dlovell2 (881) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden color with a foamy white head. light malt with spicy, yeasty, clove aroma. Light grainy malt start followed with some fruity flavors and finishing with a spicy yeast flavor with light cloves.
Dacrza (541) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: December 13, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay goblet... OCCASION: prepping for The Battle of the Five Armies--with An Unexpected Journey... APPEARANCE: cheery, translucent golden body that streams bubbles up its center; whitish head sizzles to a half-finger-thin finish; ... AROMA: a clean clove profile front and center, with apple, pear and melon fragrantly mingling; lemon follows, then sits upon a light bready trail--alluring ... PALATE: dry, front-facing, and medium-bodied; easily drinkable yet warming with every sip; some effervescence invigorates the mouthfeel....TASTE: dry pear and clove, faint vanilla (olive?) and bready biscuit make this a complex yet light offering ... OVERALL: at 7.2% ABV, this ale satisfies with a flavorful sustenance--for the price, more than worth its weight, and one of the finer Flying Fish offers...
Beerathon (1272) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Belgian ale. Aroma of banana, clove, wheat, almost reminds you of a hefeweizen, but with typical Belgian yeast flavor and Belgian sugar sweetness with a dry finish.
ajnepple (2509) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Gold and clear appearance with a diminishing head. Aroma and flavor of clove, fruity esters, banana, light spices, herbs and Belgian yeast. Medium sweetness, a little cloying. Overall, it’s OK.
vsmith5 (9) - Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, room temp, just a little sharp taste, but smooth on the tongue. Aroma is small and somehow not a reflection of strong flavor of beer. Easy to drink, good after taste.
bigguns22 (709) - Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is very clean,clear and brite yellow to golden with a tall pure white head. Aroma is ok a little like a lager with a yeasty spice note. A nice mouth feel that is almost creamy. A clean tasting beer that is spicy,yeasty with a dry finsh.
Roser (37) - Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance- clear honey gold. A not too big bone white head. Minimal lacing.
Smell- Belgian yeast. Floral. Sweet.
Taste- spices and clove. Sweet (butterscotch?). Maybe a little nutty.
Mouthfeel- medium body. Not much going on here.
Overall- not bad (but not great). An interesting offering for a winter seasonal. A nice Belgian style brew from an American brewery. I’d have again but wouldn’t go out of my way, especially if better Belgian beers are an option. Seems like a beer that could please/disappoint depending on the palate, so I recommend trying.
solidfunk (4458) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy on the malt and not really a Belgian beer. Light spice like nutmeg but not in your face. Medium bitter finish. Amber pour with OK head and lacing. Bottle thanks to roomie.
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this is a nice if straightforward belgian ale. seems like there is hefe yeast in here as well, traditional fruit & spices mixed with banana. nice brew."
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ The pre Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].
[ As Flying Fish Grand Cru Winter Reserve ].
ABV: 6.9%. Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, fruity malt, marzipan malt, sweet malt, sulfur. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, riped fruit, marzipan malt, fruity, light spicy yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.