Sammy (9553) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
past due. I got it that way in the trade, but didnít have time to check the bottle. Not much in the way of taste. Inconsistent taste, carbonation, eggshells, yeast.
pilsnerrogge (2633) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden, somewhat hazy colour. HUGE head. Yeast and citrus aroma. Somewhat fruity with a light body. Alcohol finish. Drinkable but simple.
Aggie80 (790) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice thick head with solid lacing. Slightly cloudy with a malty aroma. Undertones of spices with nothing coming out to the forefront. A good one, but not exceptional.
LittleChicken (6) - ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a nice white head which disappears slowly. Nice light golden brown colour. Spicy toffee with a bit of hoppy smell. Good flavour, mild marmitey flavours with a few pears and coriander-burned orange present. Nice hoppy flavour at the end. Pretty average for a Belgian (listen to me - itís better than most of the beer in New Zealand) which means itís good but not great.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - JAN 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Golden coloured, large white head, slowly to disappears. Very light hazy. Citrussy, herbal aroma on bread dough. Herbal, peppery taste, weak yeasty flavor, with note of preversed fruit (peach, apricot). Medium body, nice dry-bitter taste. Good for aperitif...
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JAN 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber yellowish colour with a large foamy white head. Nose is spicy with hints of fruit. I can taste some tropical fruit and spice. NOt bad, but Iíve had a lot like it.
jtw (1142) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dull straw color with a frothy white head. bready and citrusy, slightly nutty. very mild/neutral flavors for a belgian ale--harder to find than something like chimay, and iím not sure itís worth the extra effort.
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2006 Large white foamy head on top of a pale dull yellow/amber body. Good clumps of lacing on the glass. Citrus hop notes on the nose as well as warming alcohol. Citrus on the taste, along with a touch of pepper, pear, yeasty cheese and not a lot else.
Dorqui (2144) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Compact foam but not excessive long-lasting. Yellow pale much cargo and veiled color. Dense and with a strong and decided body. Perhaps lightly too much alcoholic.
AndersR (195) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice orange cloudy brew with a huge head. Very appetizing aroma with citrus, yeast, and sweetnes (peaches or apples) combined with notes of hop.
The flavor is delicious. Again some citrus or orange sharpness combined with coriander and a distinct well balanced malty bittersweetness. Long robust finish that goes on forever. Enjoy!