Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin frothy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of caramel, bread, lemon, herbal and floral notes, bubblegum. The taste is bread, bubblegum, lemon, spice, citrus. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Borders on medicinal but doesn’t quite get there.
evergreen0199 (2070) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Rake, Borough Market, London. A hazy golden coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Sweet, malty, spice aroma. Tastes quite Belgian, sweet, spice, banana, lemon, malty, some vanilla. Really nice Belgian style ale from Brooklyn.
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, candi sugar, some Belgian spiciness, light candied orange. Taste is just what the nose says it’ll be. Medium body, some stickiness.
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
GABF 2013. Pours a bit hazy golden orange appearance with a thin white head. Fairly spicy, lemon zesty, twangy wheat aroma. Weirdly strong banana flavor with some vanilla, bubblegum, and spices.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Pours a straw yellow, finger of head. Aroma is brilliant: up close, it’s banana, clove, honey, toffee, classic Tripel. At a bit more of a distance, the vapours smell like incense sticks! Taste is great as well - soft toffee, banana, clove, a little bit of orange, cinnamon (almost apple pie), plenty more spice. Long finish, very nicely balanced: not too cloying, bitterness doesn’t overcompensate. Lovely stuff, really nice.
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed golden ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, classic fruity malt with banana, cloves, coriander, very perfumy and nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with banana, berries, coriander and curacao, alcohol warmth, well done. On tap at Brooklyn Pour 2013.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rusty Amber pour with a thin off white head. Nose is bubble gum with some yeast. A bit too sweet already. taste is bubblegum, hay, some wheat. A bit too sweet in the back and unbalanced.
closey22 (923) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange amber with rimming offwhite head; smoky fruit aroma some hints of perfumy funky yeasty niceness; Flava is rich malty fruity yeasty grainy complexness Belgian sugary yeastiness and hints of hops; feels light medium and fizzy; finishes dry yet sweet almost like a cigar lingering on the tongue with good memories
kidmartinek (3720) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick golden with no foam. Ripe apricot aroma. Thick yeasty belgian taste. Nice belgian but too thick to repeat.
queenholly (2987) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Three Fires. Banana, clove, bubblegum, and bready honey malt aroma. Slightlky hazed honey gold with a small white head. Banana, strong spicy clove, bubblegum, and honey (as it warmed) flavor. Medium body, lively carbonation. Very nice.