dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Spirits Rt 166. Poured an unimpressive medium density golden body under a fizzy medium sized white head. Aroma of yeast, bubblegum, dry tropical fruits, sugar, troast, clove and banana. Full big body with lively carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor is the same as the aroma with a big nod to the Belgian yeast strain followed by bubble gum and dry tropical fruits. Meh this is okay but not really feeling it tonight.
chinchill (1255) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, Bottled on 25 April 13, served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours a hazy yellow-golden with a small head. The head soon reduces to a ring but manages to produce average lacing.
S: Lemon, pear, starfruit & apple plus spicy hops. Some subtle banana comes to the fore in tasting. Like many Belgians, this one tastes much better than it smells.
Feel: Medium-light body; crisp carbonation; finishes semi-dry
O: easy to drink; a very solid example of style that could readily pass for an actual Belgian.
Jabic (372) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ar: Peach and cloves - a bit medicinal.
Ap: Hazy golden - medium white head with decent retention and a ring of foam remaining.
T: Banana and peach, with a touch of malt sweetness - clove and rosy alcohol, with a lot of clove coming through - medicinal flavor comes forward with some prominence - medium-low bitterness - peppery and more banana on the finish.
P: Medium body with high carbonation, creamy and full - finish is dry.
O: This beer has a lot going for it, but the medicinal quality is just a bit too forward, and really detracts from some of the other nice flavors.
Bif (1256) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2013 Pours a nice golden color with a fair head and bits of lacing. Aroma of mild citrus, fresh fruit, with a hint of malt sweetness. Taste is quit clean with a mild fruit sweetness, with a bit of citrus and malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly moderate body, crisp and refreshing. The 7% ABV is very well hidden. Nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer that goes down way too easy.
Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy yellow color with a thin white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of bread, toast, spice, herbal hop finish. The taste is stone fruits, yeast, heavy phenolic spice. Medium bodied. Decent.
nj_BierMaven (93) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours bright golden from growler, creamy head laces the tulip glass. Aroma of tart apple and mild banana uneasiness. Creamy on first taste yielding to a surprising bitter, refreshing finish that nicely matches the tart apple hints. Flavors and aroma deepen as it warms in the glass.
jefcon (1303) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruit-laden aromas of banana, peach, clove, apple, pear. Creamy palate, creamy look in the glass. Full with a long finish. Lush hops, straw, medium sweetness, golden raisin.
closey22 (631) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold with lasting lacy white head; aroma of apples and yeast; Flava of grain ape and yeast; feels medium creamy with nice sharp fizziness; finishes dry slightly bitter with crisp sweet and tart apple notes
firkinChad (49) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter dated 3/25/13. A-Fruity yeast, clove, banana. A-mostly clear with a straw yellowish orange tint. Head is barely held, no lacing. Taste-Big fruity esters with clove and slight spiciness. P-dispite the impression of the head leaving so quickly it actually has nice carbonation. It has sweetness that still comes acrossed as balanced with the spiciness. O-Rich, Fruity, and spicy. I enjoy this beer a lot. I get a bit of heat in my back palate from the alcohol.
Onionkid (355) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of alcohol and yeast. The taste is sweet and yeasty for the most part, a bit cloying after a while. The yeast kinda sharply sticks out, and the beer overall tastes a bit boozy. Can taste a bit of hops at the very end. Decent, not as great as I hoped. 7% alcohol.