heemer77 (5008) - 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.
jkwood04 (2283) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours ruby/brown with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some alcohol, caramel malts, sugar, and light floral hops. Flavor about the same. Average to smooth texture. Not bad for an American version of a Belgian strong ale.
monkeychugg55 (781) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber with a small head. The aroma is very light on this, as was the body and flavor for the most part. .The candi sugar dried this out too much because of the lack of richer malts. This has a light body and thin flavor for a Belgian strong ale. Drinkable but lacks the full, complex body I prefer in most beers of the same category.
islay (740) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Aroma features cookie, carrot cake, peach, plum, sweet cigar tobacco, carob, rhubarb, and some dryness. Pours an effervescent copper with a moderate amount of taupe head. Mostly clear with slight haze. Produces pretty good lacing. Flavor matches the aroma. Malted chocolate milk shake and tartness in the taste. Medium body. Lively and crisp in the palate. Solid palate effects. Enjoyable overall; itís a good beer.
drdisque (377) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12 oz bottle. Pours ruby slightly ruddy amber and slightly cloudy. Not much aroma - of syrup and alcohol. Noticeable alcohol bite. Fairly bright sweet flavor with a well balanced medium bitterness. Pretty good, but not exceptional.
nuplastikk (3275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Had it on tap and wasnít that impressed. Unfiltered, amber-copper. Soapy, thin head. Just doesnít capture the essence of a good Belgian beer, so why even go there? Dull, undercarbonated body. Sweet malt tones, some decent depth there. Not much to speak of in the hop realm, pretty not there. Drinkable, not overbearing. Sweet caramel tones, with a fruity yeast balance. OK.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle pour. Great interpretation of the Belgian style. Not as good as itís competition, but a respectable effort. Good alcohol content to drink while camping.
northropfrye (1347) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Not bad, but disappointing for the style. Copper colour with thin white head, quickly fades. Aroma of bread, and a bit of bubblegum. Taste is sweet grapes, bubblegum, malts. The problem is that the bready British pub taste is stronger than the sweet fruity Belgian flavour you should expect, and I I prefer, in this style. Nothing too spectacular here.
madvike (2077) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours rosy amber with a foamy off-white head. Nose is pear and mango with a bit of coriander and a sweet malt base with a bit of yeast character. Taste falls a bit flat. Itís got some oaky sharpness, tropical fruitiness, citrus rind, more coriander, and some sweet sticky malt. Medium bodied with a bit of carbonation and slickness. A little too sweet and sticky for my tastes.
vikingguy (618) - 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.
Gordon4152 (1) - - 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.