Profile of OrvalPlease
Profile of OrvalPlease
From Orland Park, IL, United States
Last seen drinking Nothing!
I'm boring but my beers aren't.
Dieu Du Ciel Route des Épices (Spice Route)
rated 3.5 9 years ago
Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7
Was really interested in trying out peppercorn flavoring in a brew. Had tried one other brand in the past and had difficulty picking out the aroma and flavor. That is not the case with this beer - the aroma is definitely all pepper, all day (not in a bad way). Amber coloring with a full tan head. Some malt cuts through the pepper flavoring, but the pepper is the main focus. I think this flavor is great, but this beer in particular needed to integrate it into the brew a bit more. Almost had the feel of something like a Cave Creek Chili beer where all you get is hot peppers. This beer is not nearly as flawed as Cave Creek, I just wanted it to be so much better.
The Bruery 5 Golden Rings
rated 4.0 10 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8
Gold coloring with stong aroma on opening. Spent the immediate moments getting acquainted with the pineapple notes in the nose and opening - something I hadn't seen in a brew before. Sticky mouthfeel and towards the end of the bottle the sweetness did seem to be a bit much - otherwise this could have become a regular habit for me. Alcohol presence is there and helped to cut the sweetness a bit. Nice hop presence as well. 2nd beer I have had from these guys and will definitely try out a third.
The Bruery Rugbrød
rated 4.3 10 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9
I am a sucker for just about any rye beer, so figured what the heck. As I read the label a bit closer I realized this was Danish-inspired and, better yet, based on their Julebryg-style brews. I spent a good bit of time in Copenhagen and learned to love their Easter and Christmas styles. Heavy dark coloring and head - robust head. Rich, bready aroma and big fruit in the nose. Cherry notes in the flavor, a nice muddle of malt, fruit and a hint of spices - reminded me of a fruitcake. Perhaps it was the rye, perhaps it was the sentiment for time spent in Copenhagen, but I loved this beer and will definitely keep buying. Glad to see it's a year round item.
Chatoe Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale
rated 4.2 10 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9
I have always been a big fan or Rogue and also look forward to the fall season and influx of obligatory pumpkin ales. Was glad to see an entry from Rogue! Reddish amber coloring and a nice white head. Hoppy, pumpkin aroma on the pour with notes of pumpkin pie spice. Glad to see the hops carry into the flavoring as most pumpkin brews are far too sweet as a rule. The bitterness does a great job balancing the sweetness of the pumpkin and spice.
Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale
rated 3.8 10 years ago
Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8
Big maple aroma on opening. Pours a nice amber color with a shortish head. Was very interested in the bacon and frankly didn't get a strong sense of it in the nose or aroma - much more of the maple. Flavor was maple-sweet with some hop and a smokey, medicinal note that was not unpleasant - just a bit unexpected. Smokiness was muted - not anything like a rauch. Overall this beer worked for me - though I wish it had a bit more of the bacon flavoring.