jrodooo5 (1179) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours nicely - murky coppper w/ a big ten head thst leaves some lacing. The aroma has some subtle Belgian spice. The taste is fairly plain until a not so pleasant metallic finish which ruins the softness on the palate up to that point. Certainly not a top notch abbey by any means!
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a small off-white head. Aroma was slightly malty with caramel, yeast, and a hint of banana. Flavor of caramel, raisins, toffee, fruit and banana.
cheap (4483) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
From a bottle, should be rated as a trippel. Twist off cap, sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Looks like a hefe. Somewhat odd metallic aroma. Yes, a somewhat unrefined wanna be beldgian triple, needs some manners. Fer sure it has the beldgy yeast but its a little too forward. Alky is apparent, fer sure, I think its getting my olfactory numb from the start, wew. It should be a strong ale now that I think about it. Yes, that metallic aroma even goes volatile fruit after a while, can’t turn away from it. The taste is warming at first but goes into a processed kindah thing in the middle. There is some co2 in there but the personality kicks the co2 right in the ass. Uniques strong Belgian ale thing smasher upper. Cannot appreciate but if you like strong Belgians, give this a try, you may be happy.
rumproasts (3762) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Strange fishy aroma. Rotting vegetable flavor with some mild Belgian spice. Not impressed at all with this one.
BillWyce (817) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear orange-amber with a 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of banana esters and some honey, maybe a touch of black pepper. Body is medium-to-full and very slightly syrupy. Mild flavor of caramel with some banana and black pepper. Maybe some coriander as it warms.
bigtaster (779) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours foggy orange brown color with a small off-white head. Nose is candy oranges, vanilla, dried apricot, caramel. Medium plus carbonation, medium body, slightly oily. Medium sweetness from start to finish, no preceptible bitterness. No complexity.
Travlr (15111) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at Sedona. Murky brown color, light tan head, not an attractive beer. Aroma of medicinal caramel. Taste is spiced, earthy, muddled, boozy.
superspak (3227) - Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 3/7/2014. Pours lightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, plum, pear, apple, banana, clove, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and solid balance of big fruity/earthy/spicy yeast and light-moderate dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, plum, pear, apple, banana, clove, bubblegum, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, apple, banana, clove, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, bubblegum, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Good complexity and solid balance of fruity/earthy/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with a big yeast flavor presence over malt, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this was a very solid dubbel style. Good complexity and solid balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. The yeast definitely dominated the flavors and it needed more malt presence; but it was nicely enjoyable.
obguthr (4432) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apple and pear nose. Hazy amber, thick head. Pears, bananas, and cherries, nice balance. Hay on the back of the palate. Light body, very mild fusel alcohol. Quaffable, despite the higher alcohol content.
solidfunk (4981) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little oaky. Pours brown with ok head and lacing. Light floral notes with some basement musk, resin. Some raisin. Tap at some bar.