arminjewell (4159) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with off white head, aroma is belgian candi sugar, some vanilla, dark fruit, and a bit of ester. Taste is esters and sweet fruit up front leading into the yeasty spice with a sweet sticky finish. Good brew.
drfabulous (2939) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewpub. Malty sweet Quad like beer driven by Belgian yeast for flavor. Not a bad beer at all.
cbkschubert (2867) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler via trade with tytoanderso - Pours a clear deep copper color with a 1/2 finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, light yeast, sweet malt, and spice. Flavor is much of the same. Aftertaste is borderline cloying. Medium body. A nice Belgian ale. Thanks Tyler.
BVery (4247) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
TAP: at Town Hall, 2.22.09. Clear amber pour, low head. Good Belgian spice/yeast aroma, nice malty, fruity, and spicy taste.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught during Winterfest 2009 in St Paul, MN. Pours a semi-clear copper amber brew with a thin off-white head that dissipates nearly clean. Aroma of Belgian yeast, some banana, clove, cotton candy and some candi sugar. Taste is medium bodied, very little carbonation with flavors of vanilla, banana esters, candi sugar and a touch of berry. Finish is semi-sweet with a berry and banana aftertaste that slowly disappears. Nice alcohol warmth to this grand cru. Stronger than the one seven years ago.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brownish rusty dark amber, with almost no head. Watching subsequent glasses being poured I saw an overabundance of tan foam - they had some early carbonation issues, apparently (though not with the first round at our end of the bar). A very mild ’Belgian’ maltiness in he aroma.
Very nice tasting beer. Sweet malt and a bit tangy and fruity too. Nicely balanced between sweet and bitter, but no real hop taste is discernable. I love the finish - medium dry, fruity, and tart (reminded me of Rodenbach in the finish). Some people compared the finish of this beer to champagne, but I would say more like a medium dry red wine.
waolsen (1322) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap. clean amber pour. big spice aroma. clove, bannana, sugar. high alcohol taste. very interesting if not that great.
kramer (3873) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler, via BA JeffKrenner. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold colored body under a one finger fine bubbled creamy white head. Rather thick looking, as it shows some sticky legs with a good swirl. Aroma is very sweetly malty with a good deal of fruitiness and lighter notes of alcohol, yeast, and bananas. Flavor is very very sweet up front with lots of hefty pale malt. It finishes with a good bit of alcohol and fruitiness. Mouthfeel is quite thick and rather syrupy in texture. Carbonation level is moderate and fizzy, pretty great for a 2 week old growler. Finishes slightly sticky with a waft of alcohol vapors. Overall, pretty good, although it did get a little cloying as I progressed. Glad I had some others to share this with, cause a whole growler would have been tiresome.
Nuffield (3347) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright amber/red, almost pink raspberry. Yeasty, raspberry and strawberry, kool-aid, and cough medicine. Lots of flavor but it takes a while to come out with it. Some alcohol. Something frothy, something odd, something earthy. Fine and interesting. (on tap at brewpub)
muzzlehatch (4425) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
10 oz goblet at the brewpub, October 8 2006. Stolidly sitting in the chalice, a translucent dark amber with a small ring of lasting head and a fair amount of bubbling....vapourously visiting my olfactory center is bright sweet peach/apricot syrup, honey and maybe a little maple, fresh-baked cookie yeast and faint wet grasses....soporifically stunning the tongue is extraordinary sweetness which rapidly grows cloying and well-nigh undrinkable despite some interest from lightly smoky malts and tobacco....thickening textures tickle the tongue with sticky, slushy syrup and cardboardy chalkiness finishes for a saddening spectacle from this normally numinous micromanipulator of heady hoppy heaven. Ho hum.