Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great yeast aroma. There is even a hint of bananas in there. The yeast is a prominent part of the flavor. It is reminiscent of "La fin du monde". For the price, it is a great deal from a brewery, I really like. The flavor also has a little apple and citric notes. The 8.5% alcohol is well concealed.
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 22oz. bottle poured into a Trappist glass at 42°. Color is a clear golden with low carbonation and very little head. Starting with a nice medium body it goes down creamy with an almost thick feel. Finish comes out sweet with flavors of banana, apple, honey and pineapple then a spicy clove, hops and yeast with a light bitterness. After taste is still sweet with the alcohol showing a little then it goes almost bland with the bitterness being the last thing left. Overall this is a very well done Belgian style ale with complex rich flavors and nice Belgian yeast notes.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. This beers pours with a hazy, golden color and a nice head. The aromas are dominated by yeast, banana and flowers. The flavors are definitely of the typical Belgian style, a spiciness, strong banana flavors as well as a bit of hops and a strong yeastiness. I am going agains the grain here but I loved this beer.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear bubbly gold with full white fluffy head. smooth bannana yeast aroma. smooth and sweet with slite bitter palate and bannana yeast presence. good, smooth, complex, fluffy, and sessiionable.
bhensonb (10734) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flowery, yeasty aroma. So Belgian. Slightly hazy tarnished gold color. The head disappeared quickly. Starts with spice. Light sweetness, followed by more spice. Ending in banana hints, and the hops finally arrive. A bit light, a bit thin, but absolutely great.
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler at Logan’s Pre-GABF party. Orangish yellow in color with a decent malty aroma. Flavor was some bright fruits and a touch of hoppiness. Pretty good stuff.
brenn79 (1486) - 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.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear and bright gold with a storm of carbonation and a fluffy head. Spicy, floral, yeasty candi sugar aroma. I get some black pepper. Fruity cotton candy flavor. Is clean with some spicy hop flavor, sweetness and alcohol to balance things out. Strange little bite in the finish though. Good ale.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled on 2/26/07: Pours a transparent golden bronze with a thin wispy ring of white head. Aroma of sweet, pale toasty Belgian malty biscuity notes with some yeasty esters and a touch of citrus. Body starts fairly full and earthy sweet with some biscuity caramel notes and some tart balance before a drier bittersweet finish.
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a nice surprise coming out of Full Sail. I’ve not tasted a ton of their beers but really don’t think of them as very proficient at Belgians. Now, this wasn’t the most amazing of beers but it was really good. The fact that my wife surprised me during the super bowl with a nice craft ale probably made it taste that much better. I didn’t see any Full Sail ads...maybe next year.