tennisjoel (1487) - 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. 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. 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. Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2009
On draught at Stub & Herb’s in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a hazy golden orange brew with a decent off-white head that has some spotty lacing and a thin white ring. Aroma of Belgian yeast, a hint of black licorice, vanilla, banana esters, some toffee and some clove. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of banana esters, yeast, some cloves, vanilla, a hint of honey and a touch of licorice. Finish has a mild acidic character that leaves behind some honey and mild spice aftertaste. JK (6289) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2009
This could use some refinement, but it is a good start. Licquorice aroma and anise in the flavor. Surprisingly dry, with lots of yeast, good real Belgian character.
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Pours hazy yellow with white head, aroma is spicy and sweet. Taste up front is sweet and caramel with some spices, and ends a bit bitter and dry. Not bad, but wouldn’t drink much more of this. islay (3004) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Stillwater, Minnesota. Labeled as "Biscotti," not "Belgian Biscotti." Consumed on 1-29-15. Tangy, malty aroma features a peach scent. Not strong aromatics. Pours a hazy, light brass with a small amount of beige head. Solid, sweet, malty taste. Spicy. Dessert-like yet still somewhat savory. Interesting. Pretty tasty. Dry aftertaste. Medium body. Lively and crisp in the palate. Overall, this is a solid winter beer, subtle yet intriguing. vikingguy (1106) - 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. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Tap at brewery. Some sweetness with banana flavors. Bready and solid. Good beer, not great. ljthiessen (1438) - 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.