tastybeer (1607) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, gusher! Pour is blonde with a massaive white head, little retention/some lace. Aroma of banana, fruity esters, spice, lemon. Taste is lightly sweet, grassy/spicy hops, fruity esters, peach, a bit tart. Palate is dry, highly carbonated, spicy finish. Be careful when opening, the cork almost took someone’s head off.
rougeau13 (1863) - Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy golden with a large, resilient, off-white head. Aroma of grain, citrus, banana, and spice. Taste is yeasty and a little sweet, lightly bitter, and with just a hint of alcohol. Medium bodied, dry.
JohnnyJ (4077) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 C&C bottle. Bright clear copper gold pour, with a large bubbly head, good retention. Fruity esters, peppery, floral, stone fruit, light banana, dry grain, and a touch of honey. Really nice actually, I usually don’t like this style too much, but this was good. Fairly dry, just the right amount of sweetness, and soft carbonation.
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold pour with a huge white head. Malty nose with slight funk, fruit and a touch of banana. Malty flavor with honey sweetness, Belgian esters and a crisp finish. Tasty stuff!
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a big finger of frothy white head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of pale malts, grains, Belgian yeast, coriander, spices, banana, some farmhouse smells, lemon zest, and a bit of booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of pale malts, grainy malts, coriander, and lemon zest. Through the middle, some more Belgian yeast esters come through with some more fruity esters, spices, and a bit of banana. The finish is a mix of sweet grainy malts, Belgian yeast esters, spices, lemon zest, and a touch of booze.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, sweet, and estery finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice BSPA. Good balance of malts, spices, and yeast flavor.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml. Bubbly (champagne-like) golden body. Huge, frothy white head, mostly lasting. Yeasty aroma of clove and funk. Spicy hops, pear and a hint of cinnamon and toasted grain. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter, a bitterness that lingers despite the heavy carbonation. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Taste of spices and fruits with a hint of Vitamin B in the finish. Overly sweet, though the fizz washes it away before it becomes too cloying. The lingering bitterness also helps balance the sweet. Moderately alcoholic, peppery aftertaste. Pretty straightforward strong ale.
HughConway (743) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours hazy golden, stiff white head. Aroma is sour malt. Taste is sour and malt. Very solid beer.
malrubius (1576) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Decicco. Hazy golden straw with lasting head. Spicy herbal unripe peach vanilla and dough aroma. Peachy vanilla fruity sweetness with very dry herbal woody finish. Perfect Belgian soft mouthfeel, which is very rare. Excellent.
sherm1016 (1052) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, split with my bride. Pours a light amber color with a big white head. Aroma is yeasty, spicy, peppery, a little bready. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, cereal, yeasty, clove, with a clean, spicy finish.
patrick767 (3394) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pours hazy gold with a huge off-white head. It smells yeasty and fruity. The taste is sweet with apple and citrus notes and Belgian yeast spice. The finish of this bubbly brew is somewhat dry. Well done.