ryanfolty (1671) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: August 11, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Fitgers Brewhouse, Duluth, MN Appearance: Translucent hazy golden with no head. Aroma: Yeast and spice. Flavor: Consistent with aroma and alcohol finish. Other: Expected a little more with a name like El Diablo.
portableparty (1872) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours pale golden yellow with a white soapy head that fades quick to a thin collar. Aroma is bread yeast and faint artificial bananas and apples, and lemons. Taste is more bread, yeast and bitterness with a fruitness that consists of artificial bananas and apples, lemon. Palate feels full and slick with a chaulky dry finish.
EHopper (591) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, hazy golden pour with nice white head. Besides having the traditional banana and rich malt, earthy aroma, this one had a pleasing aroma of a 4H barn and a curious, almost peppermint flavor of pepto bismal. One of the easiest drinking strong Belgiums Iíve had. Bit of sour at the finish. Nice.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
as much as i dislike belgian ales, i tried this one. nose is bready and yeasty. taste is mild citrus and artificial and not one worth going on about. no thanks.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught during Winterfest 2009 in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear golden brew with an average sized white head that has has some nice retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, banana esters, cloves, some tropical fruit and a hint of coriander. Taste is slightly sweet, medium to full bodied, with flavors of banana esters, cloves, some wheat, golden grain malt, and a touch of candi sugar. Finish is semi-sweet, some alcohol warmth with an aftertaste of honey, banana esters and a hint of coriander. Most excellent.
JK (4156) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this a lot. It isnít often an American brewpub pulls off a Belgian ale like this, that actually tastes like a traditional Belgian ale. Spices in the aroma and flavor, some coriander, citrus. A little earthy. Some alcohol, and sweet candy sugar. Good palate.
Tripplebrew (764) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow with white head. Aroma is wheat and tones of caramel with subtle notes of banana and cloves. Flavor is banana and yeast with caramel. body is creamy with high carbonation.
Stine (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A mildly spicy, forcefully alcoholic attempt at something refined. Clear, medium golden in color. Aroma and flavor of syrupy fruit cocktail, elements of banana, clove, and butterscotch arriving at intervals. Brisk, sharp palate. Decently interesting, but all is coated with the sugar syrup of the tin can monstrosity.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear straw yello, thin head. Nose of apple cider, bit of yeast, but mostly just sweetened fruit. Flavor vaguely tripel-esque with fruit, spice, and yeast, but far too much spice and the alcohol is HUGE on this one. Itís like somebody dropped a shot of everclear into a bad Belgian beer.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep clear gold with half an inch of white foam. Minimal head retention but good lacing throughout. The aroma is simply delicious – with bread dough, yeast, and a bit of honey.
Lots of flavors here: honey and light caramel malt, biscuit and bready malt, yeast, and Honeycrisp apple. A bit drier malt in the finish, with subtle alcohol and a dry, mild nutmeg or coriander spiciness. Some bittersweet almond, orange liquer, and even a dash of hops linger in the aftertaste.
Medium-full body, exceptionally smooth mouthfeel (must be that North Shore water), good gentle carbonation, deceptive alcoholic presence.