Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden brown, huge head, good lacing. Fruity, perfume, yeasty. Very carbonated; clean crisp finish - very light on the tongue.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy orange with a big bubbly head. sweet fruity aroma. yeasty, malty and caramel flavours. dry finish is nice.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear copper color on the pour, the head planetary, creamy, long lasting, the lace in massive sheets that cling to the end of the glass. Nose is malt, caramel, over ripe fruit sweetness also noticed. Start is lightly sweet, malt, top is slight, the finish is adequately hopped, acerbic, long lasting dry aftertaste. Ranks #821 on my current 1000 beer master list.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Conditioned. Yellow, huge carbonation - foam went everywhere. Light in comparison to the Augustijn which I sampled on the same evening. Pretty unreamarkable.
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber color, large head. A lighter bodied amber ale. Lightly roasted malts, slightly hoppy. Somewhat spicy. Clean taste. Mild flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as strong in flavor or kick as I like Belgian ales to be. Decent all the same. Would have been a great beer had it had a bit more spiciness to it. The finish was a bit rough although bearable.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light amber with a medium creamy head. Weak aroma, but some sweet maltyness is detectable. The taste lasts half a second, it is not a bad taste, just way too short.
PartyRambo (1) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2002 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
skortila (5132) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is promising, nice head and colour. Aroma is okay, taste is quite simple, but okay.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not really much of a Belgian, and it calls itself an amber for what its worth. Still, I was a little dissapointed by this one as I have grown to expect more from Belgium. It is a good tasting beer, and really not all that bad. Just it’s local competition is mich better.