bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, courtesy of Reid) Pours a lightly cloudy yellow with a mdoerate white head. Aroma of banana, cloves, wheat, toasted malt, and florals. Flavor of yeast, soap, alcohol, and a hint of fruit. Somewhat watery mouthfeel.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Harsh alcohol, banana, clove, nail polish and lemon in the aroma. Tangerine color with poor head retention. Sour lemon flavor, with very little body or other character. Harsh, hot, alcohol-driven. Please beware.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lack of erupting head made me wonder if I’d squandered my Duvel glass. Aroma of apple, raw sugar and light banana with a fair amount of alcohol. Flavours of strong apple and alcohol, with light esters, lots of syrupy malts and muted yeast notes. Thick, cloying body. Not a drain pour or anything, but a bit disappointing.
IndianaRed (2160) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Piours a hazy light orange amber. Small off white head quickly dissipating. Slight lacing. Nose of faint light yeast and some classic Belgian componants of clocves, bananas etc. Flavor is sharp and sweet. A bit sour as well and yeasty. Moderate body and carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
22 oz bomber. Thin white head over a bright golden beer. Sweet honeyish aroma, ripe banana, clove, pepper and some orange. Flavour is sweet, some clove and bubble gum esters. Peppery alcohol. Something here isn’t right, body is too sweet, fat greasy malts, slight sourness of rotten fruit. Light bitterness, but it doesn’t matter because it went down the drain anyway.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is clear dark yellow to light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), trace yeast (mold), with notes of banana, clove, and alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. A boring, watery, filtered, simple attempt at a Belgian (homebrew Duvel clone recipe?). Full Sail should probably stick to hop-bombs.
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
First off, too sweet. Tastes like a wheat beer that is over sweetend. Nice thick palate and the appearance is nice honey orange with a slight fogginess. Would not try again.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer pours golden color with a mostly dissipating egg white colored head. Aroma is light fruit with some yeastiness. Flavor is sweet apples with a nice yeast component and a fairly dry finis. The best thing about this beer is the nice yeast strain. Not nearly complex enought to approach the top ranks of Belgian Strong.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold in color with little to no head on a bottle pour. Light aroma of apple & gapefruit. Flavors of apple and pear with yeasty bread. Nice texture to the mouth. Finish is clean and the alcohol just sneeks in.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden shade, covered by a mostly lasting white creamy head. Pretty well integrated yeastiness for an america beer. Gentle phenols attach themselves to honeyed cereals and banana/mango biscuitiness. A slice of oxidation passes close to ruining it, but the damage is not done yet, the flavors still lively, lifted up by a medium to full body with full carbonation. Not the most attenuated example and tartish in its yeastiness, but its highly drinkable.