tennisjoel (1496) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Gold in color, and active bubbles making it champagne like in appearance. No sediment. Tightly bubbled head. Aromas of sour apple, pear, honey, and soap. Tart flavor for a belgian, but not the tart that I like say in a saison or brett dominated brew. A little rough on the palate. Flavor gets slightly cloying. Not terrible, but just doesn’t get any better drinking more. Ok in small quantities. Somewhat dry finish. rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma of spices, yeast, citrus and maybe even a little banana. Taste is sweet, banana, yeast, spices, and metallic. The banana and metallic taste linger along with the sweetness after sipping on this one. I was disappointed overall with this beer. jmcguire1969 (163) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2008
This was a nice surprise coming out of Full Sail. I’ve not tasted a ton of their beers but really don’t think of them as very proficient at Belgians. Now, this wasn’t the most amazing of beers but it was really good. The fact that my wife surprised me during the super bowl with a nice craft ale probably made it taste that much better. I didn’t see any Full Sail ads...maybe next year. douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2008 Bomber from the state wine store. Pours a light gold with a small white head. The aroma is mostly banana and some citrus. The taste is mostly a sweet citrus and banana, yeast, and spices. Overall, quite drinkable but doesn’t stand out. User37895 (3085) - - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle from Topps in Tempe. Poured a crystal golden color, mediocre sized white head, no haze or any bit of cloudiness (where’s my yeast?). The aroma was metallic, astringent bananas, bubble soap. The flavor was much the same, a touch of pilsy type malts detectable?, completely uninspiring, hardly even tingly on the mouth, very light bodied for a BSA. Snore.
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2008
bottle, from trade with 5000. Good aroma. Sweet. Fruity, pear, apple, banana. Yeasty, coriander. Clean orangy gold color. Small head that faded quickly, little to no lace. Sweet flavor with a bite about it. Medium body, lite creamy mouthfeel, crisp bitter finish. Nice to drink. Just sipped slowly while watching TV. Aroma had a nice scent at it’s coldest. Flavor had a spiced bite about it. Not bad to this Rater. Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2008
pours a clear bubbly gold with full white fluffy head. smooth bannana yeast aroma. smooth and sweet with slite bitter palate and bannana yeast presence. good, smooth, complex, fluffy, and sessiionable. SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2008
22oz bottle: Pale yellow pour with a diminishing head that initially laces nicely but poops out halfway through. Earthy nose is filled with sweet hay and caramel. Slightly hoppy with a mellow Belgian funk beneath. Thin bodied, alcohol driven. Apple and pear esthers bounce off the rigid ether base creating a light feeling body. Soggy caramel and honey malts cradle the yeast. This is just ok to me, seems a bit unrefined and the yeast just isn’t there. The ABV is hot and problematic as well. hopdog (13267) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2008
22oz bottle. 2005 Vintage. Poured a medium and clear golden / orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of apples, pears, light yeast, caramel, and spices. Spiced caramelized apples. Tastes of dough, fruity, yeast, and light spices. Tastes on the thinner side vs. the aromas. Alcohol content hidden. Nuffield (4248) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2007
This beer isn’t as bad as the rating would suggest (3.14 as I write). Golden body, not all that attractive, and sure, it isn’t as deep as a Duvel, but there’s plenty of life in the body and the flavor reveals traces of flowers and fruit, with a yeasty note floating around too. Perfectly drinkable.