jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy reddish brown with a thick off-white head. Distinct spice smell, flavor accompanies. Warming and not boozy. Slightly dry and carbonated. Bottle was aged a year
zizzybalubba (1563) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Newport News, VA. Murky brownish-orange pour with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and light fruit. Great, well-balanced, taste of plums, brown sugar, ginger, and cloves. Moderate alcohol warming. A great Belgian-style ale.
PeteP (9) - North Lancaster, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Served in a tulip glass cool, not cold, from a 750ml bottle. Definitely a spicy/fruity, sweet aroma. I cannot discern any banana, as other reviewers have noted, There’s an unusual hoppy note that I recognize from other Belgians. A repeat purchase!
katrinaez (351) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can’t remember if in bottle or tap. Warm and spiced but not over the top. Not super thick like a quad.
gegwilson (1778) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from drinks of the World, Geneva. Quite a murky brown colour with a good cream head. Sweet toffee aroma. Fruity flavour with aniseed, port, spice. Tasty stuff.
Pumpkin87 (85) - - MAR 15, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours slightly cloudy amber with small-medium off-white head that reduces to attractive skim but doesn’t leave lacing.
Especially closer to room temperature, the nose ranges through apple, banana, clove, pepper, caramel, dough. On the palate, there’s also orange oil, and the peppery alcohol cuts the sweetness. Creamy medium body with alcohol heat slightly drying the finish.
I don’t know how these Québécois do it, but this is another argument that Canada is the New World home of Belgian _ that is, great _ beers.
Pours clear pale to medium amber with one finger of pillowy off-white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, no lacing. (4/5) Nose is banana and cloves, doughy yeast, stone fruit, caramel malt. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (8/10) Medium body, lively carbonation, off-dry lingering spicy finish with a moderate alcohol warming. (4/5) Not a lot to say about this - a true classic, and one of the best Belgians outside of Belgium. Smooth and drinkable despite the higher ABV, which manifests as a pleasant warming. (16/20)
lukedarock (238) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks absolutely awesome, creamy banana like flavor with cloves coming through like a spring flower not something I will crave but a good hit once and awhile
Andyman262 (4) - LaMesa, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
great malty taste,nice dark amber,med to strong sweetness,med body, semi creamy
SlimHabib (275) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. Dark copper amber color with a large tan head. Aroma is strong spices, with cloves, ripe fruits, sweet malts, and light alcohol. Full creamy body. Medium to heavy sweet beer. Very tasty.
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Camons (6996) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, sweet fruit, banana, light spice. Flavor is light sweet, malty, yeast, caramel, fruit, banana, coriands, alcohol. Full body, average carbonation, warming alcohol. 130910
Randy4Beer (319) - - MAR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium copper colour, with a light white head.
Aromas are apples, red fruit peels, bit of bread, bit of brewed coffee.
Crisp palate, with a medium to light mouthfeel.
More fruity tastes. And some spicey nuttiness.
Overall, this is a good solid brew, but I was expecting more (haven’t had it in years and I was drunk with a dead nose and palate that time, so this is my first real review of it). Ok, but I wouldn’t run out and buy more.