The beer pours a dark and dirty apricot in color, dark amber, a touch hazy. There is a short head of white foam, not long-lasting. The aroma is bright, tangy, fruity, but with some underlying sweetness. The taste follows the aromas, hitting the same notes, a little more sweetness in the flavor. There is a woody note as well, and a touch of a flavor and feel that is like artificial sweetener (the candi sugar?). The beer drinks smooth, with a tingling of carbonation. The body has just a hint of being too watery for its large flavor and alcohol level. It is nicely warming, but not boozy.