50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy copper pour with a white head. Yeasty aromas. Spices, cereal, and malty notes. Decent body and mouthfeel.
gregwilsonstl (866) - USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Prototypical Belgian. Lots of spices. Thin head. Kinda hot but it works well. Tasty.
Mlkluther (46) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. I did not like this beer at all. After tasting it several times I figured out why - cloves. I don't mind a little bit of cloves in a beer but the clove flavour was overpowering. If you don't like cloves you won't like this beer.
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JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a unibroue tulip glass. Pours a darker, muddled amber with a thick froth of beige, orange tinged foam. Great retention. Aroma has notes of fig, raisin, molasses, toffee, and candied fruits. In the taste I get a lot of raisin with a touch of toasted walnuts, clove, a hint of ginger. Dark and sweet. Glad I got a 4-pack of this.
BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 0.5L mug
From: Trader Joe’s in Goleta, Calif.
Price: $8.99 for a variety 4-pack
Purchased: July 5, 2013
Consumed: July 19, 2013
Misc.: Best before Feb.1, 2016; Foil wrap on bottle cap
Poured a dark reddish amber murky color with four fingers of frothy khaki head. Average amount of lacing on the sides of the glass, very good retention all the way down.
Smelled wet malts up front, then got dark Belgian spices, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, toffee, faint gingerbread and light pepper notes.
Tasted similar to the nose. Got those warm Belgian spices - cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Also light gingerbread, caramel, toffee and some roasty malts. Cinnamon or nutmeg lingers on the tongue after.
Medium body. Slick-to-thick texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.
Another good beer by Unibroue. That’s 3-for-3 for me.
Vestlake (69) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange brown color with a quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma is yeast and spice. Taste is yeast, malt, and a touch of fruit. Nice crisp finish with a little alcohol warmth to finish it off. This one got better with each sip. Truly enjoyable.
Spab (1974) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the beerbistro. Pours a lightly hazed orange/amber with large off-white head. Aroma is stewed apples, caramel and spice. Flavour is slightly sweet cooked apple, caramel and clove. Dangerously drinkable at 8%.
Prufrockstar (449) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle that gushed all over the place when opened (definitely not expecting that. Head flourishes and then is gone in a flash. Murk, dark brown pour. This isn't sounding anything like the other reviews ... still I proceed. Aroma of baking spice, apples, candi, raisin, and not much else. Taste is dry, with a bitter, lasting ethanol finish. Lively tongue-assaulting carbonation, surprisingly thin texture. Overall - I'm going to assume this is not what this beer was supposed to be. Next time I try it I'll rerate, but I'm in no hurry.
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davewaz (28) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Powerful flavor, thick beer, flavor lots of banana, some caramel without being sweet, hint of vanilla on the back. Great after taste, leaves you wanting more. This is a very good beer :)
sawbuck (222) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of raisins, caramelized sugar, and some alcohol. Nice dark amber color, with frothy white head that holds well. Nice sweet fruit and spice in the beginning, Has a nice balance of bitterness and sweetness throughout, and that typical alcohol burn at the end that warms you up. Best of the 4 pack sampler from Trader Joes.