DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft via shane @ ob port. Bright gloowing pour...thin white head. Sour and wheaty nose. Spicy thick and sweet wheaty flavors...a bit overly spicy, sweet, and wheaty for my tastes...a bit cumbersomb really...smells a lot better than it actually tastes...too much hotness and sweetness in this thing, really. Whatever.
iowaherkeye (2676) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tulip at OB. Clear gold with a small white head, a dozen nucleation points shooting up a steady stream of bubbles. Yeasty banana nose with some spicy white pepper, some toasted malt, candi sugar and alcohol. Flavor adds some wet paper, a little less fruit and banana, pretty dry with a bit of alcohol. Dry finish with bitterness at a 2. Medium body with prickly carbonation. I liked this better a week ago, as I didn’t notice the oxidation, and it seemed crisper.
SDalkoholic (2017) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Pizza Port Ocean Beach: poured a sparkling golden liquid with millions of carbonation bubbles rising to the top while a soapy layer of foam head graced the top. The nose was spicy with a true authentic smell of Belgian strong ale yeast. The flavor was spicy with a peppery taste paired with cloves yet there is also a fruity flavor banana. Finishes nice and soft.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light yellow with a fizzy white head. Cereal grain and light barley aroma. Bready and sweet malty taste with light fruity notes. Not bad.
pantanap (3328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tab at ob... Pours a golden almost transparent consistency and topped with a fluffy white head... Semi-sweet banana Belgian esthers... Not too complex with honey and a lighter Belgian yeast banana. Crispy dry middle and finish. Not too heavy of a body and a little refreshing actually. Reminds me of duvel for some reasn with a little more of a yeasty character.
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this one alright. Nice belgian trippel type aromas and flavors. Nice citrus, spice, and banana, with a beautiful clove note. I liked it a lot. However, for me this beer is the classic example of what separates very well-made beers from world-class beers. There is nothing to complain about here. Everything is well-done. But there is nothing that grabs my attention and makes me come back needing more.
brokensail (9214) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a pale yellow color with a dense, white head.
S: The nose is certainly very sweet. Quite a lot of malt with a bit of table sugar to it. There is a light banana and fruit aroma (apples and pears) and a very light spice note.
T: A bit more spicy than the nose leads on. Heavy on the apples, in fact, a bit of a spiced apple cider quality is there. Of course, there is still some banana as well as bready malt and a bit of table sugar.
M: The body body is medium and the carbonation is medium.
O: Having this after Spaceman was probably a bit unfair as that beer was just very good. I liked this, but it wasn’t quite as well done.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a very nearly clear pale golden body with a large white head. Aromas of coriander, dryness, pepper, esters, pear, grainy and bready, candi sugar. Flavors are dry, grainy and quite estery. Pepper, candi sugar, marmalade. Grainy. Dry, warming and complex.
UVBrewery (1) - - JUL 31, 2011 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little spicy up front but "to the point" with very little after taste bitterness. A little sweet. Definitely a "strong" ale as far as alcohol content but no alcohol burn in the taste. I would drink this again but I wouldn’t piss off my wife to get it.
beersearcher (2175) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pretty gold. And this is certainly a Belgian strong. Big yeast taste with some spice on the back followed by a lot of alcohol burn. This is a deceptive beer that is also pretty tasty.
pushkinwow (1618) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample on tap at OB. Pale bubbly yellow with off white head. Mild belgian yeast, caramel, huge grains. Sweet, medium carbonation and body, don’t like the sweetness though - the grains and malt almost make it like corn syrup with light belgian spice and yeast. Balance is also off - would avoid this one again.