esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dragonmead Brewpub. Amber with faint remnants of a head. Aroma is fruity with caramel, yeast and mild breadiness. Taste of dark fruit, caramel, yeast, mild esters and a dry finish. Sweet and drinkable.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro… RBSG 2010… Clear amber ale with orange highlights and a quickly dissipating head. The nose offers esters of banana and pink bubblegum alongside a clove-like phenol and malty notes of toffee, biscuit and caramel. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. The flavor is spicy-phenolic and sweet… almost to the point of being cloying. As with the finish of many of Dragonmead’s beers, there is no grand finale, per se… just a slow, sweet fade.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber body. banana nose with added nuts, sugary malts. very hefe like. massive banana flavor with big complementary clove. slight yeasty finish
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours clear red with a thin beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, candi sugar, banana and clove. Flavor is straight up banana. Not for me.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap at DragonFest 2009. Honestly, this stuff wasn’t that great. And to be frank once more, I’ve never really had anything from this brewery that really blew me away. This poured a darker amber, with small head. The aroma was subtle, as was the flavor. I wouldn’t even call this a dubbel, despite it’s ABV.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at the brewery. It poured a dark amber color with a very small white head. It had a very sweet aroma, malty, sugar, my friend said it smelled like bubblegum. It tasted great. I am a Belgian fan, and though it wasn’t exactly a big Belgian like I enjoy, it had a great mouthfeel - lightly carbonated with a medium body. I would have this again.
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Dragonmead 3-13-09. Poured dark amber. Smelled of sweet malt, flowers, and dark fruit. Tasted of fried brown sugar, dark fruit, maple, butter, raisins, and honey. Way too sweet.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber pour with thin lacing. Aroma is plum, slight ester, spice and some bit of light fruit, maybe watermelon? Bubblegum flavor with banana,spice, orange rind and a bad vegetal finish. Sticky medium body with prickly carbonation.
hopdog (7657) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler filled 3 days prior. Poured a deep and cloudy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, and a little nutty. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, and toffee.
TomDecapolis (4222) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lightly hazy amber with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nuts and malty sweetness. Flavor of dark fruits, toffee, nuts, Belgian yeast and some spices.