bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank you Jim Daley. Great sipping beer. Clear brown color. Off-white head that quickly subsides. Aroma of root beer, cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of banana. Smooth, creamy, taste. A strong bit of alcohol makes this one a bit boozy.
tightslice (333) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Evernote. Overall notes of candied malts, raisins, sorghum, molasses. A bit too cloying and sweet for me.
rdixon77 (1440) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Murky brown. Fruity, spicy, banana, clove, sweet brown sugar, creamy and full body, solid all the way,
zizzybalubba (1590) - 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 (11) - North Lancaster, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
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 (414) - 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 (1870) - 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 (101) - - 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 (242) - 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 (281) - 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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