Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: clear, bright golden color, large, cloud-like, pure-white head.
Aroma: rather vacant, with traces of sweetness and citrus, and evidence of yeast.
Taste: a great, big blast of hops right off, hitting us again with each and every sip. Bodyís light, but flavor rides on and on, spicy, fruity, bright, and gleaming.
Bold, fierce, and ever-so-tasty! Great tangy texture, excellent yeasty body, rewarding fruit flavor.
One hell of a damned good beer!
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange pour, heavy coriander and spice aroma. Very carbonated. Taste is what you would expect - citrus, spice and even a little malt, but a little bland to be honest. Maybe it is the season changing after having some fantastic Belgians in the sun, but this just didnít excite me. Still, not too bad, and another solid effort in this fallsí LCBO release.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy darkish gold. Slightly off-white head which poured huge, but dissipated to a small, lasting finger. Decent lace. Yeasty, malty aroma of banana, wheat, clove, hops & alcohol. Soft, creamy feel. Yeasty, creamy flavour of banana & toffee. Oily in the middle & sharp alcohol in the long, dry finish.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2004 A yellowish orange appearance. A creamy head with some nice lacing. The aroma is....sniff....sniff....almost non-existant. A very mild lemon and dust aroma. The flavor is nothing to write home about either. Quite yeasty and wheaty almost with a hint of bitterness. It leaves a bit of sourness on the tounge. A good beligan lawnmower beer. Refreshing and not complex. Alright by me anyway.
GregClow (2801) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight hazy golden colour with a thick white head that lasts a long, long time. Itís hard to get much aroma through the head, but what gets through is sweet and yeasty. Body is very active, lots of bubbles swirling around. Flavor starts sweet with yeast and citrus notes following, and a dry bitterness in the finish. A fairly average Belgian - not very exciting, but that bad either.
pintbypint (2287) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml brown bottle. Hazy gold. Fluffy long lasting head. Effervescent. Yeasty aroma with some malt. Alcohol evident, sweetish malts, yeast, some bitterenss in the finish.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2010 2010-05-18. Hazy golden body, modest white head. 3+ Yeasty aroma, light alcohol, muted pale malts. 6+ Flavour is similar, yeasty, modest alcohol throughout, mild biscuity pale malts. Average to medium bodied palate is fairly carbonated. Enjoyable, simple but good Belgian blond. Alcohol shows through just a little bit more than optimal. 6/3/7/3/15 - 3.3 Bottle approximately six months old from the LCBO.
2004-09-XX Hazy golden yellow with a big fluffy white head that seems to last forever. Sweet, slightly yeasty aroma. Flavour is on the sweet side, but not overly so. Bit of alcohol in the finish. Palate is pretty nice. Overall a very pleasant but unexciting Belgian. 5/4/6/3/15 - 3.3 Bottle from the LCBO.
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a clear golden ale with a nice big head with better then average retention. Aroma is bit weak with some malt and yeast being noticeable. Taste is also a bit weak for a Belgian ale with a general lack of spices and only minor yeast flavour can be pick up. Body is also a bit thin. Overall, this is a very average Belgian Ale.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the look of this bottle. Classic label and a nice vintage look. More importantly, liked this ale. Beautiful deep gold with a nice half-inch head. Mild aroma with a hint of wheat beer like citrus notes. A fresh, strong and filling ale with a slight bitter tang at the end. One is enough, but it definitely rates favourably next to Duvel.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich head, almost like Duvel. Tobacco and citric aroma with a hint of vanilla. Nice maltiness and a bit of alcohol in taste. Lots of co2.