MrHop (4) - New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2005 does not count
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber orange color with a light malt and hops. Has the taste of a sparkling wine and is a little thin on the texture and body. Not one I finished
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average frothy slightly off-white head. Murky amber/brown body. Slight fruity aroma. Taste is sweet and almost takes on a champagne flavor. The finish is very slightly bitter/astringent/spicy.
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good brew for sure, but it’s just not mind blowing. It just seems standard when compared to other Belgians. It pours a nice and cloudy copper color with a beautiful head. If you have had the blue then you have pretty much had this one, except this one is slightly less complex. With a huge abundance of better Belgians out there, I really don’t see myself picking this one up very often. Still worth a try though!
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottle may have been faulty, as it foamed out of the lip of the bottle for a few minutes before I could pour. When I did, though, it came out normal. The result is a pretty standard, straightforward Belgain-type strong ae. Reddish-brown in color with decent foam layering, moderately fruity aroma, standard Belgian strong taste, and wonderful mouthfeel.
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light brune and cloudy, with the well developed lace expected. Spicy, nutty, earthy. Full flavored brew, nutty, yeasty, Belgian spicing. A beer to be enjoyed.
can8ianben (1458) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The dark malty colour and taste of this beer is off set with the fruity aroma and flavour. There is a lot going on here and I really like it. The alcohol is hidden well, and there is a lot to smell and taste. I would place it between the blue and white as it doesn’t hold the depth of the blue, or the hoppy fruityness of the white. It is a great beer overall.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one is my favorite of the three. Showing some fruitiness in the aroma and some spiciness in the taste it is very well balanced and easily enjoyed.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dull hazy copper with a tall off-white head that lasts. Sweet and fruity aroma with corriander/banana. Taste starts a bit sweet but quickly gets dried out with a crisper spice and hop finish. The red is a bit lighter on the palate.
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured cloudy amber, beautiful frothy head. Aroma is very pleasant, wheaty, yeasty. Head lasts, with lacing. This beer is nice on the tongue. Taste is slightly bitter, but the aftertaste smooths to a wine like character. It is overall a pleasant experience that I will drink again.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish chestnut color with a thick creamy head that lasts forever. Aroma is fruity - banana and apricot - and spicy. Flavor is of the same fruits as in the aroma mixed with a peppery spiciness. Just a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish. Nice.