Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This belgian ale pours with a deep amber brown body topped by a thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet, malty and spicy with a slight note of dark fruit. The flavor is very similar to the aroma. Full bodied, smooth and slightly warming.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild alcohol taste with some banana, apple and slight citrus notes. I was amazed at how smooth and easy drinking this was. I am always impressed with BJ's quality.
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boulder, CO (2004): Amber-orange with a slight haze to it. Fruity, alcoholic, grapefruity, vinous and strong-tasting. Had a sharp, orange peel citrusyness to it, too. Not overly complex, but enjoyable.
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff is great and it is scary that it is so high in alcohol. Very fruity smell and taste, like apple juice.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This stuff was intense. Solid malty body, backed up with serious spiciness from the corriander and other stuff they put in it. I enjoyed this.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden brown with a big head. Smells like men's cologne. Taste sweet and wintery and quite nasty.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden orangish and transparent with fumes of overly spiced 4th grade cafeteria pumpkin pie..nutmeg and cinnamon and pumpkin flavors breakdancing on an acidic piece of linoleum...kind of gimicky actually...but a nice alcohol warmth..
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice peppery cardamin smelll, copperish , murky, with a nice lill whit head. Corriander makes a huge presence in the taste.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with a frothy head. Some spices-sage, ginger and all-spice in the aroma. Strong ginger taste and like perfume. Way too much perfume taste.
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never had a Grand Cru before, I was impressed. Cloudy golden in color. Small tight head. Spicey/hop nose. sweet start with a hint of spices. Middle is tingley and "alive" with flavor. Dry finish. Not too shabby.