Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Sampled from 12-oz, white waxed top bottle and shared by Bobby91w and Bulldogp04 during Surly D-Day. Pours a semi-clear reddish copper amber brew with a decent off-white head that has some nice retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of light banana esters, cloves, candi sugar, a touch of dark pitted fruits, and some mild herbs. Taste is medium to full bodied, lightly carbonated, with flavors of multi-grain malt, banana esters, just a touch of cloves, candi sugar, a touch of plums, and a hint of dark berries. Finish has a slight metallic texture from its high alcohol presence with a semi-dry banana/yeast aftertaste that is quite refreshing. Uf Da! Lots of alcohol in this strong Belgian ale. Nicely done!