lemonlovr (191) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Had this on-tap at Goose Island. This one was ok. The aroma was mostly malty with a little fruitiness. The appearance was reddish-brown, not much head with minimal lacing. The flavor was sweet up front with a malty, slightly hoppy finish. The mouthfeel was very light. Overall this was a little too malty for my taste ... reminded me too much of a brown ale, which I really can’t stand. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Great aroma of funky floral spicing, tart/sour yeast strains, and caramel malts. Flavors follow the nose fairly accurately...again with a sour/tart profile balanced by the sweetness of seven different malts. Finishes on a fairly peppery bitterness that refreshes. ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Sampled at Night of the Living Ales II. Poured a cloudy reddish brown with a thin head. Dark fruits, sour yeasts, and trace amounts of wood. The best "Belgian" at the fest. sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2007 clyborn a while ago. pretty good effort from goose island. not a big BSA fan here, but this is pretty tasty. a bit yeasty, but it had a floral taste, a bit of bitterness and not overly spiced like BSA’s often taste to me... RERATE: had this the first time a couple years before i even rated it. had it last night and it’s alright. not that great. somewhere between a dunkelweizen and a bock is what i thought. definitely banana esters in the aroma, and some of that in the flavor too. more sweet malts in the latter, though, and almost no candi sugar. jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2006
On tap @ the brewpub. One of the best Belgian-style brews I have had. Excellent!
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Good looking ruby/brown body with a slight tan head, this had a great aroma of sour fruits, yeast, flowers, and a touch of funk. Fairly sweet and fruity malt flavor with some peppery spiciness, a trace of chocolate, and a pleasing herbal bitterness. Very good effort.frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
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Pours a well-hazed mahogany with a thin, creamy, tan head on a vigorous pour. Wooden notes in the aroma with vinous sourness and funky Bret yeastiness. Flavor starts with syrupy sweetness but opens up to focus on its sharp yeast profile with a healthy dose of greenery to add fresh bitterness. This raises the bar on American offerings of Belgian styles and was one of my top 3 favorites of an evening filled with quality beers.
Frank (4262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2005
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Hard to pronounce but easy to drink... sorry... bad joke. A nice, floral aroma. Reminds me a bit of Icarus actually. I don’t know if I would pin this as a Belgian ale straight off. It’s very fruity and floral and a bit spicy but it’s definitely not a dubbel or a quad or anything. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Nice cola, burgundy color. Fairly good aroma. Pleasant flavors -- mostly rye, and plum, dark fruit. A bit o’ pepper in there as well I believe. One of the more solid offerings from them. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Tap at Clybourne, Let it warm! Beautiful ruby hue with caramel highlights, minimal head but some oily tears. The aroma has notes of cherry, apricot, plum, some brown sugar and candi sugar, touch of barnyard and spice. The taste starts with nice balance of sweet and sour fruits. A bit vinous and had sublime notes of salty character. Some cardamom and pepper detected. Subdued bitters and woodiness upon the aftertaste. The feel is crisp and has a tart twang for refreshment. I dig this and found some deeper complexity once it warmed. I would have it again.