legion242 (2070) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold metallic color; No head; WONDERFUL floral nose unlike any I have smelled in this style. Nice dry alcohol to start. Minimal spice- becomes quite cloying at the halfway mark. Sweetness is about to do itself in.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2003 Coriander/Wet dish rag nose. Chill haze. The palate is medium body with a hint of smoke. The beer is hollow in the middle. This beer is all over the place and it does not come together in the end.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing,gold,and highly carbonated appearance.Tiny,active,bubbles with milky,white,center of a head.Fruity(fresh pinapple-oarnges), sweet,spicey,and musty yeast aroma.Taste is as refreshing as aroma.Not very complex but very quenching on a cool summer night.Sweet,juicy,malts.Spices throughout with a dry,hoppy finish.Very refreshing for strentgh.
TAR (2376) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2004 Honey coler liquid with tiny bubbley foam. Aroma of fruit, phenols, honey flavored malts, vegetables, dirt, with spice being the theme here. Pale malt becomes more evident as it reaches room temperature. Flavors of spice match the aroma to the T. A perfect Autumn beer with its warming alcohol, yet quenching ability. Very straightforward.
jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2003 Slightly fruity, acidic nose. Light golden color with a small head. Clean tasting with lemon citrus tones. Bitter and hoppy.
hopscotch (8362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks.
The commercial description works. I detected hickory smoke in the nose, much like a rauchbier. A great, well-balanced belgian ale. A bit tart. Not sweet. Very complex. Great stuff.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JUL 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good belgian style ale. Iíve been quite impressed with most of Averyís brews. This one is no exception.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy golden amber. Thin, sticky and compact off white head. Slow but steady carbonation. Healthy Belgian aroma, pale malts, Belgian yeast, candied sugar and soft spicy hops. Lightly crisp yet immediately spicy with lemony, bitter hops and spicy alcohol esters. Yeasty and sugary aftertaste. Medium full body. Nice balance between the mellow and spicy aspects. Hopped up with a solid dose of bitterness and floral notes. Delicately sweet. Quite drinkable, especially ice cold. Hoppy aroma and flavor maintain themselves throughout. Clean and non-sticky. Finishes thinner but still hoppy and sweet. Remarkably impotent.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick golden Belgian style ale. Looks good, and has a very nice color. Candy sugar taste, sort of like The Reverend Lite.
Ernest (5860) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2007 Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (mold, cobwebs, dough), with notes of alcohol, pepper, gum, and dried pineapple. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Decent, and drier in the finish than I recall.