Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well the beer is brown. Light shines through and it is not cloudy. The head is pretty big. this beer has a pretty notable prune aroma that compliments elements of chocolate and almond toast well. The fruitiness of this one is pretty strong on first taste. Orange peel and prune. This gives way to a chocolatey caramel sweetness. I’m digging it.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy caramel which looked down right divine back lit by candle at the Blind Tiger. The flavor is bold and sweet without being imposing. Additionally, there is a flavor that I used to think was exclusive to beers actually from Belgium. Granted, they did use some Beligan products, but never have I tasted this blend of spice, pine and caramel before. Excellent brew from Brooklyn Brewery.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a lightly hazed amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was mildly fruity (banana and apple) with a light tartness. Some brown sugar notes. The flavor matched the aroma and was nice but thin and short. Overall it was nice so I will try it again from the bottle this time.
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at Blind Tiger (NY)
Appearance: Clear amber brown with medium light – fine creamy top 3+
Nose : Wheat grain with brown malts, spicy black pepper like finish.7-
Flavor/Palate : Medium light bodied with short carbo burst , middle was surprisingly shallow. Caramel malty sides with spiced typical to Belgian ales accents. Its lightness contribute do its decent drink ability.
Maverick34 (2914) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, of course. Pours a somewhat darkish amber, tastes like a sweet and delicous brown ale with plums and raisins and delicousness.
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Barleys, Asheville. Pours a deep slightly cloudy brown with compact tannish head. Nose very full of bubblegum with some banana esters, rather sweet on the palate with some dark fruity characters, finishes with slight straw hop character. A noble experiment, but probably not one to try again.
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Belgian Room. As I let the dubbel style ale warm up, I inhaled the malty aroma that was explained a lot later with the first taste. It was a little lighter than I had expected and it was very sweet on the end with a molasses and sugar. I found it easy to drink and went on to round two without much thought as I liked the lightness of it.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 On draft at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a murky reddish brown. Nice tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is bubble gum, clove, some banana. Flavor is soft malt, banana. Alcohol isn’t overwhelming. A surprisingly light drink. Smooth finish. Enjoyable.
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by JoeMcPhee. Poured light amber/brown with no head. Aroma was predominantly banana and bubble gum. This one was screaming weizenbock, though evidently it’s not. Taste is much the same as the aroma, very wheaty and somewhat boozy. Finishes yeasty with slight alcohol warming. Decent brew.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Hotshotz - Aroma of sweet caramel, bubblegum, toasted malts and a touch of spice. Pours transparent brown with a small lasting head and great lacing. Flavor has some raisin in addition to the yeast spice and sweet caramelized syrup. Palate is sticky and even a little dry. Not a bad brew.