Ughsmash (6912) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle. Poured clear, deep reddish-amber with a nice beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter dark fruits, molasses, and raisins with nice spices plus earthy/herbal yeasty notes around.. a little on the sweet side, but solid. The flavor found prickly alcohol and peppery spices on the tip of the tongue with darker fruits, honey, candi sugar, and molasses following.. fairly sharp on the finish with spices and somewhat astringent boozage leading. Heavier-bodied with moderate (ideal) carbonation on the palate.. just a bit sharp and sugary, but this was aiight.
Fritz123 (561) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share...thanks Dan! Poured into snifters. Deep brown pour with a white fluffy head in the tradition of a good Belgian. Good lacing throughout. Aroma of Belgian yeast, bread, candy sugars, alcohol, and spices. Teh taste is similar with the spices on the front and the sweet candy on the back-end. Not as boozy as I thought it would be. Dry finish with light fruit and sweetnesss. Medium to full body and good carbonation.
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Julie who got it at Spec’s in San Antonio. Pours dark ruddy amber with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and spices. Med body, or better. Flavor is very spicy, with darker fruits and somewhat roasted malt. Not a trace of heat. Not getting much fruity ester, but this beast is strong in flavor - so it may be eclipsed. Quite nice to drink in the evening!
brewballs (111) - USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazing brew! Renewed my faith in the power of Texas brews! Most definitely a Belgian style beer. Dark hues. Warm notes of rose and Amber. Spongy head. Laces glass with sweet waves of a butterscotch and a fig tinge. Smooth wash down. Extremely delicious! Ranger Creek is going in the right direction with this brew. Solid and complex. One of the year’s finest!
UDBeernut (1251) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from texas santa, I imagine him with a zz top beard. pours deep ruby amber, small cream colored head. lots of yeast in the bottom of the bottle.. d’oh! nose and taste of pitted fruits, burnt sugar. body is slick. booze is a bit rough around the edges.
SBFilms (8) - - MAY 14, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured in Ranger Creek tulip at 50 degrees
Full review at http://lownobudgetreviews.wordpress.com/2013/04/22 (Ryan’s Reviews)
Pours a medium brownish-red with a vigorous light-tan head that sticks around for a long time before slowly fading to a ring of bubbles that coat the inside of the glass and leave behind nice lacing. Held to the light, a deep burnt orange shines through the brown. The nose on LBA reveals its Belgian roots, as the Belgian yeast / ester scents dominate. Some dark fruits, cinnamon, and allspice follow.
The taste is much what one would expect from the smell: it opens with malt intermixed with fig and raisin flavors, and on the backend you get the honey that makes LBA a bit different than your average dark strong ale. These flavors are all pinned to the “standard” Belgian flavors, and if I had to place this in a style I would venture to call it a quadrupel. On the exit, there is a bit of alcohol, but not enough to be bad just enough to warm the belly in a pleasant way.
LBA has a medium body, and a very light mouthfeel that makes it easy to put back, despite it’s near 10% alcohol content. For its color and its strength, LBA is a very easy to drink, easy to enjoy beer, and I greatly enjoy it.
drjay44 (2339) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. bottle. Batch LB-008. Bottled 7/2/2012. Pours a huge, poorly retained ivory head, with some lacing, over a slightly hazy light brown (SRM 20) body.....nose is molasses, brown sugar, light floral honey, raisin, plum, light phenolic medicinal tones....taste is light honey, light molasses, nutmeg, light clove, hints of plum, raisin, finishing with a dry medicinal twinge......mouth feel light of medium, slightly sticky, alcohol burn present, carbonation, after the initial exuberance, low. This falls within the style, but is low on overall complexity in both aroma and flavor, and, in addition, has the moderately off putting medicinal finish. BJCP 7/3/13/3/6
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, dirty sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Dark pitted fruit nose, yeasty, bready, smells good.   A little flat on the tongue, but flavorful.   Very similar on the tongue.   Lots of dark pitted fruit and yeastiness, but not bubley enough.   However, its very enjoyable.   Smooth, but could use some body.   Flavorwise its enjoyable, needs more carbonation though, and could be a little heavier.   Still enjoyable.   Thanks Bill!
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye ( thanks Markus!) poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of toffee, candied fruit, white pepper, light cinnamon and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, fig, earthiness, cinnamon and white pepper with a smooth dry lingering peppery finish. It was better warmed up more than their recommened 48 degrees f.
jimmie65 (318) - Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour w/ tan head. Very complex aroma - fruit, yeast, chocolate, earthiness. Flavors of dark fruit, spice, honey. Excellent beer.