Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New England Bucket List Trip #235. Pours a hazy bronze with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of bread, clove, brown sugar, banana, green banana. The taste is caramel, toffee, brown sugar, citrus, stone fruit, spice, yeast. Medium bodied, mild lingering spice, well balance.
nimbleprop (5567) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
10oz goblet at the brewery pours a clear brown with some thin, off white head. Nose has some malt, a little pumpernickel, a ton of clove, perhaps too much clove, dates, raisins, a little nail polish. Flavor has a lot of spice, just too much clove and nutmeg and banana, some bread crust, some date. Boozy finish. Drinks heavier than 7.5%.
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the pub: Poured dark red and hazy. I like it that Selin’s Grove serves all beers at a nice temp...never too cold. This year’s version was dominated by an intense fruitiness..... possibly cherry, with some backround spiciness...quite complex, and I couldn’t begin to unravel all the flavors .It was well worth the wait and I enjoyed it quite a bit.
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours slightly hazy red with thin, light beige head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, yeast, dark fruit, and light spice. Flavor is heavy caramel and cookie malt, light earthy hops, and average dark fruit esters; slightly sweet, yeast finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy off-white head short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, dates, nutmeg and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, light alcohol, spices, faint hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
orangesol (960) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on-tap at the Brewpub during SGBC’s 15th anniversary party.
A - Pours hazy brown, with reddish tinges around the edges, with a creamy one finger tall off white head leaving light lace down the glass.
S - Smells of candied sugar, dark fruits, clove, banana, and some light spice makes up most of the nose. This one smells pretty sweet with some interesting flavors.
T - Taste is pretty much the same as the nose. Starts off with quite a bit of candied sugar sweetness slowly giving way to a mix of dark fruits and the typical belgian yeast flavors of clove, banana, and spices. A light chocolaty flavor creeps in as it warms up. Finish is mostly just sweetness, lingering on the pallet for some time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, slightly boozy feel that lingers on the pallet long after each sip.
O - I have had this one a few times now. I will never say that I love it but it is yet another solid offering from Selin’s Grove. I suggest you try it for yourself, especially if it is near the solstice.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a dark brown color with a bit of a mahogany hue. Moderate head that doesn’t bring much lacing with it. Smells like dark fruits and a bit of caramel and toffee. A bit of light booze. Taste is dark fruit, dates, and a bit of caramel. Moderate body with good carbonation. Overall, just a fairly plain version of the style without much oomph in any department.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has the soul of the dunkle weizen and the alcohol content of the double. Light lacing on the sides. Lovely spice notes on the nose and the palate. Amazing smoothness for the alcohol level.
Nejhleader (1307) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
really nice double, has a dark ruby purple colour, sweet aroma. flavour was sweet a bit fruity, seemed to have a bit of grape in the flavour, a bit dry, has a nice subtle aftertaste of toffee.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Day-old growler, filled @ Selin’s Grove. Pours a dark, hazy amber-brown color; thin, light tan head with patchy retention and solid lacing. Brown sugar and dried fruits in the aroma. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: cola, dried dark fruits, and brown sugar upfront; a white pepper / dry yeastiness is present as well, but ultimately the mouthfeel seems a bit muddled: a bit syrupy, coupled with an almost tannic brown sugar presence; not chalky, but close. Plenty of cola and brown sugar in the finish.