Headbanger (2862) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle Brewed 1/06- A Malty aroma and fruity smell with a dark amber with an off white head. A medium sweetness and body. Not very much Belgian taste so I wouldn’t qualify as a Belgian style. Lacks taste and character.
Kevin (2028) - Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled jan of 06 drank may of 06 after a day in which I had to resign myself to the worst customers at one table while having to deal with foreign objects in soup at another table leading to the repeated punching of an inanimate object. Now I am dealing with the prospect of having broken my right hand for the third time in 2 years, but I think it is not that bad, but I have this beer, and it looks nice, sparkling ruby with a lacing vanilla head. Yeasty banana nose with a heavy dose of plums. I’m enjoying the creamy banana and dark fruit flavor and staring at the misshapen thing at the end of my right arm, it looks like I have one big knuckle, and makes typing an adventure. Very much tastes like a dunkleweizen. The finish is a bit bland after what originally hit my taste buds, just a bit of toffee is all that really comes out. Banana and the spicy yeast are the main players and they play together well, now I just need to stop taking shit so seriously and enjoy life more, and beer like this helps.
Ap-4 ar- 7 tas-7 pal-3 ov-16
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent copper bronze with a thin off-white head. Aroma of toasty crystal malt with some earthy noble hoppiness, ginger, and mild Belgian yeast. Body starts with a semi-sweet toasty caramel maltiness, some mild noble hoppy balance and a mildly sweet finish. Could be slightly more authentic.
Oycpff (93) - USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark copper/amber color with thin head. Fruity aroma i cant quite distinguish. Decent balance of Hoppiness and malt but not sure if it quite qualifies as a belgian
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in color with a small tight head. Aroma is faint with sweet malt and fruit being the easiest to detect, there is also the hint of flowers. Flavor is all malt, with not much else. This does not seem very "Belgiany" to me. Overall drinkable but bland and lacks charecter.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear dark copper color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of plastic, malt and fruity notes of apricot. The flavor consisted of toasty caramel with some more fruit carried over from the aroma. Dull mouthfeel and kind of bland.
smoosh (534) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - amber body with one finger’s head of beige foam. A very nice aroma. Both sweet and spicy. Quite spicy with a malt background showing itself. Medium bodied. Overall, I could not drink a lot of it, but it is pretty good.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean amber with a great red-orange tone, see through pour with a small creamy head. Has a nice spicy hop aroma with a sweet spiced character. Flavor has some great fruit parts, bananna and apricot being identifiable. There are also nice malts, they are somewhat sticky, and some spicy hops blending with a decent sweet finish.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 Pours a beautiful clear body that ranges in color from dark golden to a brilliant reddish-orange . The brew is protected by a resiliant thin tan head which recedes leaving a veil of Belgian lace. Aroma of toasted malts, honey, and phenolic notes of clove and bubble gum.
Taste is sweet and yeasty, but rather one dimensional. Notes of apricots, honey, sweet caramel and toasted malts. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation. This wasn’t bad, it’s quite drinkable.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at brewpub. Pours ruby, dark brown with no head. Fruity hop (berries) and wheat yeast, malt aroma, somewhat spicy. Fizzy caramel medium roasted malt with berries throughout and a yeast finish. Medium bodied and thin palate.