wyseman3 (10) - Freeland, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice Belgian yeast and Dark fruit notes. Decent head and lacing, beautiful color and nice mouth feel.
ralflott (2) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in mid-Michigan, August 2012. Compared surprisingly favorably in a head-to-head to a few other other self-described "Belgian" microbrewery offerings.
A welcome Belgian flavor similar to comparable Brewery Vivant Belgian ales. While not quite as enjoyable as the Brewery Vivant offerings, the Fortunato is not far behind.
Slightly-cloudy reddish brown, small head. Its initial taste is slightly sweet with a nice Belgian spice/yeast flavor; good mouth feel, medium body and carbonation; nice finish - taste of spices and a pleasant lightly-sour bite. Among the better Michigan Belgian ales of similar style and alcohol content.
drdisque (382) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brownish red slightly cloudy. Flavor is big bold lots of malt and some good sweetness with a bit of a hop kick in the finish. Pretty solid.
Pailhead (3884) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate banana, candi sugar, bubblegum, yeast, and a hint of floral notes. It pours a transparent copper with a small off-whit head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with sweets with candi sugar and Belgian yeast. The finish has moderate banana along with faint bubble gum, spice, and a hint of citrus tanginess. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
milewide (1218) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color. Very modest head for a Belgian. Lots of Belgian spice taste. Commercial description says that the yeast has not been removed, but my bottle was crystal clear. All-in-all, I enjoyed this brew, and would buy it again.
Cybercat (2519) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is fruity and yeasty, not strong but still inviting. It pours a dark clear coppery brown with a decent pale tan head. Flavor has a strong fruity overtone, mainly apple with a hint of banana, as well as yeasty and malty components and a fair amount of fruity sweetness. Texture is fairly smooth and has a nice strong fizz, leaving behind a subtle tingle.
patrick767 (3169) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at last summerís Michigan Brewerís Fest - Pours hazy orange with a lingering head. It has a fruity, yeasty aroma. The flavor is sweet with tasty fruit notes. Itís medium bodied with a lively palate. Good beer.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle . A hazy amber color pour with a small soapy offwhite head , short lasting but leaving some nice jagged lacing ,medium carbonation. Aroma of spice , clove , banana, and bubblegum, with hints of leather and alcohol . Flavor is lightly sweet with some cereal grain , caramel,earthy, clove, and light alcohol . Lightly bitter with a nice belgin yeast profile , short finish , crisp clean mouthfeel , medium to full body , a very nice beer , from a brewery that I am quickly becoming a big fan of . NIce work .
joefoodie (15) - USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A funky Belgian ale. Sour. Candied orange peel. Slightly bitter finish. A little watery, but definitely worth checking out.
hayduke (2963) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was received in a recent trade box from my great trading partner, Styrkzone. This poured brown with a medium sized brown head and medium lacing. Nose is ripe fruit and sweet malts; Medium in body with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is not really up to Trappist standards, but comes close. This is malt forward and the ripe dark fruit shows up nicely. This is a nice drinkable beer. I liked it.