badgerben (5251) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Growler from Skyview. Gold color with no head. Yeasty aroma, along with some coriander and banana. Predominantly a yeast flavor. Reminiscent of unbaked bread. Sweet finish. JK (6240) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007
A strange name, "belgian strong pale ale." Low alcohol for a Belgian strong. Gold colored with tall, thick head. Light fruit in the aroma. Flavor is very sweet with sugar, light yeast, and some fruit. A hint of wintergreen. Not bad but too sweet. Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2007
On draught at the brewery/restaurant in downtown, Billings, Montana. Pours a thick and clear golden amber brew with a fast dissolving white head that leaves behind no head or ring. Aroma is quite complex with scents of banana esters, candi sugar, bubblegum, light caramel malt, and something that reminded me of those old wintergreen flavored candy cigarettes. Taste is thick and almost syrupy, extremely sweet with a distinct light wintergreen flavor. Finish is quite slick, thick, with a smooth and coating texture that is quite sweet with no bitter aftertaste. Oh, the alcohol comes through during the finish. Almost a sweet barley wine character brew.