Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma - citrus, yeast, alcohol. A little metal/horse blanket. Cloudy golden with chunks. Nice foamy white head. Light carb, though active. Medium-thick body. Sweet, almost too sweet. Wheaty, honey, fruit, alcohol. Stays on the tongue and lips. Sweet finish and after.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Re-rate) Very faintly hazy gold colour and seriously big, foaming, long-lasting head, Elegant, fragrant lemon fruity hops, lavender and malty grain yeasty, aroma. Medium slightly soapy textured body with faint malt sweet start, stronger bitter middle dry lasting finish. (First rated 4/28/2002)
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Real pale, pear like color, generous foam. Aromatic medicinal aroma preceeds appley and peppery spice flavor. Lighter than other Belgian greats but still packs some complexity.
Aurelius (4570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impressive balance for a Belgian. Not too tart, but fruity, with a hefty yeast profile. Excellent bottle, crystal white head and slightly cloudy. Aroma was very smooth. Buttery, non-biting aftertaste. Good carbonation profile.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice fruity golden ale with a big head. Well balance malt and hops and very easy to drink
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very weak for a belgian....decent flavor up front but nbothing to back it up...run of the mill. I would expect a belgian from a brewpub to taste like this.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak smell, hoppy, slightly strongish taste. Didnít like the aftertaste at all.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wasnít really expecting to like this very much, because itís a strongly carbonated pale ale, and Iím a dark ale fan who prefers minimal carbonation. But I like this stuff. It has a pleasantly refreshing quality, and its flavor and aroma have a balance that seems missing in most other pale Belgian ales Iíve had. It is fruity, but not too fruity. And it has the best head Iíve ever encountered on a Belgian ale; light, fluffy, and lasting, without being monstrously huge. I probably wonít drink this often, since for all its merits, it is still a pale Belgian, and Iím just not that much into pale Belgians. But it is a high-quality beer nevertheless.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden, little head, not bitter, somewhat tart, rather drinkable but not exciting to me. I prefer the Corsendonk Brown a tad, but this is still quality beer! To be tried!
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2003 Very, very nice. The clove smell/taste was just right, not too much. The other tastes in there were phenomenally balanced, and it is light in feel but not watery, not champagne-y like a dubbel I had recently. I can see now what Bell's Sparkling Ale is trying to accomplish, and they have a unique take, but this beer is something special. For the first time I can taste the woodiness (oak, pine) that is often mentioned, and the bandage aroma. I was hoping the fruitiness wouldn't be too great and it wasn't. Thanks Ratebeer.com, for turning me on to this! The yeasty end was the best.