JorisPPattyn (7307) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small, yellowish head, soon gone over hazy orange-amber beer, with slow but present carbonation. End of bottle full of mini-UFO’s. Solvent (volatile), unripe grapes, garden herbs and orangepeel aromas. More orangezeste, bitterish-sweet. Impression of aromahops, but a bit (too) discreet. Hard cakes and a bit of toffeeflavour, if certainly not syrupy nor too sweet. Warming up, one can really taste the rye. Bit sharpish, bit burning MF; medium bodied, very slick like other grains feel. Not that curious, but certainly far from bad. Might benefit from a tad more generous hoppresence. I hope that David did trademark the name, as with the present alerevolution in the north of Spain, somebody is bound to come with the same idea...
drpimento (1936) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow, I don’t know where all these other reviews are coming from. I personally get a nice average ordinary malty strong beer. Poured with a fizzy, cream colored head and no lace. Color is a clear orange amber. Aroma is malt and bananas. Flavor is like aroma with some alcohol in there and on the sweet side. Body is full and carbonation is decent. Finish is like flavor and fairly short except for the alcohol.
bluemooner (554) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Brown pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma is hops, grain, and rye. Flavor is grainy with rye, yeast, hops, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit, toffee, and pepper. Medium bodied with medium carbonation warming alcohol. Complex and quite tasty.
BVery (4249) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rich orange pour with a small white head. Belgian yeast and rye on the nose. Tastes kind of like a tripel - caramel, yeast....yummy.
satan165 (1008) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma contains notes of abbey dubbel like pit fruits and raisins, big dose of yeast and hint of belgian spice. yeast morphs from dry belgian to hints of fruity weizen. nutty dopplebock booze begins to breathe, enormous amount of elements before the flavor is even sampled. appearance is dark shade of polished ruby, perfect ring of foam attached to floating island. flavor is spicy upfront with more layers of pit fruits and raisins, rum soaked poundcake is boozy but sweet and so enjoyable and satisfying. mouthfeel is super soft and foamy beyond the carb within. amazing beer!
CheersMate (1292) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from my brother. Nice fluffy head at first, but it seems to be fading away rather quickly. Translucent and brown body. Nice looking beer, but I haven’t had too many specialty grains to really know the difference. Smell is of rye, some hints of Belgian yeast, and sugar. There are also some dark fruits kicking around in there as well i.e., mainly grapes. Hint of rye in the flavor, but it doesn’t really stand out that much. The beer has a lovely texture. Sugar, grapes, Belgian yeast, and a little rye constitute a decent beer. Nothing really standing out, but a fine beer that I wouldn’t mind having more of.
tennisjoel (1138) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt rich brew. Brown in color with a quickly diminishing head. Aromas of brown sugar, vanilla, cereal grains. Some rye noticed, but very faint. Interesting brew. The sugar is maybe a little strong, which the only complaint I can register with this brew. I recall tasting a few Dave’s Brewfarm beers at Autumn brew Review last year, and all of them were pretty unique and interesting, including this one. Interesting that this is labeled under the specialty grain style...I would have guessed it has more in common with a belgian ale.
portableparty (1596) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle to pint glass. Aroma is bread and malty. Appearance is cloudy with particals and a creamy tight head, which leaves a solid film. Taste is creamy spice, pepper and I get rye and a little wheat as well. Palate is medium and crisp which maybe a little hot (alcohol) and finishes dry.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled version. Dusty peach-brown with a thin tan head and nominal lacing. Aroma is sweet and grainy up front with some fruit yeast and hops behind it. Some vanilla, pepper, rye and dark fruit sneak in behind it. Color me a bit confused on the flavors. Dark fruit is there from box to wire and the rye seems to come through with every other sip, though I notice it more as it warms. A heavy toffee sweetness and candi(like) brown sugar take over and some breadiness and yeast contribute too. A pleasant surprise.
jake65 (2316) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy, leathery brown color with a multitude of suspended particles. Creamy beige head. Nose is fruity, yeast, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Tastes sweeter than the aroam would suggest... Yeast, florals, candied sugars, some vinous bits, and cloves. Gets lightly dry in the finish.