Mep3222 (149) - - JUL 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Banana and nutty aroma. Very pleasant. Malty/ sugary taste with banana and nut taste as well. Full flavored. Almost a slight chocolate flavor in the base, but faint. Spicy. A good double, especially for the price.
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AndyW68 (707) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber pour. Musty raisin on the nose. Taste is lightly burnt brown sugar. Very good. Not great.
MikeJslc (636) - USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper-brown, clear, beige head. Aroma of spicy, peppery phenols, toffee sweetness, dark fruit, herbal notes. Flavor features bready malt with peppery phenols, light toffee, dates and raisins, peppery notes dry out finish.
Patrickctenchi (2504) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bubbly, reddish-copper with a thin tan head.
Yeast, chocolate aroma....fruits.
Taste is very smooth, chocolate and sweet dark fruit....bananas...
A wonderful sipping beer,
soft and very tasty.
boomerbrew (142) - Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Bottle - This was a very well made sipping (for me) beer. No wonder it won so many awards. Slight malty aroma, I did not catch the yeasty aroma’s like mentioned by other reviews. Dark brown with lacing followed by an off white head. complex malt and sweetness of chocolates with very low hop flavoring. Bittering on the palate with some aftertaste, especially as the brew starts to warm up. Overall, a great way to finish the day just before bedtime.
Vballnbeer (156) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This double is a very nice offering with a heavy, full body and chocolate finish. I enjoy the triple more, but find this to be a great beer as well.
novice101 (104) - - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a copper color and smells very fruity. Tastes of banana and dark candied fruit, a bit too sweet for my taste.
b3shine (3536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent brownish-orange with lively carbonation and off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; toffee and Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid beer.
busey4pres (13) - ISHPEMING, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Prime example of why the brewery is called New Belgium. Wonderful drinking experience. Ale actually improves as it rests in its glass after fifteen or so minutes. Hints of banana, and a nice yeast taste. Slight dark candy, but not overwhelming.
frpilz (108) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very yeasty aroma, as well as sweet brandy. Full off white head that clings to the glass. Dark copper color, good clarity. Sweet marmalade entrance, chocolate raisens, burnt caramel. Long finish, slight bittering. Medium refreshing crisp mouthfeel balances sweetness. Would hold up to some pungent cheese well.