Pours a deep golden color with a hint of orange. Half inch white head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin swirl of milky foam on top. Very little lacing.
Aroma is a blend of spice, clove and banana with a bready character. Very nice aroma. Remindes me a little bit of banana bread.
Taste starts with a mix of malts and banana and floral flavors with the spice joining in the finish. Sweet and slightly sour at the same time.
Medium body with medium carbonation. Slightly dry on the palate.
Overall this is an enjoyable beer. I am not sure that I have had this style before, but I am enjoying it. Not a style that I would seek out all the time, but it's a nice change of pace. Give one a whirl!
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers