rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Drauhgt at Black Tiger, NYC. Amber color, offwhite head. Fruity aroma, banana, pine apples, peach, slightly spicy, raspberry notes and some smoke. Malty, spicy flavor, banana notes and some hops. Tmoney99 (14599) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Growler from Party Town. Poured clear dark rubt color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex caramel malt, tart fruit, banana and bubblegum aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium to heavy complex bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber body with a medium creamy almond head. Aroma of clove, banana, earthiness, toasted malt, and faint plastic. Flavor of rye, light smoke, dark fruit, candi sugar, and caramel malt. DocLock (10721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2008
Draft at DRE. Deep copper toward brown pour with off-white head. Nose is banana, clovey spice, some cobwebby yeasty malt. Tastes malty with a solid banana and clove flavor underneath. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
Growler from Bowery Whole Foods. Deep hazy ruby tinted brown beer. Thick white head. Aroma is herbal with loads of banana and a soft caramelly malt base. Thin Belgian malts. A touch of smoky phenols and honeyed sweetness. Fairly smooth palate, wheaty spiciness and a banana-loaded sweetness. Clovey spiciness and some light chocolate. A bit peppery with a sweet nutty finish. A bit too much banana and it’s strangely thin-bodied. Going blind I’d call this a weizenbock, but the folks at Brooklyn say it isn’t, so we’ll go with that. Not bad.
3fourths (9349) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Draft @ Rustico. Dark tawny murky brown colored body with a toast/tan colored head. Direct brown sugar/toast/trappist-like yeast heavy nose: clove, raisin, toast, dates, etc. Flavor is slightly sweet, chewy, a little gritty - tastes of brown sugar and cherry malts, some booze for sure, more apparent than 9% should be, but overall a pretty damn tasty dark Belgian. Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2008
On Tap at Oldsmar Tavern. Pours clear copper with lasting light tan head. Nose of fruity esters mostly coming from dates, cherries, raisins and prunes. I also get a din of caramel running in the background. The flavor is much like the aroma with neutral-ness to start. The flavor builds into distinct raisin, cherry, prune and date notes. There are also background notes of sweet malts and caramel floating around here and there. Flavors could be melded more. FROTHINGSLOSH (7879) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Sampled on draft at Zeno’s in State College PA this beer poured a chestnut brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was lightly sugary and had a hint of roasty malts and ripe fruits. The flavor was bitter, sweet and sugary with notes of chocolate, tasty malts, and hints of ripe fruits - mostly cherry and pear. The finish was long sweet chocolate. Nice. Radek Kliber (7370) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 18, 2008
On Tap at Blind Tiger (NY) egajdzis (6612) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2008
Appearance: Clear amber brown with medium light – fine creamy top 3+
Nose : Wheat grain with brown malts, spicy black pepper like finish.7-
Flavor/Palate : Medium light bodied with short carbo burst , middle was surprisingly shallow. Caramel malty sides with spiced typical to Belgian ales accents. Its lightness contribute do its decent drink ability.
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Poured a lightly hazy brown amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, light banana, some clove, light fruit, and a bit of smoke. Taste was caramel, dark fruits, some spices, banana, and a dry, alcoholic finish.