bluemooner (586) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear ruby-amber with a foamy tan head and some lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, and some mild fruit. Flavor is quite a bit of sweet, toasty malt, yeast, sugar, caramel, figs, plums, raisins, and bananas with some spices. Meaium body with medium carbonation and alcohol hidden well. Pretty good.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at el Bait Shop. A rich copper body with an off white head. The nose has some funky leather and pears. Notes of cinnamon and cloves. Taste is sweet gum and pears. Finishes with cinnamon spice. Decent with a thick body.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy amberish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, candi sugar, toast, bananas, and some spices. Tastes of yeast, grains, candi sugar, fruity/bananas and the same lighter spices. Alcohol content hidden for 8%.
vikingguy (761) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy amber-orange color, small white head. Belgian yeast on the nose. Taste has notes of dark fruit, banana & belgian yeast. Rich, sweet and flavorful.
badgerben (4363) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange color with a small head. Light spice and bready aroma. Flavors of banana and bread. Light butteriness. Grainy. Slightly bitter finish.
tmoreau (2128) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. and served to a snifter with a clear, deep coppery hue, a modest amount of off white head foam that reduced fairly quickly to a ring & film, and good, ribbony cling to the lacing. The aroma was light yeast & spice, soft malt, candy sweetness, and fruit that was mainly cherry & plum. The flavor contributed moderate, lingering, earthy hop bitterness, mild malt, noticeable but subdued alcohol warmth, a touch of tartness to the esters, a medium+ body, soft carbonation, and a lightly syrupy texture. Strength and complexity were okay but didnít impress.
Gordon4152 (2) - Lenexa, USA - OCT 8, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reminds me of the Belgian ales drank whilst in Europe. Love the slightly sweet aftertaste. Full bodied and yet thirst quenching. I think that brewer Eric captured this style exactly.
JK (4293) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is not Summitís best effort. Amber color, and very low carbonation. It has a recognizable Belgian yeast, but little else that makes me think of an abbey ale, lacking in the rich malt flavors of a dark abbey ale. I love saaz hops in a pilsner, but I am not sure they work here. They might have tried for a traditional dubbel or abt ale, something they have not made before as far as I know. This experiment did not work out very well.
demitriustown (1033) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is nicely fruity, yeast, plum, light bubblegum, and some nice spices. Appearance is a clear reddish/brown with a thick off white head that lingers for quite a while. Taste is really nice smooth, effervescent, the plum notes are more prevalent with yeast coming through. Starts off light but melds into something a lot more hardier. Palate is medium mouthfeel, with a lingering fruity, plum-like aftertaste. Also a slight alcohol bite. Overall, Good stuff. Cheers!
Ericular (495) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good beer. Starts off smooth and light, then the flavor builds quickly, an effervescent plum flavor hits and fades into a great yeasty/bready aftertaste. 8% ABV with not much alcohol taste and some warmth. Really easy drinking and tasty.