tatinek (40) - South Dakota, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Share this bottle. clean copper pour with long lasting head, sweet, syrupy, spicy. Too complex for my taste. I probably just donít like this malty of a beer.
roder60 (1279) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear orange color with minimal fizzy white head. Aroma is really sticky sweet and yeasty. Flavor is generally uninspiring: very sweet candy sugared malt base, with some spice and yeastiness, and a banana lemon finish. Body rather thin. Overall, just so so.
alexsdad06 (4341) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a bright clear orange amber color with a small white head. The aroma has a sweet honey, lightly toasted malt, fruity (pears, citrus), and a fairly strong alcohol presence. The flavor has a pale/bready malt base, honey, pears and citrus fruit, a strange bitterness, and too much alcohol. The sweetness and high alcohol donít mix well. The bitterness seems out of place. Medium-full bodied, but the alcohol is too much in front. Strange.
Rating #109 for this beer.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden color with a white head. Aroma of lemon, and a little banana and spice. Very sweet, medium sourness, and lightly bitter. Not so good.
HogTownHarry (5976) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle ( 22oz ). Shared by garthicus with me and blankboy. Clear amber, small white head. Sweet, boozy and thin aroma - an odd nuttiness, but mostly booze and sugary fruit. Taste - same, really strong alcohol, dry and yeasty, but in the background - really boozy. Thin, astringent, weakly carbonated, with a long dry, slightly sour finish. Ehhh - not great.
garthicus (2567) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Golden orange with a medium white head. Flavour: Vanilla, raisin, slight alcohol tang. Flavour: Super sweet, lots of vanilla, tiny amount of ginger, alcohol very definitely evident, some winter fruits and a long sticky caramel finish. Just okay.
jeremytoni (2887) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured brown with a good amount of head. Sweet spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.
beernovice39 (3075) - Montana, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, over 10% and I tasted nothing of the booze, so, look out...easy drinking here. Not my style of choice but this was a surprise, I liked it.
TipsyMcStager (1127) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 002. Yeasy and banana aroma. Pours clear golden, no head. Sweet, yeasty and fruity. Thin body with alcohol finish.
drpimento (2083) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting beer. Iím impressed. Poured with a nice white head and a little lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is a little mild; not much of the Belgian aromas, but nice. Flavors and body are on the soft side, sweet with bitter overtones. Alcohol is sneaky. Great body and carbonation. Finish is easy. Oddly in spite of the alcohol itís almost a session brew.