sloth (2569) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean white, tight beaded head, splotchy lacing. Hazey orange color. Big, spicey, appley, citrus nose! sweet. Medium body with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Kinda soda poppy also? Citrusy, bready flavor. Nice hop presence. Finish is med/dry. The alc. also makes itself known. Avery makes some interesting brews.
Aurelius (4505) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. First, if you don't give this beer a 5 for appearance, you never will give anything a 5 for appearance: the illuminated scene on the bottle is incredible, the beer is a super clear, intense light honey gold, and the foam hangs on the sides of the glass like Spanish moss hangs on a tree. Nice buttery, fruity, yeast and slight vinegar aroma. The alcohol is certainly noticable, but it's complemented by the fruit and spice flavors and the starchy mouthfeel. Moderate alcohol and spice burn to the finish. I'm currently quaffing this one with a pressed Cuban sandwich with seedy brown mustard, and it's doing the trick for me. Very good.
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy golden color with a thin white lasting head. aroma is very yeasty with some spice and a hint of lemon. flavor is sweet with a moderate presence of alcohol.
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a bit harsh and bitter. could use some age. Improved as it warmed, but still not great,
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 Hoppy oranges and yeast scrape the lining of a mango peel...Burlesque, unripe honeyed bananas are tangled with candied apricots and herbal, green hop bitterness...The silky, creamy feel leads to an unforeseen alcohol bitterness...Reminds me of Dieu du Ciel’s Dernière Volonté...
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very flavorfull. Nice rich aroma, with a nicely balanced hoppiness. This is nice and light on the palate and could be enjoyed in the summer and winter. Nutmeg and cinnamon were noticed, and it has a nice deep golden color, this is a very good brew.
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity Vanilla aroma, which is very enticing. Dark Gold, no head Clean crisp, with all those familiar "Belgian" Flavors - Musty, fruity sweetness, toffee - right up against several American Pale flavors - resiny pine hops, citrus flavors in the finish. This is a cool style buster and a pretty good beer.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF '02 Deep golden,with a slight haze.Yeast and fruity esters comes through nicely in the aroma along with a touch of alcohol.Malty earthy flavors dominate the profile.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apricot colored brew with a huge densely packed head of white bubbles. Nose is yeasty with drunken fruity notes. Flavor is reminiscent of fruit such as peaches and apricots that have been soaking in grain alcohol. The prominent alcohol is certainly distracting.Medium full body with a pleasant creaminess. Finishes with a lingering sweetness.
omhper (20328) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Orange coloured and lightly hazy. Aroma of almond and honey. Salty, malty, soft, complex and woody. More bitter than most belgian style ales.