elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 2, 2003
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Another potentially good brew ruined by overuse of spices. I know a lot of folks like this, but there are examples of Belgian Golden Ale (Pranqster) that keep the spice notes subtle enough to enhance the flavor without crossing over to being obnoxious, which is the case here. Ended up pouring this out, which is sad since it cost so %^^& much.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
floral yeasty aroma, cloudy and beautiful, alcohol then sweet and syrupy that meld into high pitched hops and a soft bitter palate
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear,light amber color. Malty sweet flavor. I can taste the fruits- peach somewhat. Light on the spices.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pellucid amber color on the pour, the head immoderate in size, spumescent in texture, and the color a light tan and as it vanishes a thick glutinous sheet survives to conceal the glass. Big malt nose, citrus crisp and fresh, quite pleasing to the senses and the start thickly sweet malt, top is middling in its feel to the palate. Finish has a spicy hop bite that pleases the palate, the acidity moderate to mild, the aftertaste droughty, and in my humble opinion another winner from Avery.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty sweet, but not nearly as I might have supposed. I think this beer is this good because of the amalgam of Styrian Goldings (imparting an Englishy or Germanic quality) and candi sugar. Quite good. Great body. Alcohol gets stronger upon warming, as you might suppose.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium orange color. Medium head. Aroma is fruity, touches of apricot and peach. A fuller bodied Belgian Ale. Sweet and fruity; peaches, apricots, pineapple, sweet malts and vanilla. Very fizzy carbonation. Touch of candy sugars? Hops are very prominent, floral and citrusy. Very hoppy for a Belgian Ale, but it seems to work somehow. Very smooth taste, hides the 9% alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
Panzuriel (1287) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice lighter beer with a full hop and citrus nose. Nice full flavor with an alcohol kick. Finishes strong.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head, great hazy color. Aroma of yeast and alcohol. Flavor is malty with light citrus. Quite thick and sugary, not to bad, but still lackin in the Belgian Strong Ale catagory.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orangish golden color with a small, white lingering head. The aroma is strongly malty with a nutty quality and a touch of alcohol. Full bodied with medium carbonation, the flavor is strongly malty up front with a lingering sweet finish that is thick and bready with peaches and apricots. Very nice.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Golden haze settles above the light morning dew. . . The aroma of fresh flowers lifts my senses until I am resting on a feathery cloud . . . Subtle spices, yeast, and bread are all present. . . this cloud is soft and delightful. . . gathering my senses I float back to Earth, where several hop vines await me. Another tripel dream, how wonderful.