JoeMcPhee (8214) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. The aroma is softly spicy and earthy. A dank sort of damp aroma along with a soft malt sweetness and a fairly herbal hoppiness. Earthy and woody with a little bit of light caramel. The malt profile is quite distinctive here - a mixture of dry caramel, toasted grain and some earthiness. There is a touch of coriander/clove here, but it is very, very subtle. A touch of cooked fruit but it’s also subtle. This is pretty nice actually - not a typical BdeG - but it has many of the characteristic elements.
kevinsenn (981) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy of yrcrz. Pours clear amber with a white head. Metallic aroma with some hoppy and caramel notes too. Taste is smoky, with wood and caramel.
chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours orange with a reddish tint; the head is off-white and foamy (with large bubbles). The aroma has notes of: orange-zest, short-bread, wet grass, pepper, and alcohol. The taste is medium-light sweet that finishes lightly dry; there are notes of: orange-zest, pepper, alcohol, a woody characteristic, and malty sweetness. The palate is medium-light bodied, slightly stick, with medium carbonation, and a medium spicy finish. Overall, pleasantly drinkability, without being too simple.
DuffMan (6164) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. Medium amber, hazy, average off white head. Sweet and malty, honey and a bit of marzipan, cooked pear. A bit sticky, low carbo. Not really feeling this one.
dogbomb (863) - ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small bottle. Pours amber gold with a few floaties and a thin white head. Nose of banana and alcohol wheatiness. Raisins, dough and sandalwood in the taste. Quite a surprising bitter sting in the finish, which lasts. Decent, but feels a little "false".
Metalchopz (2129) - 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 (442) - 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 (69) - 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 (361) - 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 (6324) - 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.