BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is fruits and floral. Pours red amber with no head. Flavor is malty and raspy with a dry finish.
Bule (1655) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
20oz can pours a teddy brown color with a bit of head. Fruity aroma. Lots of maltiness. Overly sweet. Some Belgian yeast fruitiness.
Travlr (19551) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Hazy amber color, tan head. Aroma of fruity caramel. Taste is malted milk balls and sweet caramel. Very malty.
rosenbergh (9680) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
19.2 oz can. (Foodland) Kailua, HI.
Murky reddish brown color with a small light tan head.
Prunes, sweet dark fruits, mild hops, mild bitterness and sweet malt in the aroma.
The flavor is dark fruits, prunes, sweetness, mild hops, mild bitterness and malt. Belgian style double red ale? What the heck is that? 8.5% is well hidden.
IslandHaole (1204) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malt, brown sugar, yeast and a bit of Heath Bar. Dark caramel color, smallish beige head. Sweet & tangy, toffee and barnyard funk (in a good way). Mild carbonation, slick feel, alcohol well hidden.
dfinney23 (2574) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz can, though also had a sample on tap at the brewery a few days later. Deep hazy amber with a large but short-lived head. Fruity sweetness with funky Belgian yeast and lightly bitter notes.
TimE (4707) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber color. Very malty caramels mouth with some Belgian funkiness but overall pretty tame.
Ernest (7123) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly/fully diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, nuts, malt syrup), with notes of bubble gum, candy sugar, stewed plums.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, soft carbonation.
A big, dumb, syrupy sweet mess.
J_man (881) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. can from Safeway in Lahaina. Unusual musty aroma from a very hazy orange/brown body with almost no head. Nutty, slightly roasted malt taste along with a juicy pineapple sweetness. The flavor is kind of muddled and disjointed. Leaves a sweet, sugary taste along with a bit of the nut flavor. It gets better as you drink it, but it’s still not very good.
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from the brewery. Brownish-amber colour. Aroma is phenolic Belgian yeast notes, a bit bubblegummy and definitely dubbel-ish. On the palate, it is quite sweet, with a fair bit of alcohol. Dominated by phenols (esp. bubblegum) and a good dose of malt. I guess the problem is the malt is a bit muddled and indistinct, the hops are noticeable but not balancing, and ultimately I can’t really figure out what I’m drinking or why. As this is their best-seller, I’m apparently in the minority.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse. Fizzy dark amber color. Caramel, plum, and molasses aroma. Taste is citrus, plum, molasses, lightly bitter malt, and dark caramel. Sweet plum finish.