esjaygee (3903) - 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.
flatmatt (1395) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dragonmead. Pours deep, clear amber with a white head. Sweet red grape and caramel aroma, yeastiness. Sugary red and green grape flavor. Pretty nice.
Petkus331 (386) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An aroma of banana and dark bread. Appearence is clear gold, with minor white fizz and minor lace. Taste is a blalanced sweetness and bitterness of honey, banana, and malt. Palate is a little creamy and a little fizzy, very nice. Overall, very nice!
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2014 Tap: burnt orange-ish, amber body, not as mahogany as I’d expect from a dubbel... Hazy with a small, off white layer of foam on top. Aroma is full force Belgian yeast; bubblegum, light clove, fruity banana esters, along with some dark plum & raisin notes. Faint caramel & residual sugar in the periphery. Flavor is similar with notes of yeast, caramel, bubblegum, banana, plum, Candi sugar, raisin, & a slightly medicinal, phenol alcohol character. Decent dubbel from Dragonmead, though nothing particularly special about it.
chucklemation (1203) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown ale. Has a sweet yeast aroma and an even sweeter flavor - a little too sickly sweet. There’s also a hint of bitterness to add some complexity, so overall it is okay.
Sammy (10660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Very sweet and yeasty. So-so drinkability. Slightly above average mouthfeel.
firstsip (720) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Solid Belgian, as usual for Dragonmead. Good yeast, banana and clove. Well balanced, and lacking any boozy flavor. Odd touch of malty caramel.
hopscotch (10532) - 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 (2312) - 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 (6496) - 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.