XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
Poured from a bottle, orangish color, clear with no head. Aroma is yeast and bananas. Taste is similar, bit of a clove spice finish, thin body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Tap at brewery. Some sweetness with banana flavors. Bready and solid. Good beer, not great. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle: Reddish orange pour with a thick foamy off white head.
aroma is Belgian yeast, honey, light banana, vanilla.
A lot more spice and vanilla coming through in the flavour, very sweet. butter cookie, malted wheat. that distinct belgian yeast coming through towards the finish where it leaves with a hint of alc and more spices. gopherfan99 (1776) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Tap at Lift Bridge for beer release party. Golden copper pour with a white head. Sweet tasting with a little bit of spice. Nice winter seasonal. tennisjoel (1447) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Winterfest 2009 (St. Paul, MN) - This seemed to have a lot of saison qualities. Dry, sour, with some licorice and anise spices. Decent brew.
ljthiessen (1324) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel and biscuit. Taste is light, some caramel and biscuit, touch of banana. Not bad, but unremarkable. vikingguy (1101) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Gold/Red color with small white head. Hops and fruit on the nose. Interesting flavor...fruity/yeasty and some yeasty taste. A bit of cherry. Smooth and drinkable. Good. Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours a very cloudy golden orange with thick cream coored head. Aroma is clove, orange zest and candi sugar. Flavor is very reminiscent of a tripel style but a bit of a tart bite. Not as sweet as the aoma suggests. notes of coriander and mild hopes present. Body light/creamy but light carbonation. bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.
Appearance: Orangish-red with nice off-white head and some lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, fruity (cherry, plum, banana), boozy, and spicy (clove, cardamon). Some light mead-like characteristics.
Taste: More muted than the aroma and not as sweet. There are a lot of fruity notes (notably cherry and plum) with strong toasted malts, honey, and lemon pepper from the Grains of Paradise. Some very light Belgian yeast flavors. There are a lot of flavors going on here, but it is all a little muddled other than the Grains of Paradise.
Palate: Thick, full body that is somewhat chalky. Pretty dry throughout.
Overall: Pretty good, but could certainly use some tweaking to make the flavors stand out more. bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Hazy amber body with a medium, off-white head. Smells quite bready with some spices. Flavor is also bready with a lot of yeast flavor and some spices, cloves, light fruits, and some acidic tastes. Creamy body with light carbonation. Not my favorite but it’s all right.