after4ever (5943) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at fields. Pours a clear medium amber with golden edges. Light rim of tan. Tons of sheeting lace. Pleasant nose of bananas and maybe a little bit of cantaloupe. Creamy medium body with subdued carb. Banana and cantaloupe mid palate with a medium sugary finish. Never quite cloying but dominated by fruit sugars throughout.
Beershine (5196) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ Elysian taproom, Seattle. Light gold and clear with stable white cap with lovely lace. Bitter herbal aroma with sweet Belgian yeast character. Soft mouthfeel and has smoky flavors that permeate the nice spicy body.
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dull gold with a nice head. The aroma is a bit sweet and malt-accented. Sweetish, maybe a bit plasticy with only a slight yerba mate accent.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at capitol hill location. aroma is full of bitters and the flavor is rather huge on belgian yeast notes.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
WA Belgianfest. Pours orange brown with minimal head. Sugar in the smell. Tea and faint hops make for an earthy taste. Thin palate.
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@1221 e Pike St. Hazy golden color/ white head. sweet candi sugar, freash grainy pale malt aromas. medium body. Fresh pale grainy malt flavors with sweet candi sugar, herbs, and a hint of earthy mate flavor in the finish. tasty.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is light for the style with hints of banana and yeasty esters, sugary sweetness, and some earthy notes. Pours hazy golden, not much head, and rather stagnant looking all things considered. Softly sweet yeasty flavors, banana, clove, bread, soft sugars, a hint of pepper, and a moderate earthy bitterness in the finish. Soft carbonation. Dry finish which I suspect is from the yerba mate?