Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a large white head. Beautiful color and carbonation. Smells of clove and fruit like apple and pears. Taste is very sweet but with a hidden tart/spice hidden in it. Carbonation is great and provides a smooth drinking experience. Solid Belgian from Flying Fish.
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trapped (908) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Slightly hazy rich yellow with small white foamy head, spicy yeast aroma, medium carbonation, spicy taste, longish finish with tangy aftertaste. Quite nice.
Carlisle (96) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium straw color with white head and some lacing. Fruity yeast aroma. Fruity yeast upfront with hint of grapefruit in the finish.
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njnut (278) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into tulip a reddy gold. Limited head and lace. Aromas of carmel malt and light spice. Taste is pretty much the same. Spice is not big and there is some fruit notes. Finish is bitter. Average.
dlovell2 (903) - 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 (544) - 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 (1291) - 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 (2566) - 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 (710) - 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.