Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of peach, stone fruits, corn and bready notes. The taste is herbal, bubblegum, cherries and stone fruits. Medium bodied with a slight lingering bitterness.
jandd1983 (2462) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled at W&C. It poured a light red/orange color with a tiny white head. The aroma was medium sweet, spicy, straw, some alcohol/acetone. The taste was moderately sweet, straw, some honey, spicy, alcohol. A decent brew.
alexsdad06 (5250) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dutch-s. Clear light golden with a medium white head with sporadic lacing. Nose is mildly spicy and herbal with some banana fruitiness. The flavor is much of the same with a bit of solvent toward the finish. I don’t like this as much as regular Duvel.
b3shine (5135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good; light gold with white head. Smells spicy and doughy with sweet notes. Tastes like it smells with a hint of mild cherry menthol. Average on the palate. Not bad.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting. This is basically just Duvel brewed at Ommegang (like they have for years now), but this time done with Ommegang’s house yeast instead of the typical Duvel yeast. Pours the normal Duvel lightly hazy gold with a nice, lasting head. Aroma is light pils malts and a definite fruity yeast note. Flavor is in fact similar to Duvel, with two notable exceptions. First, and less obvious, is that the usual floral hop crispness of Duvel is missing. Second, and most telling, is a clear note of banana ester from the yeast. Different, but yet the same. I love the various takes on Duvel that have come out recently, like this and the Green. Really highlights how minor tweaks can change a beer. Oh yeah, this was pretty good, even thought the banana was a bit stronger than I would have liked. Growler from Whole Foods Short Pump. Cheers to Greg!
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a medium white head. Moderately sweet aroma with yeasty and straw notes. A hint of alcohol as well. Similar flavor with a little more yeasty spice flavor. Some alcohol in the finish.
BrewBoxer (1871) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Bright golden color. Glowing. Smells slightly boozy, yeasty and bready. Taste s similar. Pretty good
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DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Mildly hazy yellow color. Nice thin white head, leaves impressive lace. Nice citrus lemon aroma, very interesting spice and yeast characteristics... Rustic is a good way to put it. Kind of floral, maybe some clove. Very nice smooth texture, lighter carbonation, medium to big body. Clean, dry finish. Good long spicy / yeasty aftertaste. Bitter taste. Light bite. This is tasty.
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at beverage source, pours golden with fluffy white head. Aroma is spicy belgian yeast, very floral hops. Taste is much the same, very floral and bitter hops, belgian spice, dry finish, haven’t had duvel so I can’t rally compare, but this isn’t bad.
blipp (5830) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dadtoberfest. Pours gold with a white head. Yeasty, light fruity, floral and herbal hops, hint of peppery spice, lighter grains, and just a touch of funkier yeasty notes. Nice enough.