sthlm (1276) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Growler, courtesy of Skyview] Pours golden with a decent white head. A pretty strange aroma that almost seemed like plastic to me at first, then apple and yeast. Taste is really sweet with a lot of yeast. Medium mouthfeel. Very unusual beer--especially the aroma.
badgerben (4849) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Skyview. Gold color with no head. Yeasty aroma, along with some coriander and banana. Predominantly a yeast flavor. Reminiscent of unbaked bread. Sweet finish.
JK (5650) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A strange name, "belgian strong pale ale." Low alcohol for a Belgian strong. Gold colored with tall, thick head. Light fruit in the aroma. Flavor is very sweet with sugar, light yeast, and some fruit. A hint of wintergreen. Not bad but too sweet.
Skyview (5537) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the brewery/restaurant in downtown, Billings, Montana. Pours a thick and clear golden amber brew with a fast dissolving white head that leaves behind no head or ring. Aroma is quite complex with scents of banana esters, candi sugar, bubblegum, light caramel malt, and something that reminded me of those old wintergreen flavored candy cigarettes. Taste is thick and almost syrupy, extremely sweet with a distinct light wintergreen flavor. Finish is quite slick, thick, with a smooth and coating texture that is quite sweet with no bitter aftertaste. Oh, the alcohol comes through during the finish. Almost a sweet barley wine character brew.