ChazMania (642) - Pasadena, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice clear golden pour with small head. Aroma and flavor are wonderfully matched, banana, spice and citrus. Very clean and delicious beer.
I want more.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2008 A magical Belgian inspired ale. Instead of ending with some twangy yeast flavors, it ended with a nice layer of hops. Tropical fruits such as pineapple and papaya. Better at near room temp. instead of cold.
Juelze (1135) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to my bro for pickin this up. Pours a yellow/golden color with a minute amount of haze and thin white head. Aroma is very reminiscent to Hopslam with huge amounts of citrus hops, pineapple and slight coriander. Taste is a bit more subdued the aroma with the coriander and Belgian spice being the dominant character with the citrus hops tagging along for the run, but never leaving your palate behind. This BSA finishes pretty smooth with only a hint of citric tartness in the finish. Damn good.
Petrucci914 (902) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crisp golden color with a small soapy white head, and some streaks of lacing. Aroma is banana, clove, citrus, and some hops. Taste is about the same, with some bubblegum aspects and a little alcohol on the finish. Pretty refreshing.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice slightly hazy golden color with a small soapy white head. Aroma of bananas, cloves, pineapple, hops, citrus. Flavor is hops, pineapple, citrus, spices, banana, cloves, yeast, malt. Slightly syrupy body, excellent lacing in glass, nice mouthfeel. Interesting style combination, can’t wait to try this one alongside it’s other 9 brothers in a few years.
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours a clear, maybe slightly hazy, gold colour with big carbonation driving a nice white head. Some lacing. Big citrus aroma of pineapple and grapefruit. REALLY easy to drink, nice spice blended well with some more citrus flavour, alcohol and a nice warming finish. Great for the style.
highibus (698) - Vail, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear as a bell golden yellow into my tulip. nice white head with impressive lacing. aroma of spicy hops and crisp fruit (some alcohol too)). flavor is balance and a little dryfruity. nice finish with some alcohol.
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with little head and no lacing. Yeasty nose with lots of banana and a little spice and citus in the background. The flavor is dominated by the yeast with the sweet malty banana and hints of spice, citrus, grapes, alcohol, and clove ending with a slight bitter and dry warm finish. Nice big body, lively carb, light syrupy texture, and dry feel. Nice brew, but a bit rough around the edges. I belive the other bottle I have will age and have a little more to offer.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 95, Strong Belgian, Trappist, Tulip, Tumbler
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8.6% in 16.9 fl oz. estimated at 372 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $6.99
Aroma: inviting, fruity overtones, some hops. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: brilliant, clear, golden, white head, short lived, very little lace. 4 out of 5.
Taste: some fruit, mostly hops, smooth, medium craft. 8 out of 10.
Palate: wet, sticky, medium bitter finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Reminds me of a lighter version of Brooklyn’s Hopfen Weisse or Chouffe’s Belgian IPA mix. I’d have it again, but I wouldn’t wait until 2012 for it. A well crafted beer, but not a favorite. I like the style quite a bit. 17 out of 20.
BOLTZ7555 (2704) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just not very thrilled about this beer...not at all reminiscent of the style and alcohol heat dominate. 10 karat pour yields a dense 2-inch off-white foam. Aroma is mild banana, yeast, citrus, and spice. Flavor also celebrates banana and yeast; although the hops are definitely present, as well. Bitter and thin, with pungent alcohol present. Not bad but will hopefully hold up and mellow.