carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden orange color with lots of effervescence and a topping of clear white foam. Aroma is yeasty, flavor is lightly sweet and yeasty bitter. Palate is mediumy and rather pleasant.
dnstone (2251) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belgian yeast esters in the aroma. Piss golden color (in a good way?) Banana, clove, spice and cyrstal malt flavor profile.
brenn79 (1608) - Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours golden with a decent head and perfect lacing, aroma is pepper and other spices. The flavor is mild hops and a very nice pepper spiciness to it. Overall a very good Belgian style Trippel.
poisoneddwarf (1795) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. 2009 vintage. Smells of pepper, grain, faint banana esters. Pours golden with minimal head, mediocre lacing. Peppery taste; somewhat sweet. Ful-bodied with a nice tasty long finish. A bit sour in the aftertaste. Tastes like an American take on a Belgian style, but that’s not a bad thing. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. Addendum: I had to change the score on this from a 4.0 to 3.7. The beer gets a little watery towards the end of the bottle. Still a fine beer, however.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good for a Belgian. The banana and clove notes are more subdued than other Belgians. Palate is crisp and bubbly. Tastes a little spicy with a strong hop and alcohol presence. Another good showing from the Brewmaster Reserve.
nickd717 (3587) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Los Altos. Ramon, the beer guy there, recommended this highly. While I don’t necessarily agree that it was that awesome, it is a bit underrated. Pours a crystal clear light golden color with a quickly dissipating one-finger white head. After that, looks not too dissimilar from a white wine. Aroma is sweet pale malt, Belgian yeast, banana, and spices. Flavor is pale malt, table sugar, yeast, banana, coriander, herbal notes, and a little alcohol. A little sweet and underattenuated for the style, and just a tad boozy. Good though overall. Body is medium-light and palate is rather still, but the long, sweet finish is pretty nice.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2010 2009 Vintage 8.2% ABV 24 IBU’s 22 oz. Bottle
Thin mild lace white head.Clear bright pretty rich gold color.Floral Belgian yeast fruit ester mild hop front.Soft mild sweet dry Belgian banana fruit ester thin malt body.Odd earthy mild hop spicy Belgian EtOH end.Rich but unbalanced.Belgian Malt Liquor.
Full Sail Brewing Company--Vesuvius--Brewmaster Reserve 2005--22 oz. Bottle. 8.50% ABV--15 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Golden--Rich lacy head. Slightly cloudy rich bright golden color. Mellow wheat spice coriander Belgian front. Smooth mild sweet fruit ester creamy rich body. Smooth spicy mild hop end. Big balanced malty Belgian! Sampled 11/22/2006.
Full Sail Brewing Company--Vesuvius Belgian Style Golden Ale Brewmaster Reserve 2006--22 oz. Bottle. 8.50% ABV--24 IBU’s (4.5 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Golden. Foamy lacy rich head. Cloudy bright golden orange color. Rich Belgian spice coriander wheat front. Creamy malty mild sweet rich estery banana clove body. Clean smooth mild hop end. Sampled 5/11/2007.
Full Sail Brewing Company--Vesuvius Belgian Style Golden Ale Brewmasters Reserve 2007 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 8.50% ABV--24 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Golden. $3.65 Each. Mild head. Clear bright yellow gold color. Mild Belgian banana hop ester front. Thin mild sweet Belgian candy fruit ester mild malty body. Tangy mild coriander hop citrus fresh Belgian easy end. Sampled 11/23/2007.
Full Sail Brewing Company--Vesuvius Belgian Style Golden Ale Brewmaster Reserve 2009. 22 oz. Bottle. 8.20% ABV--24 IBU’s. (3.9 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Golden--Thin mild lace white head. Clear bright pretty rich gold color. Floral Belgian yeast fruit ester mild hop front. Soft mild sweet dry Belgian banana fruit ester thin malt body. Odd earthy mild hop spicy Belgian EtOH end. Rich but unbalanced. Belgian Malt Liquor. 11/21/2009. 6 @ $4.75 Each.
notalush (5077) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fizzy, clear golden, frothy lace - nose of dusty, dry, biscuity malts, some phenolic character, light tartness - taste is light, biscuity, flinty. crackery, peppery - some underlying sweetness - I usually like most of these characteristics in a beer, but this is beer is too strong for its light and crisp flavors, because a strong, boozy/alcoholic character dominates in the long term, and the other qualities of the beer are too delicate and/or weak to support this - alcoholic finish, lingering dry malts - meh.
ders0 (28) - , Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
What an odd brew. It poured an orange with little head. The aroma was pretty indistinguishable and what was there was nothing too special. The taste was fairly similar, although not too bad. A little boozy, but pleasant. This was a cheap bomber so it was worth a shot and I would recommend giving it a try, but don’t get your hopes up.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy bright orange with a compact ivory head. Aroma is full of light fruits and yeast. Simple, but nice. Flavor is very bready, with light artificial fruit flavors and a malt liquor-like finish. Mouthfeel is a little thin for my liking. This one’s unique, a definite one-off from anything else I’ve had thus far. Drinkable. Mildly enjoyable. Nothing more, nothing less. Overall, good minus.