kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark amber pour with light off-white head. Aroma is typical of an abbey - banana, clove and other spices. Taste builds on the banana clove theme with a hint of cinnamon and other spices along with a slight raisiny flavory. Perhaps just a touch too sweet and carbonated for my palate, but an interesting brew.
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 2, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Nose is quite spicy, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and other indeterminate etc. Dark amber color, slick. Thin medicinal initial flavor, herbal and lightly sweet. All quite mild. Thin, smooth, slick body. Quite a mix of spices (maybe too many?), most of which cancel each other out rather than complementing the malt.
DBob5150 (235) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2016
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not impressive at all. Should have gotten my first clue in the pour, virtually no carbonation, looks like a flat cola. Aroma is fruity, banana, citrus, etc. Taste is overwhelmingly spices, nutmeg, ginger with hints of citrus. Finish is slightly bitter. This would have been better off a baked good than a beer, not recommended.
ads135 (4139) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I bit too spicy for my tastes. Lots of nutmeg and a hint of cinnamon. Body is mild with a mellow finish.
MetalNHopHead (1350) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I like the idea of a Belgian-style Winter brew, and there are some components here that work very nicely. I enjoy the citrus, cardamom, cinnamon and banana. Not a lot from the other spices, though. Light body and mellow aroma. This could be awesome. It’s okay.
tkealy8344 (8) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2015 does not count
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Hy Vee in Omaha, NE. I try to support the local brewers but this one I probably won’t get again.... seemed very flat. Very high nutmeg, not much hop, tastes a little watered down... just OK. The beer I had before this was a solud IPA, so maybe that threw everything off...
ozzy70 (690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours amber with thick off white head. Aroma of spices, nutmeg and citrus. Taste was spices and sweet.
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes fine and all, just nothing mind blowing. Banana, Clove and spices dominate this beer.
Suttree (6052) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Suttree’s. Clear copper, with a ring of foam. Smells herbal and a wee bit medicinal. Taste is sweet, with a bit of clove and nutmeg. Maybe a bit of cinnamon. Flavors are kinda muted, though. Not a spice bomb.
Travlr (21202) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Suttree’s courtesy of Suttree, thank you sir! Clear derp amber color. Caramel aroma. Taste is sweet cocoa.
tnkw01 (1710) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber color with hardly any head. Aroma is spicy, banana. Taste is spicy banana.