brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with a tall white head.
S: Reeks of sugar. Cloying as any beer I’ve smelled with over ripe bananas and spices being the only break from the sugar (not that they really help much). Bubblegum and cotton candy only add to the problem.
T: This is so sweet, it’s almost got a grainy texture to it. Sugar, sugar, and more sugar with cotton candy, bubblegum, and overly ripe fruits such as bananas and apples. A strong spice character of clove that is also unpleasant.
M: Syrupy with medium carbonation.
O: Unenjoyable on all fronts. I know it’s sort of a dick move to bash this beer considering its purpose, but it’s just not good.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Golden coloured. Clear. Off white dense head. Yeast, sweetness and malt in the aroma. Spices, yeast, citrus and malt in the flavour. Very belgian. Sweet and malty in the end. Thanks Jeppe for sharing.
Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brown coulour with a nice bubbly foam. Spices and alcool aroma with some light hops. Banana, pinenapple, and sweet malts marry well together, with alcool warmth and rich body....very pleasant beer.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling clear, beautiful golden ale.
Small, fizzy, white head.
The nose is malty, fruity,spicy and lemony with a small note of bubblegum. Also a marriage of apricot, pear and clove.
The flavor is sweet up front with a burst of the same marriage of apricot, pear and clove. Banana and apple. Well-bittered to mostly balance things out.
Full-bodied with a fizzy and astringent mouthfeel. Lengthy, moderately bitter finish. A winner! A good cause too!
hopdog (8460) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Poured a medium orangish color with a small sized off whtie head. Aromas of pears, banans, some spices, and citrus. Tastes of the same fruitiness and spices. Some oxidation is starting to set in.
daknole (8348) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and damn good! Gold/orange color with a white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with a subtle note of hops. Spices, sugar and malt come through both on the nose and in the flavor. A slight bit of hops keeps this one balanced very well. I really enjoyed this.
Drake (7850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle shared by cdumler. Thanks! Pours a clear and
very vivid orange color with a thin head, light lacing and very
poor head retention. The aroma is bubblegum, pineapple, banana,
cotton candy, clove and caramel. Taste is pineapple, clove and
caramel. More tart and earthy than the aroma. Full bodied with a
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with WeeHeavySD. Pours with a small white head and a clear golden body. Aroma is fruity and very dry with pears, apples, and a bit of spice. Taste is apples, dry with coriander and other spices. Dryish mouthfeel, light carbonation.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 Cloudy soft orange with a small thin white head. Sickly sweet fruit and sugar aroma, only slightly stinging initially on the lips. Very sweet throughout the drink, a bit thin, but not too bad. A good mouthfeel, a little salty and punchy, full of melon, lemon, unripe peaches and bread.
GT2 (7721) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber thanks to OldStyleCubFan! I’ve never even heard of this beer. So what’s the story with it? Anyway, pours blonde with a decent white head. Not much retention or lace. Aroma is laden with cloves, overripe bananas. Taste is very sweet, loads of candi sugar, bananas, red apples. Dry, powdery, messy finish.