Hanuta06 (239) - Washington, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at The Beer Junciton.
Aroma: moderate apple aroma.
Appearance: very small, off-white, initial head that disappeared in seconds. Fully diminishing longevity and fair lacing. Tiny body particles, and hazy, dark-amber body.
Taste: moderately sour, cherry-like initial flavor, and heavily sweet, over-ripe fruit-like finish with long duration.
Palate: medium-to-full bodied with oily texture, soft carbonation and lightly alcoholic finish feel.
Overall: a very complex and well-brewed beer, but it was too sweet for my tastes and I wouldn’t drink it again.
nealblind (373) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin disappearing head. Aroma of raisins,yeast, alcohol, bananas. Tastes the same but with a grapey start and a woody progression. Reminds me of brandy. Enough effervescence to avoid being syrupy but still is sweeeeet.
Snortley (14) - , New York, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
First taste is of grapes and plenty sweet, reminiscent even of a grape soda. Flavors of burnt sugar, yeast, vanilla and cinnamon later. Slightly bitter finish. Quite heavy in the mouth. Elements of an abbey ale are there, alright, but overdone.
Blairgus (2183) - California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
24 dec 2012, bottle. Pink/brown. Nose is rather like a dry white wine with some soft fruit, maybe bananas. Tastes very alcoholy, raisins, white grapes, some dry oak. It isn't subtle. It's big and brash and I think a bit juvenile.
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reebtogi (3703) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle pours a light brown color with a small white head that leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild with caramel and yeasty notes. Taste is caramel malty sweet with some spicy hop bitterness and a yeasty dry finish. Medium to heavy body with some nice carbonation. A decent brew but flavors need to be more complex to fit the style better.
ACHops (472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours slightly cloudy orange. Minimal head. Aroma is a hint of fruit and syrupy sweetness. Taste is floral, apple, banana, clove, caramel malt, and funky Belgian finish. Sweetness throughout. Big alcohol that doesn’t hide.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber, frothy beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, dough, malt. Taste is sweet dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Pretty good beer. Alcohol was not overwhelming.
Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mahogany with almost no head. Intensely fruity, plum, raisin, fig. Very sweet, sugary. Plum and pineapple flavors. Very crisp and drinkable. Great, great beer.
beer_wolf (9) - Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2011 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
This ale poured a cloudy dark gold with a thin white head. The aroma was nice and bready as it should be. Silky thick mouth feel, The flavor was sweet and a bit cloying. Overall, a well done Belgian.
michaelinwa (532) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2011 Pours a clear brown color with moderately light carbonation and medium head. Initial taste is lots of plum, and a touch of fig and raisin, maybe a little clove. Fairly complex, interesting, and a beer that I enjoy through the entire bottle. Finishes with a nice tanginess on the back of the tongue that I like about Belgian ales. Warm alcohol is noticeable, but nice. This is cellar worthy for sure. I think it could become quite interesting over time.