DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2004
This beer was sampled at the San Diego Strong Ale Festival. It poured a cloudy orange color with a fairly thick, yet creamy tanned and peachy head. The aroma was definitely peachy with hints of wood, banana, and a slight hint of orange. The taste definitely hints at heavy belgian yeastiness and for whatever reason it has a vanilla/cinammon stick appeal to it. It was pretty light on the yeasties as I got into the beer. Definite banana lingered in the taste and aftertaste with the typical dry ending. I got some definite grapefruits in the ending there. It was lightly carbonated, which was a nice change for those usually heavily carbonated belgians. Overall this was very tasty! beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Medium brown color. Smallish head. Aroma is malty, bready, and spicy with a hint of banana and orange. A medium bodied abbey ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Spicy and slightly sweet. Nice balance between sweet and spice. Very smooth taste. There is a touch of alcohol bite. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2003
big head on a cloudy orangish amber body..a lacy head indeed of tainted peachy white colors...yeasty aroma with banana bread and citrus tones..soft delicate tongue touches...soft flowery flavors of yeast and sweetness..like silky dude, silky. Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Had on tap at San Diego Strong Ale Festival, Pizza Port, Carlsbad on December 6, 2003
This Abbey Ale has a good head with a lot of carbonation. The beer has a cloudy brown/amber appearance and very good lacing to it. The aroma is of malt and spices and the flavor is very strong - similar to your standard tripel. Enjoyable, slight sweetness.