JorisPPattyn (8795) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-gold beer, very carbonated to irregular, slightly cream-coloured head. Great fruity nose - like mandarine peels, general impression as Mandarine Napoléon, but without the alcohol attack. Citrussy and spicey taste, grains of Paradise, Laosroot, touch of ginger, Curaçao peel. If there’s coriander, it remains hidden. Retronasal, there’s a bit phenolic flavour. Medium-bodied, bit dry-out effect, slightly slick. Very nicely spiced beer, no spice overreaching itself: excellent balance.
Lunkie (1640) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smooth feel fizzy like eating sherbert. Not inspiring. Wuld only want one glass of this one.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer after its checking out of the 330ml brown bottle pours a foggy yellow-orange color with a modest bright white head that vanishes rather quickly, the texture creamy and the lace forms a glutinous sheet that sticks to the glass. Nose is tart with a hint of yeast and a nice malt tone at the back, crisp and fresh to the senses, start is sweet and the malt pleasant with the top light. Finish is ferine in its acidity, the hops spicy and the aftertaste sour and quite dry, a drinkable beer.
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild sweet Belgian ale aroma, light grains, honey, sugar. Mild hops. Pretty weak, though. Muted orange-amber clear (before dregs) with thin foamy lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation, slight carbonic burn. Starts with decent sweetness, but not overpowering. No acidity, and balanced well with a dry bitterness. Hay, dust, yeast. Finish is a bit watery, with medium bitterness. After is light bitter clean, with chalky yeast residue. A bit peppery.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color. Balanced Belgian Ale, well brewed, everything is in the average, with a quite evident spicy character; ends quite dry.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - MAY 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. White head, low persistant, medium glass sticking. Golden cloudy body, with many clasts of floating yeast. Aroma is yeasty too, light citrussy, herbal. Weak malt fragrance, toasted (walnut). Taste is light aromatic, restrained bitterness, honeyish sweetness.
Easy to drink, medium to light body, dry palate.
CEZ (406) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[on tap, Udine 2004] Slightly hazy, golden body. Yeast, hops and spices, softened by a fruity touch. Crisp, easy to drink with a good dry finish. A nice belgian ale; definitely reminded me of a witbier due to its yeasty character.
Choos (688) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bubblegum & citrus aroma small head with soap bubble lacing. Cloudy yeast gold pear colour with stacks of dead yeast residue. Begins sweet and smooth gives way to noticeable sourness with some fresh pine needle notes high carbornation for me.
vanvenlo (1538) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2004 8 May 2004 - The first impression, I had was of a sweet lambic infectitious, sort of taste. Bubblegum and citrus aroma with earthy notes flavours. Quite good mouthfeel, but very light given it dissolves in the mouth. Flat flavour/palate that needs more fruit and hops.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty murky with bits of floating stuff that tasted of coriander. some compost in the aroma. lightly sweet, banana nectar and a vanilla finish. dunno why no one seems to like this