esjaygee (3844) - 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.
chucklemation (161) - Pontiac, 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 (7719) - 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 (171) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid Belgian, as usual for Dragonmead. Good yeast, banana and clove. Well balanced, and lacking any boozy flavor.
hopscotch (8370) - 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 (4332) - 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.