Metalchopz (1747) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single, swing-top from the LCBO at 8.5% ABV. Best before 15.06.14 on front label. Pours a golden, light amber colour with a white cap that has good retention and lots of dirty lacing. Belgian Ale yeast nose with the hints of wheat, bananas, spices, apples and a little alcohol. The yeast is milder, but present in the taste, with hints of fruits (mostly apples) and spices. Medium-bodied with a slight oily mouthfeel and no burning. Goes down quite well. For those who like strong Belgian Ales with bananas, apples and spices that are not cloudy.
bunget (317) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Clear orange body, medium to small beige head with good retention, some lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, herbs, floral hops, caramel, yeast. Taste dominated by a bold amount of yeast, sweet malt, herbal hops, caramel, touch of coriander, alcohol. Dry and mineral. Alcohol a little too prominent.
TylerJonScott (29) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aromas of coconut, apple and banana. Tastes about the same with Carmel and smokiness. Pretty tasty and unique.
shaynsawchuk (165) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Pours amber caramel with a thick white head and lots of lacing. Nose of banana, coconut, bread yeast, caramel malt, allspice and a touch of smoke. Fairly sweet, medium bodied with a full mouth feel. Interesting and unique but a little sweet for my liking.
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma:nice dryness on caramel base on it. Some alcohol, slight fruity sweetness. Not overly complex but very nice presentation. 7+
Look: clear amber gold with medium plus fine white top. Good lace shown.
Taste: medium bodied. Quiet dry, slight mineral follow up. Tad champagne like. Some bitterness on lips. Alcohol at end. very nice brew.
Spab (1639) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear golden orange with decent-sized, lasting white head and some retention. Aroma is cereal grains, pepper/spice and fruit. Flavour is apple and other sweetish, tropical fruit, honeyish grains, peppery spiciness and some earthy funk at the end. Alcohol is fairly gentle for the ABV. Pretty good.
TheJester (1460) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle. Copper with a small, almost white head. The aroma is Belgian, dried apples, a little bock-ish. This one is a little boozier than it needs to be, and it could be a little drier as well. Otherwise the flavour is good, with orchard fruit, a little smoke (!?), good body for the style. A little bitterness, not much.
PeatyPete (90) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fragrance of applesauce. Color is golden yellow and has an unstable head. Taste a bit sweet and slightly bitter.
thebhoy (55) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First time with this style, bottle from the LCBO. A nice, refreshing beer, again, can’t really compare this with others of the style. Pours copper with a nice, off-white head. The beer goes down easy; the 8% abv is not really noticeable. Caramelized malt flavour with some grass and bread flavour--all of it is pretty light. A nice note of hops in the finish, which is slightly bitter. Overall a nice beer that I would seek out again.
robinvboyer (2576) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour, medium white head. Lovely grassy, fresh hay, cereals aroma. Finish is spicy, and fruity. Light tropical fruit, more grassy hops, medium bitter finish. Very refreshing.