TomDecapolis (4231) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Hatchy for sharing this growler. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with an average off white head. Aroma of banana, Chouffe yeast, spicy, peppery, maybe some of the Thyme and malty sweetness. Flavor had a light hop bitterness, banana, clove, various spices and some tartness. Decent but I think I was expecting more from this Chouffe meets Brooklyn combo.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at WAH. Cloudy yellow/ orange/brown color with a moderate head. Typical banana bread and spice Belgian ale aroma, with some mild cheesy yeast coming through later on. Semi-sweet cakey malt flavor with banana, spice and pepper. The spice-pepper characteristic is a little unusual--like allspice or even curry. Maybe it’s the Spanish thyme, but what do I know? A bit of raw sugar sweetness and some lemony tartness on the finish. Medium bodied, generally smooth palate with very fine carbonation. Generally not one of my go-to styles, but an enjoyable glass.
notalush (4208) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Mugs Belgian Blast - cloudy brownish pour, with an enormous head - semi-musty/cobweb/damp earth aroma, with some peppery hints and earthy, stale hops - semi-dry, with only a tiny bit of the candi sugar coming through - the thyme is there, but not very evident - the flavor is a bit odd, it has the biscuity malt profile and stale hop character of an english bitter, coupled with the belgian-esque qualities - it doesn’t really come together well, IMHO.