Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery on June 22, 2011. Dark orange pour with tiny lace. Spice sour hidden in the nose. Bubble gum and banana up front. Sharp and spicy behind. Gooey out back, and eventually all over.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orangish red with a fizzy white head. Sweet caramel and bubble gum aroma and taste with a good thick palate and a musty sweet finish.
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Green Flash tasting room. Reddish brown, attractive pour into tasting glass. Flavor is classic: raisin, molasses, sugar sweet. Pretty much holds its own in the style.
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: This beer pours dark amber in color with a tall khaki head.
S: The aroma starts off with a big time sweetness. There is a very intense banana note. In addition, there is a sugary note which gives a bit of a candy (Runts) feeling. A decent bread character and mild toast.
T: Sweet bananas and brown sugar with a nice bready note and plenty of toffee, as well. In addition to the brown sugar, there is caramel and a light raisin flavor. Just a mild spice character in the background.
M: The body is medium with a medium carbonation.
O: Green Flash has really done a good job with the Belgian-style beers I’ve had from them and this was no exception. Very nice.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2011 On tap at Green Flash: Brown-amber color with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel sweet with dark fruit. Flavor starts sweet with raisin and prune followed by a delicate hint of banana and a medium bitterness that is lightly spicy. Medium to full body is rich with light carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a slightly hazed brown body with a fine tan head with good retention. Aromas are sweet, dark fruits, figs, raisins, orange, marmalade, esters, pears, persimmons and some brandy. Flavors of dark fruits, brandy, raisins, persimmons, figs, esters, treacle. Massive carbonation, dryish, boozy, rich and warming.
Tasted quite a bit bigger than 6.6%!
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz $7 tulip @ Blind Tiger--in real time! Clear medium ruby with a two finger beige head, down to a clinging thick film that remains. Aroma has lots of banana bubblegum yeast with some peachy fruitt notes, some molasses and brown sugar. Getting some spice and earth behind, light toast. Mainly fruity and overly sweet. Flavor has a little less fruit, though still fairly sweet. More toast and a little toffee is now around, and follows into a semi-dry finish. Light alcohol noted, bitterness peaks at a 3 and is a bit toasty. As it warms there is a light lemon pulp tang that doesn’t fit. Very low carbonation makes the body quite heavy. Not very impressed with this one.