bikeclj (13) - Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great banana notes in both taste and aroma very light chestnut color definitely big beer and very smooth
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Hopswagger (179) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Celebrating the Vertical Epic Series
P: Pours a bright effervescent golden body with sudsy white head.
S: Spicy, citrus soap aroma, clove, powdery yeast, bubblegum, pepper corns, lime, bananas and a touch of oxidation.
T/M: Dull fruit flavors, citrus, lime zest, honey wheat bread, booze and timid tartness. Body is medium and has gritty soap chalkiness. Carbonation level is nice a crisp.
O: Flavors are dialed down but after 9 years a truly impressive beer that was a treat to enjoy. Line was the key ingredient in this brew and the spices really complimented it. Easy drinking and smooth.
Serving type: on-tap
NeoHippie2 (754) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, hazy golden pour. Aromas of citrus and herbs with notes of clove and banana. Flavor has a nice citrus zing at first with the clove and banana notes coming through in the finish. Very drinkable and has held up well. Props to StFun for the bottle!
JStax (2569) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a clear light gold with no head. Bready, caramel, cardboard, honey in the aroma. Tastes sweet and herbal. Light body and light carbonation.
BOSSbrewer (1250) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Hazy light brown pour. Spicy. Yeasty. Slightly tart. Nice beer.
Beergeek23322 (1955) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/28/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Cloudy light amber color with a short white head. Itís amazing how well this beer held up. buttery and sticks aromas with honey, lime, malt and spice. Maybe past itís prime, but still very drinkable. Caramel, spice and light hoppy flavors.
HonkeyBra (3073) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft. Continuing on with these beers that have been aged longer than they should have been. When this beer was released I was 18 and a freshman in college. I was in my third trimester of college. I remember I spent that trimester going to sleep early, walking up early, attending my PoliSci 101 class at 8 am. I didnít drink beer then. I didnít like it. I hated the odd sweetness of the cheap lagers that flowed like water in college.
This is golden, small white head. Aroma of oxidation, weird candy lime notes, some mild generic sweetness. Mild clove. Flavor is sweet, lots of cardboard, weird old belgian spices, some candy lime notes. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Finishes oddly sweet. Meh.
burg326 (3086) - Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an orangish color with aromas of light wheat, citrus, malt and banana. Flavors are the same with some light esters.
Butters (3665) - 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 (319) - 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 (778) - 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.