hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maybe itís because I was drinking it with Dogwoodís summer brew (which is as subtle as a pipewrench to the head, but beautiful in its own way), the subtleties of this beer really caught my attention. A rich, delicate, and carefully crafted mixture of yeast, honey, soft fruits, gentle hops, and ginger/lemonpepper spices. Did I mention itís beautiful as well? A huge, whipped cream extravaganza of a head over pale gold. The head reminds me of the windswept ice along Lake Michigan in the heart of winter, but this beer has springís flowery soul. You raters who have had light Belgians you like better are lucky folks. Thanks, aracauna!
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of malt, yeast and citrus. Golden amber, huge head, lots of carbonation. Hoppy and sweet, almost like a witbier, hint of pineapple. Good tongue tingle (like a triple) A very fine ale.
BrockLandersLS (109) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great beer to enjoy at any occasion. The hoppy fruitness is smooth with a nice unpretentious finish. This beer certainly lives up to the reputation of the Corsendonk dynasty.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cluody,slight hop presence,citrus notes.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I guess that I would have liked this better on a hot summer day. It has almost a champagne-like fizziness that I just didnít like. I wasnít too impressed. I must say, however, that I couldnít detect the 7.5% ABV
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 Deep yeasty aroma with oranges, pine and hay. Re-rate 3/whole month/02: Foolish jakeb42 left a 4 pack in my fridge. I didnít let the coldness daunt me and slowly warmed them up by going outside, a few hours later to the cellar and then after a day into a tulip glass. I bet any champagne drinker would like this. Worth every penny. Re-rate 3/2/2: 11.2 oz bottle; Huge fruit nose, orange/peach. Make sure you get the yeast evenly through it. Excellent.
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tremendous Abbey pale Ale... delicate & dry with a wonderful hop character.
Stijn Cuylle99 (37) - Oostende, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful golden beer and i was suprised when i drunk this one. Bitter and quite tasty. A special beer.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome. Not as complex as some other golden ales, but very tasty.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Although Iíve had much better Belgian ale than this it is still quite tasty. Has a very thick head that vanishes quickly, with a floral hint on the palate.