bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a cream colored head. Big roast and light yeast aroma. Roast and light spice flavor with light yeast and light esters. Medium bodied. Roast and light yeast lingers with light esters and light caramel. yackery (168) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
12oz bottle. Head is off-white and mostly dissolves rapidly though what remains persists as a slick on top with a ring on the side. Lacing is mostly a frosty covering or gives broken coverage but is thin and fast. Body is a pleasant, clear brown like bronze. Overall it’s an appealing appearance.
Aroma is a little hoppy and a little charry a little sweet funky banana. So it’s kind of like a well-done banana nut bread.
Flavor carries the aroma well revealing more Belgian abbey trippel fruity notes. It is very mildly salty / sweet so mild that there is no finish.
Body is light / medium with a thin, slightly oily feel.
Overall, this is a good beer with thoughtful craftsmanship. quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Stolen from Minnie and Mickey. Kids shouldn’t be seeing them drink it anyway. That just gives the wrong message. The caramel malt does go nicely on a chilly, rainy day, and the alcohol burn at the end isn’t that strong and gives hope that the 10th ride on "Its a Small World" will pass eventually. SDalkoholic (2408) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle from Quik Stop Croner: Poured a burnt brown color with a fluffy topping of foamed head. Has a very distinct aroma which is kind of hard for me to describe other than the fact that there is toffee like malts and some yeast present with light spicing, but somehow comes across subtle and not smelling like the real deal. The flavor is sweet at first but then leaves behind a harsh aftertaste as though this has a higher alcohol content then the bottle stated, and I have to admit the yeast in the taste does has a nice spicy touch too that goes well with the caramel like malts. Don’t feel this is authentic as the other artisan ales out there in the market made in the states, but a decent effort on behalf of the godfather of brew or so Karl is proclaimed. blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Draft at the tasting room. Pours amber brown with an off white head. Dark fruity yeasty esters, lighter spices, and some toasty and chocolate malty notes. Pretty good.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
On tap at their place in San Diego. Pours a clear Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is slight yeast. Flavor is Belgian yeasty caramel and toffee really nice. Finishes dry.
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draft in la jolla. sweet, malty, nice foamy head. not a bad beer. would have liked to visit the brewery. some vanilla. bread. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Nice thick cream head atop a nice dark stained wood body. Nose is musty, nutty, and toffee like and coats the nostrils well. Flavors spread upon a somewhat thin and grainy body with belgian yeast esters coming to the forefront. The finish is slightly nutty with an american brown ale-like crispness, but the flavors are predominately yeasty. mjg74 (3151) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Bottle from BevMo. Dark ruby in color upon pouring. Somewhat roasted nose. Some banana from the yeast as well. Roasty up front with a good deal of yeastiness. Fairly sweet. Quite a bit of spice in there. Finish is fairly roasted. I am impressed, much more interesting than I thought it would be. User29624 (1683) - - FEB 15, 2010
Tap @ the brewpub. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma and flavor of belgian yeast, caramel, vanilla, sugar, and dark fruit. Actually a well done beer. I think the image might beer wrong for this beer though.