hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Murky orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Spicy, fruity nose with notes of clove and banana. Sweet, spicy, alcoholic flavor. A bit of balance provided by the alcohol and hops. Full-bodied and a touch oily with medium carbonation. Sweet, alcoholic, drying finish.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy oragne/amber, thin white head consisting of very fine bubbles/ Sweet smelling, yeast, bread, thick fruits (bananas, ugli, less sweet melon), very slight hops, all which hide the alcohol very well. Smooth malts, oranges, peaches, sugar, hoppy finish. Decent lacing.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best out there for this brewery. pours a cloudy peach color with white head. Scents are very caramel as are taste. very smooth and mellow but with a defined flavor
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden amber brew with a ring of white head.Nose is really nice here with a luscious fruity yeast aroma that ismsweet and wonderful.Yeah,I sure get the cloves from this making it aromatic and fruity.Spicey and fruity.This is a damn fine brew.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2005 Tap Ashleys Ann Arbor: Wow is what came to mind when sipping on the dark ruby liquid. My snifter wasn’t full for long. The notes of banana and clove draw you instantly to sip more and more. A slightly bitter note hits you somehwere along the way, small hop aroma. Very sugary, very good.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber color. Small white head. Aroma is spicy, with a classic Belgian "twang". Very mellow fruit. Flavor is incredible, tons of fruit and flora aroma comes out. Very nice. I’m not a huge fan of the style, but this one sticks out as one of the more flavorful and enjoyable versions to my palate! Thanks to BBB63 for this one!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber color with a small off white head. Fruity yeasty aroma with a predominately banana nose. Flavors of banana, lemon, and spice. Long spicy finish with some alocohol present as well. Medium body.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to styles: Totally clear, bright orange-amber with a small white head. Light aroma of banana, yeast, phenols, band aid, and a faint hint of alcohol. Taste is ripe banana, mild clove, yeast, spice, citrus, sugary malts, with just a hint of tartness. Finishes medium dry with some mild hops, grass, and sweet grains. Light to medium bodied.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Cornboy for the sample. To me, this has the what I am now calling "12 oz tripel" flavor and character. Golden with a white head and even carbonation. Aroma is somewhat fruity but lacking in the characters that a good properly carbonated tripel has. Very malty flavor and decent, with a very smooth palate, yet there is something missing here to make it top notch. Perhaps a little overcarbonation and bottle conditioning would help...
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good ale very soft on the hops with little alpha acid. The malts left a sweet honey/ banana taste. The head had a hint of citrus but could have hung around a little longer.