tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. not as good as the belgian stout, base beer doesnt take to the yeast all that well.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Blind Tiger. Brown with no head. Aroma is brown sugar/molasses, prevalent Belgian spice. Taste is roasty malt with light Belgian influence. Light and poundable. Simple and good.
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is fairly standard for a brown ale as it is (shockingly) brown in color with a mild tan colored head.
S: The nose is quite "Belgian" with plenty of fruity esters giving off aromas of banana and pear. There’s a nice bready/malty note to it, along with some brown sugar.
T: The flavor is slightly nutty and bready with plenty of yeast and fruit qualities. The bananas are in full effect, along with a touch of pear, and a slightly spiced note.
M: The body is medium with a full and tingly carbonation to it like a Belgian beer should have.
D: I am beginning to like these Belgian beers from Green Flash more and more. I liked the flavors this one had to offer and look forward to more of these beers.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Poured a slightly cloudy dark copper. Rye notes mix with Belgian yeast to form a bit of a mess that’s still pretty drinkable.
Leighton (10773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Bangin’! Pours a dark brown with a nice, firm off-white head. Nose is rife with sweet fruit and candies. Flavor is ruch and malty. Some nice, super ripe dark fruit character, along with toffee and caramel. Sweet, in the flavor and again in the finish. If you like the Ommegang Abbey you’ll love this. The GF is just a little lighter, I would say, but the overall impression is quite similar. Excellent.
blipp (6070) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours amber brown with a thin beige head. The aroma has dark fruits, caramel, and a light roast. The flavor has dark fruit, molasses, toffee, some roasty notes, and light hops. Nice.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone. Cola brown/orange. Tiny head and no lace. Nose is malty and fruity sweet. Taste is the same as the nose, with nutmeg and cinnamon. Banana at the bottom. Good brew.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light copper with a fizzy head. Sweet molasses and brown sugar aroma and taste with a perfumy earthy finish.
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beachwood. Pours with a brown body and an off-white head. Aroma of banana, baking chocolate and brownies. Taste is banana popsicle, brown sugar and caramel. Watery with medium bubbles.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Beachwood BBQ, Seal Beach. A very enjoyable beer. Aroma is of citrus, sugar, and tart. Color is brown/light brown with tan head, light carbonation. Flavors of belgian yeast, nice subtle tartness, and malts. I think my friend stated it best when he said it just has that "warm fuzzy feeling." It’s a very solid belgian-style brown and we all enjoyed it quite a bit on tap. A lovely selection - highly recommended.