Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy, amber-copper colored body with a finger-width, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma has a good amount of plum up front with some Belgian yeast giving off notes of banana and clove. Somewhat grainy, bready, pale malt backing with a touch of toast. Flavor is similar. Thinner feeling plums and grainy malts up front before a slight breadiness comes in and Belgian yeast phenols. The banana and clove picks it up slightly towards the end as does the plum before this finishes pretty clean with a touch of toast and a very light bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a thinner body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, this wasn’t bad, but it left a lot to be desired for me. I know its lighter in ABV%, but it was pretty thin and unremarkable. Eh...
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany with off white head. Aroma has red apple, juicy red
plum, with hint of spice (the menu listed lychee and that is spot on
why didn’t I think o that) Flavors has hint o peat, toffee, plums,
raisin, touch green apple in the finish with spicy yeast profile that
finishes. Thin body, easy drinking, this could work well with food.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Atlas. Pours a somewhat clear reddish amber with a frothy white head. The nose shows some persistent fruitness and a spicy yeast derived phenolic profile. Pretty clean, but the cloves are out of place. On tasting, light bodied, pretty dry with a taste of candied fruit. More of the peppery notes that keep it from really being stellar. Rein in the yeast and you’ll have a winner.
deyholla (11017) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep amber with a tan head that dissipates comeyely. Aroma has a deep grain note with a hint of toast and a good amount of dark fruit, especially plum. Flavor has notes of bread and toast up front with only a hint of underlying dark fruit.