity (especially a sweet, almost candied citrus or even bergamot note) beer up front, though the sweetness softens up just a bit.
If the coriander was not such a clean, high quality character, I would most certainly say that this beer was over-spiced. As it is though I really like the fresh, rich, citrus zest character that the coriander adds; it is most certainly the dominant contributor to both the nose and flavor though. This beer could certainly be more complex, with more depth to its character, especially with the exaggerated coriander notes, though the coriander might be hiding a really complex beer (though I don't think this is the case here). I wouldn't say this is simplistic though and it is quite tasty and quite drinkable.
Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ