npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden, with floaties and a huge white head--a bit of a gusher. Sweet yeasty nose, some coriander and a burn from the CO2. Quite sweet flavor, some toffee notes, bready yeast, little to no bitterness, some coriander, sulfur.
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy, fuity, complex. Dry warm and spicy after taste. Lots of setiment. The website says the recipe is the same as it was in 1295, makes it even more intriguing.
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.21.04 330ml bottle courtesy loweredsixth. Gusher. Clouded calendula flower pour with massive foamy white head of largish bubbles. Aromas of old fruit basket, light pepper. Flavors buttery, more fruits past their prime, quite sweet. LLemon juicy finish with light tartness. I think it might be past it’s prime or slightly infected but it’s still drinkable and there’s something promising under it all. Thanks Joe!
lamas (1360) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a nice gold with small white head. Very fruity smell and taste. Citrusy. Heavy carbonation and dry. Almost like a champagne. Higher ABV is not noticeable.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy dark yellow with a fluffy off white head. Light foot in the nose. Some kind of over-ripe fruit flavor with some spice. Slight skunky finish.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange/yellow color. Aroma is quite sweet and wheaty. Flavor has a fruity sort of sweetness to it, with a tart aftertaste. Spicy as well.
JonMoore (1858) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy golden colour with a big white frothy head. Aroma is fruity and spicey. Taste is citrus (orange), spices, pepper, with a nice background maltiness. Dry finish, quite highly carbonated. Very good.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very fruity aroma, very fresh. Creamy dense head. A strong - rich - flavour with a delayed explosion of taste. Some citrussy notes. The alcohol punch is remarkably well hidden. Refreshing and satisfying, an excellent brew. Delicate yet strong.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden, lots of big, suspended particles, white head. Fruity and spicy aroma. Flavor of pear, apple, and peppery undertones, a bit of alcohol. Slightly dry, some alcohol although not much. Not a bad Belgian.
pintbypint (2602) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml brown bottle. Fruity aromas also some yeast and lemons. Cloudy gold, impressive creamy off white cap. Quite citric in the mouth, though a nice maltiness balances it out. Finishes dry and a bit yeasty.