JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Thick pour, more cloudy than your average brown but still buoyed by nice carbonation. Nose was sharp and spicy, with tons of malt and a familiar yeast strain. Slightly sticky and chewy palate bogs things down a bit, and the yeast (which I think they may also use for their Grand Cru) ends up dominating just a bit much. But it’s nutty and sharp in the right balance and was a decent brew on a rainy day.
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at green flash. Pours a brownish amber with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of chocolate, Belgian spicy yeast notes and tobacco. Flavor of the same.
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown color with a white head. Smells of yeast, sweet fruit, and malts. Taste is yeast, wheat, banana, and roasted caramel malts. Has a little spice flavor on the after taste.
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at Rattle n hum - really nice spicey. phenollic yeasty. nutty malts fruity banana and cloves.
vtafro (2794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ BT. Brown pour with tan head. Yeast throws banana and light fruit notes. Some light malt notes. Kind of boring.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a bruin body with an off white head and good head retention. Fruity and bland mineral tones, a nice yeast sediment and fruity banana notes. Spicy yeast with a dry finish and a light pear prickle. Good brew.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ the brewery. Pours an opaque deep brown with a small off white ring. Nose held some yeast and roasty characters, light spice and banana as well. Flavor profile was much of the same.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown pour with a thick sticky tan head. The nose has a sort of soft, Belgiany spiciness. A little bit of nice chewy sweetness, but like a lot of American-brewed “Belgian” ales, the yeast comes across as very dirty. Oddly chewy palate with a lot of clove and light cocoa. Has a sort of indistinct earthy/spicy quality. Meh – I’m not a huge fan of this one.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown, hazy, medium sized head, good lace. Smells sweet and nutty malty, big yeast notes. Tastes the same with a big roasty finish. Pretty ok. Medium body, nice carbonation.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy to hazy mahogany with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and yeasty hints. Flavour came out sweet with roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and yeast. Finished semi dry.