TempeCoyote (32) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet scent of dates and figs is an interesting substitute for heavy malt. While not usually a big fan of fruit beers the dates and figs don't come off as too dominant. With the malts it tastes like a raisiny granola bar. The fruit gets out of the way and it finishes like a more traditional double.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
freeofthoughts (593) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours dark reddish brown with cream colored fizz. Sweet malty aroma with some light fruitiness and hint of chocolate. The flavor is a nice rounded dark malt build with a healthy sweetness aided by the figs and dates. The Belgian yeast increases the sugary feel as it lingers with an earthy roasted grain toasted bread thing with familiar elements to a Paulaner Salvator and a St. Bernardus 6 but not quite as good as those timeless brews.
DavidLMU (20) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Something was off about this beer. It definitely lacked the maltiness of a dopplebock. It had an almost mineral flavor to it.
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reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle shared at Beer Revolutionís Olivier Square location pours amber in color with a small white head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is grass and dark fruits with some yeasty notes. Taste is a grassy and spicy hop bitterness with a dark fruity and malty sweetness. Flavors are well balanced in this medium bodied and nicely carbonated brew. Well done and recommended.
Iphonephan (2206) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 22 oz bottle courtesy of Kermis. Pours a clear reddish cola with a thick but quickly dissipating off white head. Nose is a mix of citrus and hops - no belgian yeast aroma. Flavors of stone fruits and some mild toffee notes. Mildly bitter finish.
kermis (3645) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with iphonephan. Pours clear amber brown with a cream tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, banana, cloves, herbs, malt, caramel, prunes, overripe dark fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
RumRunner101 (545) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark brown pour. Aroma is sweet with dates, figs, toffee, charred malts. Relatively thin body, bready malts, dark fruits and a warming finish.
MrBeerFanatic (787) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drink at around 60 to 65 F. Clear copper in color with an almost off yellow head (figs) with great retention! Aromas of Belgian yeasts (ester), banana (ester), fig, clove, nutty, grass and caramel. Flavors of spicy clove, slightly nutty, Belgian esters (banana), light fig and caramel (at warmer temperatures not at refrigerator temps). Medium to high sweetness, light spice aftertaste with a slight dryness. The sugary sweetness of caramel is the dominant character.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is figs, toast and bread malt. Flavor is malt and dark fruits, figs, light hops and bitterness with brown sugar and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Cybercat (2766) - Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful clear chestnut that fades to honey-amber at the bottom of the glass and has bubbles like champagne. Tan head is fairly thick but quickly takes its leave. Fruity aroma has notes of date and fig plus a malty undertone and just a snip of caramel. Flavor has a strong fruity core, figs and dates plus hints of smoky malt and caramel. Texture is firm and smooth, none too fizzy. Reminds me of the running joke that most Jewish holidays amount to: "Our enemies tried to kill us, we kicked their butts, so LETíS EAT!" How could anybody not love Jews? BTW - according to many Biblical scholars the forbidden fruit that Adam and Eve ate was not an apple at all, but a fig. Genesis mentions only a "fruit" and does not name the specific type.