yngwie (15380) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Doyle’s, Boston. A clear, dark amber colored beer with a small, beige head. The aroma is malty, with dark dried fruits, some alcohol and a bready touch. It’s full bodied, lightly warming and soft on the palate, quite bitter. Prunes, bread notes, raisins and bitterness in the flavor. Lasting warming, bitter finish. Quite nice this one, but a tad dry I think. 150608
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Lui Lui’s - West Lebanon, NH. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. The nose has some caramel, bread, candi sugar. Medium sweet flavor with Belgian yeast, ripe citrus, orange, light pine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes sweet and bready with lightly aged toffee, ripe fruits, candi sugars, light bitter toasty hay. Very tasty.
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a rocky white head. Strong Belgian influence on this one with lots of clove and spice notes. A bit yeasty with some floral and fruity hops, particularly citrus peel. Some banana, too. The flavor is more bitter than expected, but still fairly bready. Citrus peel, pine, and floral notes give a nice hoppy character. Spice and yeast are evident, as is some malt sweetness.
bhensonb (12450) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a multipack from Nugget Market in Davis, CA. Pours clear copper with a slight creamy off-white head. Aroma is spicy/earthy. Med body with creamy carb. There’s Belgian ester (banana) with lots of citrus and resin. Every quaff is a repeat taste sensation. Finishes very Belgian, and more bitter than many of those. Really nice beer.
argo0 (12113) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, melon, some clove, orange, spicy, light straw. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, spicy, some clove, orange. Light-medium body, light resin, very drinkable.
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate spice hop and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy spice bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very good brew.
jcwattsrugger (11557) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is spice-coriander, light malt. Taste is floral hops,spice-coriander, yeast, light malt. Drying.
Ratman197 (11234) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon, straw, yeast and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of yeast, straw, pear, apple, light grapefruit and a hint of pine with a crisp dry moderatly bitter, lingering yeasty finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Grumpy Monk
Date: June 08, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: clear copper, frothy white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, light fruity esters, lots of phenolic spicyness along with floral hops
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, sticky sweetness, lots of phenolic spicyness along with floral hops, medium bitterness, fruity
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from sonnycheeba. Pours clear copper with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is grassy, herbal, spicy, and minty hops with light citrus notes, honey and pale malt with peach and apricot fruity esters, and an earthy Belgian yeast nose. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting dry malt, medium fermentation fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation with light alcohol warmth, and no creaminess or astringency.