johnroblawson (56) - Ames, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2016 OKplus (788) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a hazy garnet with a 1 finger of light-tan head that retains very well.
S - A mix of green and red apples, solid caramel background blends with raisins, prunes, figs, spice, with a nutty praline aroma. Hints of dark rum and pine.
T - Dark fruit, raisins, Adriatic fig, currants, raw brown sugar, spice, all blend with a candy syrup sweetness with notes of caramel covered bananas. Dense malt backbone layers well with the fruit esters and spice.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, nice dry finish.
This is a staple December beer in my house. Bold flavors that are delicately inter-weaved. Very well done.
Serving type: bottle
Alcohol too prominent with little interest taste-wise. Average but nothing special. SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle: Poured caramel tan head. Aroma is big fruit and yeast aroma. Nice fruity soft yeast nice tingle. kevinator (2705) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Faint aroma of caramel and figs. Dark caramel color. Palate is too light. Flavor of fig, sweet caramel and biscuit. Belgian character not as present. bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2015
10 oz pour from tap into tulip glass. Nice ruby color. Fruity yeasty nose, cherry fruity taste. Flavor Belgian beer. GreatDane1632 (1174) - North Dakota, USA - APR 7, 2015
Brought home from Oklahoma -- 12oz bottle into a pint glass pours a ruddy gold with quickly dissipating bubbles. Aroma is light caramel and phenols. Flavor is very pleasant caramel with a hint of yeast funk. The beer is a little light for my preference.
alexsdad06 (10784) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2015
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 in October 2011. Pours a murky brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, Belgian yeast, fruit, apples, some strange citrus, toasted malts, weird. slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"super fruity and bready aroma...like a doppelbock on crack. thick feel, but slightly overcarbonated. flavor much the same as the aroma with lots of sweet light fruit, doughy, with a hint of controlled spice. nicely done. thanks to Hannah for the trade aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pours a slightly hazed red brown at start, finishes with a significant amount of chunky sediment. A lot of overripe fruit and dates. Malty body, but overcarbonated and fizzy. swanmann (778) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 25, 2014
From the 12oz: It’s cloudy, rusty orange/brown with few slight tan bubbles. It smells very sweet, with apricot, banana, caramel, biscuit and alcohol. The flavor is the same; good caramel sweetness with a touch of sour fruit zing and nice toasty bitterness. It finishes with bitterness and a slight hoppy twang. The palate is just south of full, with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel, almost prickly carb. I think mine could be a bit young. Fantastic to find in a 12 oz.... Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 11, 2014
Draft. This was a decent belgian style but nothing special. It definitely got better as it warmed up.