Bacterial (1617) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stub & Herb’s. Hazy orange with a subtle pink hue pour with just a tiny amount of white head. Straight Belgian nose. Subtle cherry in the taste, working with the spicy Belgian yeast.
chinchill (1955) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served at Appalachian Vinters in Asheville, NC. (from Sept. 2012 notes)
Lightly hazy amber with a medium size, off-white head. Head has moderate retention but leaves some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is nicely fruity with a definite cherry component but other vague fruity notes as well. Likewise, the cherry has a clear presence in the flavor but there are also notes of apricot, banana, and some vague, probably yeasty, fruitiness. Clove in the finish. Bready malt base lies in the background. Lighly sweet upfront, lightly bitter at the finish, with a substantial tartness throughout. Aftertaste is this beer’s weak spot.
M: Medium body and carbonation; lightly dry on the finish.
O: interesting and complex variant of a tripel. The substantial fruitiness makes this seem more like a fruit beer than a tripel.
mikem409 (1491) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours gold yellow thin white head. aroma of slight banana and spice. taste is sweet kind of apple juice and a sweet alcohol bite.
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Old Capital Tavern. Pours clear gold with a hint of pink. Aroma is yeast, malts and fruit. Interesting flavors of malts and yeast. Its a high abv fruit beer honestly. Too much carbonation for me.
eruizgarcia (206) - - OCT 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good sweet beer with a clear cherry aroma. My only problem is out borders on trading like cough syrup. Medium body.
jstraw (1928) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale rose-amber with good, foamy white head / Stylish nose of banana, cherry, and grape / Medium body, somewhat fat and creamy, restrained fruit and mostly dry with nice, bitter finish / Flavors of fresh cherry, grape, and resin with notes of banana / These fruit beers can be over the top, but this is restrained and elegant.
cbfobes (2304) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pig Minds as a guest beer, pours a clear dark orange golden with a thin head and some sticky lacing, the aroma has a good amount of fruit and candy sugar, the flavor is smooth with a lot of cherry in the finish, nice mouthfeel, not bad.
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pizza Luce. Clear gold pour with a small white head. Fruit aroma and taste (cherry, apricot, and grape). Good carbonation. Nice brew.
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Nice fruity cherry sweet base, with light spicy yeast, apricot, and pale malts. Pretty good.
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Bright vlear golden amber color, white head. Aroma of very fruity white wine. Taste is apricot and peach with a bitter finish. Nice stuff.