Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub. Rating #15. Dark cola pour with a dirty white head. Sweet aroma, light fruit, banana and a bit of clove. Flavor was similar sweet banana and real nice. (1775)
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Brown beer with a big dark cream colored head. Banana and spice aroma with caramel. Banana and spice flavor with wheat and caramel. Medium-plus bodied. Banana and spice lingers with caramel and wheat.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample@Port Solana Beach: Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark fruit with a hint of bubblegum. Flavor starts kinda dubbel like with dark fruit, a hint of chocolate, some banana and a light sweet finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at Solana Beach. Pours dark brown with a small amber to deep orange glare and a small off-white head. Aroma is dark estery and hard roasted malt. Sweet and estery fruity flavoured. Dark roasted and mild breadish. Dry estery and fruity.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler; thanks to riversideak for sharing; pours dense, dark brown with thin white head; bananas, sweet cloves, chocolate and dark fruit; quite sweet, yeasty with rich wheat profile; minor chaulk on finish; yummy wheat, cloves and fruity spices; almost chewy texture is quite rich and smooth; lots of wheat here with plenty of sugars mixed in; good stuff; thanks Alex!!
hapjydeuce (990) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port Solana Beach. Served up in a tulip glass. Frothy brown color with a medium-sized toasted head. Really sweet aroma, very dubbel-esque. Notes of caramel, bubblegum and candy sugar. Lots of toffee and spice in the flavor, with dark malt and toasted biscuit. Finishes sweet with tingly carbonation. Good stuff.
bvc (1208) - Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from riversideak. Pours a thick cola brown with a little bit of a beige head. Nose is big on the Belgian esters, some roasty cocoa, clove, grape jelly and banana. Good body feel that has prickly carbonation on the back end. Some cola sweetness up front with a bunch of banana and spicy clove with the wheat present but light. Not a style I usually go after, but this is a decent American effort.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Tap at PP Solana Beach. Dark brown color. Aroma of banana’s, clove, and dark sugar. Flavor was similar. Reminded me of a dubbel. Really nice.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at sb locale. A nice break from all the hops. Like a Belgian dubbel. Smooth and creamy with a dry finish. Good.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Solana Beach location. Pours a deep cola brown, fairly viscous with a frothy beige head. Big nose of bananas, clove spice and roasted malts. Very creamy on the palate with a faint hint of booze, very tasty.