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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This is the ultimate Belgian style. The very high gravity of this beer is balanced by the smoothness of its finish. Banana and Clove aromas come from the Belgian yeast strain combining with the generous dose of Belgian Candi Sugar. The Saaz hops help to give this beer a balanced bitterness with no noticeable hop aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2005
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2005
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 25, 2005
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2005
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2005
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 27, 2005
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2005
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2005
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2005
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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2005
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.

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