drdisque (491) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at TWO. Pours medium brown. Light mouthfeel. Roasted nut flavor. Slight touches of caramel and spice. Pretty good.
beastiefan2k (2260) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Lockdown, served in a tulip. Dark amber brown in color. Aroma is light Belgian caramel, not sweet but strong with Belgian candy. Its totally Belgian in character with subdued esters and sweetness. Very Dubbel-esque smelling. Flavor has an airy Belgian yeast character with some bitter malt counteracting the well subdued Belgian candy. Sweet, lightly earthy toasty, and light caramel. Has a nice bitter finish. Easy to quaf, definitely not a saison but more of a light Dubbel. The earthy caramel flavors leave me wanting a thicker mouthfeel and reduced carbonation, which is a bit too prickly.
kermis (4200) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Haymarket, Chicago. Pours cloudy amber with an off white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, herbs and malt. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jerry’s UA event. Muddy amber with soft, creamy, beige head, light lacing / Sweet, malty nose of banana, apple, caramel, spice / Medium body, soft carbonation, sweet and somewhat syrupy, but balanced towards hoppy with lots of bitterness/astringency underneath, and very bitter finish / Interesting flavors, but not quite matching the big bitterness, of caramel, apple, banana, chocolate, straw, coriander / Has promise. Seems more like a first effort.