Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber pour at the sat tasting. Sweet but muddled. Flavors are cardboard and toast and caramel. Definite ly past its prime.
ClassyBeagle (291) - USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FROM NOTES: July 3, í12
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Stone pint glass in Denver, CO.
A: Very strong banana and coriander notes, with a sharp note of ripe plantain. Slight alcohol burn.
A: Poured a deep coppery-golden color and very clear with a fine white head that quickly dissapated into a ring.
T: Followed the nose closely. Strong flavors of creamy banana and coriander fade into a citrus, orange-lime transition with an under-stated, moderately bittered finish. Wasnít very complex.
P: The body and carbonation were quite good for the flavors. I really enjoyed the subdued sweetness level, making for a nicely drinkable strong ale.
O: Iím optimistic about this beer. While itís wasnít all that drinkable at release (the flavors are a bit harsh, and too bluntly separated, lacking continuity), the flavors are interesting, and Iím pretty confident that with age they will blend together into a truly lovely brew.
kathouse (721) - Nevada, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold with a Lager like aroma. Wheat body with spice and a bright citrus flavor. Very straight forward profile. Certainly not epic. Must let warm before the flavors come through. Better than first sip.
jmagnus87 (2027) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Banana with citrus and belgian yeast. Still pretty good.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pours orange, mostly flat (not surprising). Aroma is some weak belgian yeast. Some malts and banana flavor, again fairly weak.
portableparty (1872) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBSG. Poured golden with a thin white head that faded to a thin ring. Aroma was old faded fig and malt yeast. Taste was also hidden fig and fruit with oxidized malt yeast. Palate thin slick.
BVery (5121) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber at RBSG. Golden pour, white head. A bit old, some vegetable soup elements. Sweet - grape and fig. Okay.
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to skinnyguy! Clear orange pour, minimal carbonation and an aroma of slightly oxidized Belgiany yeast. Flavor is lightly oxidized malt, sweet and slightly bitter dry banana. Holding up very well.
JPDurden24 (1379) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright gold pour with not much head. A lot of honey in the aroma and it is prevalent in the taste. Most of the cinnamon is missing due to age.
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ACHops (472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap from the cellar @ Brouwers. Pours bright golden with thin white head. Aroma is cinnamon sugar, banana, and rich bitter. Weird, I know. Taste is smooth golden pale malt with a mellow bitter finish. Oaky, aged flavors throughout. Likely due to the 9 years this has sat around. Not spectacular, but how could you pass something like this up?