maeib (8576) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled - St Albans Beer Festival. A reddy brown coloured beer with thick chewy hop flavours. A dry medicinal cherry type taste. The fruity flavours come through strongly but they are never over-powering.
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark beige head. The body is a dark cloudy red. Aroma is sweet with molasses, a little of flowers and some green beans. The taste is not nearly as sweet. It has a little bit of bread and some rotten apples. It has some sourness at the end. Decent.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, BBD 06/06 Pours dark brown with a good head. Aroma of modified malts(munich, aromatic types) and fruity, blossom honey. Taste is more of the same, with a balancing sourness in the end, mingled with a cameo appearance by some bitter hops. Pretty nice overall, nothing super complex and I didn’t think "pear" as I see the site lists, but it was in that realm I suppose.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle, snifter. Caramel, cookie, straw malt (M); perfume hops (L); dough yeast (L); pear, honey, bubble gum aromas. Deep brown-red body with a creamy, off-white head that lasts well. Heavily sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium-full body, watery/creamy texture, average carbonation. The bottom line is: the pear flavor doesn’t really do it for me, but it’s a solid brew underneath.
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at spuyten duyvil. Medium brown body, pale beige head. Sweet malty nose with just traces of yeast (peaches, pears, candy, almonds, apples). Light palate, gentle carbonation. Well-hidden alcohol. Original yeast peaks, even for a belgian ale.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apricot honey aroma. Light chestnut appearance. Sugary fruity apricot peach pear flavors. Mild hop finish. Long fruity aftertaste. This beer is a fine example of Belgian experimentation.
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours dark caramel, small milk froth like head, lively carbonation, with spotty lacing.   Sweet on the nose, somewhat floral, but moreso like some fruity candy.   Earthy, slightly nutty, with some candi sugar on the tongue.   Perhaps some apple or pear as well.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Had on tap during SIB2004 and it was more full bodied.   Finishes rather quickly, gets a bit thing, and is slightly dry.   Not bad...
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a kind of brown color with a nice head that settled to a fine thin sheet. Aroma mostly of malt and some fresh grapes. Taste is oh so subtle, with a sweet maltiness and although I didn’t pick any pear out if the taste, I did notice apples dipped in honey. Tasted more like 4% than 7.1, wow was I surprised Very light bodied.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 Fine beer with a nice hazy brown color and a medium fluffy dirty beige head..It has fine aroma’s of fresh fruits, like sweet apple and white grapes, but also a fine malty side with nice earthy touch. The taste is lightsweet with hints of buttercakes, hard backed bread, soft malts, honey and fruits like pear and lycheé. It has a smooth and fine afthertaste with a great bitterness of hops in the end.
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
She is an interesting find. She has many elements of her brothers Blonde and Bruin. The family yeast is a common trait. She is a fruity one, but not by her relation to the citruses. While her bio claims honey - I’d say she is more of a peach and a pear. Maybe she was riased on a farm, because her spiciness and mild hop backbone give me a saison tease. All things
considered, she’s the finest sibling, and should meet Mr. Stomach with gladness. She’s nuthin’ fancy, just a good ol’ Belgian girl.