jazz88 (2592) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A hazy golden color with a foamy white head. Citrus, sweet candy, and light as a feather. The fruits are more subtle than many beers in this style.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange cloudy colour with almost no head. The taste is fruity (apricots) and yeasty, with a sour aftertaste. I expected much more from a Trappist beer.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangey beer, white, quickly disappearing head. Yeasty, spicy, fruity. Quite full palate, it bursts with spices, yeast and citrus zest going towards an alcohol bitterness.
JorisPPattyn (8333) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 Yeast slightly in suspension, floculation. Orange, with thick, bubbly head, disappearing. Freshly sliced white bread in the nose, and rather spicy. Ureum as well! taste is quite bitter. Underlying firm malt sweetness. Some burnt-caramel, not much - some Maillard? I seem to keep getting coriander. Some alcohol and medium-bodied. Aftertaste gives some spicyness, getting more and more orangepeel, too. Yet no ’witbier’ character.
Strange. Brew after brew is different. This is not the best.
SilkTork (5374) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth and creamy with the alcohol just making itself known. Some lovely flavours. Enjoyable.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy, golden colour with medium sized whit head that quickly fades. Smells fruity and yeasty. Taste is sweet and very yeasty and the finish was a little tart. A solid beer.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one pours a very cloudy gold color with a medium sized, lingering white head. The aroma is fruity, spicy, and yeasty. Medium bodied and very smooth, the flavor is perfectly balanced between the malty sweetness and the yeast spiciness with banana undertones. Medium carbonation. This is a very enjoyable belgian blond ale, well balanced and very tastey.
Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy gold with visible chunks.Nose is peppery and yeasty.Flavor is sweet and far too yeasty for my liking as it warms
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured a light cloudy gold color and formed a nice foamy head that left circular lace. A small bit of carbonation is present. It had an aroma of malt, clove and citrus. The flavor was of malt, citrus and banana. The finish was a touch tart. Not a bad beer for this style.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 22, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very light straw color with a moderate head. Crystal clear. Fruity aroma. Nice banana esters. Some malt in the nose. Quite spicy aroma and flavor, almost wheat-like. Very creamy and slightly sweet with a surprising bitterness in the finish. Strong similarities to a Belgian Strong Golden Ale. Excellent!