Damico (2213) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2010 On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love poured for me - OH! IO! The ale pours clear golden with a small white head. The aroma, one of my personal favorites this style being, is sweet with notes of wheat, pure and notes of banana to boot. The flavor of a sweet and lightly spicy (even though no spices were added) golden ale lays on top of a pure ale base with a medium slightly bubbly and smooth mouthfeel. Well done from a brewery that doesn’t seem to be very popular.
Nephilium (1222) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight aroma of sweetness and yeast starts this off. The beer pours a clear light amber, with about a finger of white fluffy head. Nice clean flavor, with a bit of light sweetness. Light on the palate, and very easy drinking. I’ll be picking up more of this over the winter season.
ddemmingjr (638) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours clear golden, minimal head. Notes of Belgian sweet yeast, banana, clove. Wheat, thick mouth feel.Finish is astringent, pungent and crisp.not what I was expecting but pretty decent.
after4ever (5739) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Thanks, Mike! Pours a crystal clear dark golden amber. Fizzy head for a second, then fades to absolutely nothing. Could easily be mistaken for a ginger ale. Mild reedy, slightly phenolic nose. Medium body leaning to the watery side. Toasty, nutty, reedy, slighly yeast-spicy mid palate with a mild finish. Quite understated. You hear about a belgian christmas beer and you expect a bit more boldness and contrast in the flavor profile. Very drinkable and perfectly pleasant, just a bit subdued.
pottygok (407) - Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Faint hints of banana and bubblegum, but to the point that I almost had to snort the beer to find it.
Appearance: Pale gold with almost no head.
Taste: Medium sweetness balanced by a medium sourness. The two play off of each other quite well.
Palate: Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: It’s a well balanced and developed beer, but certainly not so outstanding that I’d run out and buy more of them.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine on 12/10/11. Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma of light banana, spice, malty sweetness and pepper. Malty flavor with a bit of banana and some pepper before an herbal and crisp hop finish.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden and crystal clear with mild white head. some fruit to the nose. carbonation and appearance far out of line with style. flavor has some nice citrus fruit notes with apricot. the finish is nice and dry without much residual sweetness before a somewhat acrid finish. overall the beer is rather well fermented, tasting very light and like a 4.5% abv instead of 6.2%, however the flavor is more 3.2%abv. not a bad brew overall
Dogbrick (6859) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew pours a clear pale straw color with a medium fluffy white head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt and yeast along with a touch of spice. Light to medium body with flavors of peppery yeast, malt and a bit of banana. The finish is sweet with a short yeast aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting. I didn’t really get any banana that others spoke of. Flavor was spicy, with high bitterness. Boozy. Oddly, I was quickly reminded of a pilsner. Almost like a pilsner/malt liquor hybrid. Weird. Decent.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think the "no spices added" description is good. We want people to understand the kind of spicy phenolics expressed here as yeast-engendered. Slight pepper and other vague spices, along with a signature sweetness, make this a good attempt at style. If the abv was listed at over 6.5 I would not have bought it. The conditioning in the bottle lacks a little (but it is bottle-conditioned and I have no doubt it could blossom). Sweet flavors, with a lingering smacking on the palate. Some residual sugars obvious. Oily body too. Looks the part in the clear pour.