gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pp carlsbad. Nice. Blond amber pour with dececent bright white head. Belgian yeast, bread and slight bannana aroma. Medium body which went down smooth.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at PP C-Bad. Golden hue with a plentiful white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, bread, and banana. Medium body. Sweet and very smooth with a bit of carbonation. Very tasty.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Obriens, fresh of a gold medal performance at GABF! Golden orange hue with light ring of white foam. Nose is citrus, light fruits, bananas, and Belgian yeast. Flavor is Belgian Candi, pears, apples, light citrus, modest malt in the background, finishes with light sweetness. Medium body, lightly viscous texture, light carbonation. A well-balanced Belgian strong with modest sweetness and masked alcohol presence.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on tap when it first came out at PP CBad, and I forgot to rate it, so here I am back trying it again. Yellow color. Banana Belgian yeast aroma. Lightly sweet. Easy to drink. Delicious. Creamy white head.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a clear golden body and a small white head. Aroma of banana esters, pear, and candi sugar. Tastes is Coriander, candi sugar, straw and spice. Light bubbles.
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the Carlsbad brewpub. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Light yeasty and grassy hops aroma. Flavour has light subdued peppery yeasty note. Bitter and towards dry yet with a light malty sweetness. Vague phenolic touch. Ends dry and yeasty spiced.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast and fruit. Medium body, yeast and fruit, some phenols. Dry finish. 060709
Ungstrup (29333) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in Carlsbad. A golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of spicy hops, oranges, and peaches, as well as a touch of butter. The flavor is sweet with notes of citrus, wheat, hops, spices, and a weird note of something I’ve a hard time to name, but is a little like butter.
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m guessing this is what was on tap at Downtown Brown’s in San Diego, even though they had a beer listed as "Lost Abbey Revelation". Has a lot of spicy, peppery notes present in the nose. Perhaps some orange peel, too. Not overly aromatic, though. Transparent golden body with virtually no head. What is there is quickly dissipating. Fruity, sweeter start with some mild estery banana notes in the middle. Maybe some lemon/orange in there, too. Virtually no hop flavor in the finish. Not bad, but not memorable, either.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at papago...
slightly hazy golden colored pour with a short lived fizzy white head. methinks that the glass was still wet...
fruity aroma has notes of bready yeast, candi, toffee without the sugar, warm spices (clove and cinnamon, perhaps coriander) and a bunch of florals.
lots of fruity/banana-like yeast in the flavor... odd? maybe it is the alcohol? (damn, i wish someone would have told me these were 8.5% and stopped serving them in 22’s!) anywho.. other flavors of flowers, pale malt, prickly dry hops, some clove and a dryness similar to
b-king powder. the spice filled finish is fairly dry and leaves an aftertaste which is definitely bananas and their starchiness. it is a bit one dimensional yet tasty.
the body is medium and it has a very drinkable mouth feel. there is a bit of chalkiness and the prickles (whether hoppy spice or carbonation) keep it fun. 7/3/7/3/15/3.5