OmegaX (1326) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2012 Bottle, Tapping the Vine. Finally got this one after a friend recommended it. Nose is slightly yeasty with heavy hits of citrus and spice. Nice golden/redish amber color. Flavor is exquisite with cinnamon spice, citrus and grape/plum accents with a lingering banana sweetness that carries this beer off with a nice finish. Sweet and enjoyable. It has a belgian flavor but a uniqueness all its own. Definitely recommended.
dchmela (2766) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12oz bottle. Deep amber pour with a thick off white head. Citrus peel, coriander and a touch of maple in the aroma. Lots of Belgian character in the taste with heavy emphasis on the spices. Very easy to drink for the abv and good on a warm winter day.
craftbeerdesign (2215) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. pours a brilliant orange with a 1/4" white head. yeast / light fruit / candy nose. medium body with some tropical fruit and way too much sugar... this is sweet as hell. light fruits on the finish with some light Belgian yeast qualities and more sugar. this is far from a Quad...
jtclockwork (10306) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Pours semi cloudy amber brown. White head. Nose of nutmeg, mint, yeast, cinnamon and star anise. Taste is buttery. Lots of mint, nutmeg, cinnamon and medicinal notes. Odd.
after4ever (6513) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Thanks alex! Pours a clear medium amber with bright orange highlights. Nice fruity nose of orange and tangerine. Creamy medium body with decent carb. Toast, caramel, orange and tangerine on the mid palate. Mild orange peel finish.
bvc (1179) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pour a lightly hazed orangey caramel with very small ring of a head. Orange malty sweetness with a hint of candi sugar and a hint of minty booze. Sweet candi sugar, cake batter and pineapple in the flavor. Lacking yeast character.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is full of candi sugars, belgian yeast, oranges, apricots, and menthol. Pours orange amber thin sheets of lace and a little foam on top. Flavors of menthol, alcohol, light colored raisins, sugars. Carbonation moderate. Finish hot and mentholly. Not my favorite.
markwise (4606) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at FBG Fest 2011. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is the essence of Belgium- yeast, banana, light tropical fruit, malt, some grassy hops, and hints of berries. Flavor is similar with lots of fruit and fruity esters to go around. Enjoyable and very Belgian- plus well-hidden alcohol; medium-bodied, a bit syrupy, and a sipper/
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color with a small white head. Nose is apricots, plums, melon, banana, bubble gum. Palate is spicy and bitey, with a nice sweetness and a peppery finish. Flavor is peaches and apricots, sweet sugar notes, some pepper and clove. Quite complex and fun.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice caramel apple aroma, flavor is a bit odd, though. Distinct green apple skin notes. Still, not bad.