Frank (3596) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely hazy golden-yellow. Foamy white head diminishes quickly to a quarter inch. Cut hay and earth in the aroma. Sort of barnyardy but pleasant. The flavor is much less assertive. Somewhat sour yeast notes. Grainy but clean. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. A solid beer but nothing I'm gonna cream my shorts over.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a cloudy, golden color with a big white head that dimished to nice thin head while there was still beer in the glass. Lots of lacing.
Strong yeast and malt in the nose. Some alcohol too.
Very yeasty first drink with a big hop bite. I really like the balance of the yeast and hops.
Carbonated like champagne and light on the tongue.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light orange color accompanied by a thick white head which quickly dissipates leaving some lacing. very active. typical belgium style nose. lots of belgium yeast and some fruitiness to the taste. as this beer warms, there is a pronounced lemon flavor. for the most part i agree with the commercial deScription… i’m just not a big fan of belgium beers.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
First of the three Belgians I had at Bruxelles in New York and the best of the three. Cloudy golden pour with a huge head. Taste of malt, yeast and bread, fruit.
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy. Citric aroma with honey. Sweetish, hoppy, yeasty, slight ly citric flavor. Milky and creamy. Short, slightly hopbitter, citric finish.
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Nice lively pour with a good white head filled with medium to large bubbles. It has that light yellow/orange color with yeast floating in it as is typical of the Abbey Pale Ales I have tried. The head died out and left no lacing before I could even take my first sip. It's aroma mild and fruity. The initial taste was a mild and fruity with a strong carbonation on the tip of my tongue. On subsequent tastes I began to feel the carbonation filling up in my stomach. A nice brew, but the Chimays are better. GF said it was nice and gave it a rating of 3.65, better than the coffee brews LOL!
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2004 Nice dark golden colour with good head. This is a fresh beer. Hoppy and fruity. Some yeasty notes but not overwhelming. I prefer the Pater though.
Aged for 15 years: Darker coloured than the fresh. Very sweet and round. Honeyish notes. Very well balanced and pleasant.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This hazy straw gold beer has a rich white head with great lacing. The aroma is light with citrusy hops, toasted malt and a hint of copper. The palate softens and hints of creamy toasted malts, light fruits and subtle herbaceous hops leading to the malty finish.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer pours a cloudy orange and has a decent head with slightly more than average lace. The aroma was that of wheat (in my opinion). As far as taste, it was the most wheaty and yeasty beer I've ever tasted. I did not like the taste because I'm not a fan of wheat beers, but if this is your thing, then it may be for you.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I just did not know what to make of this beer, i had consumed too many european light lagers when i had this one, it surprised my olfactory senses and taste buds. lots of esters in the aroma with a malty backbone. the golden body held a lovely white head that did not want to dissipate. the flavor was very yeasty and spicy at first. the finish was lightly bitter with decent balance. I had no idea that this beer was 7.5% while i was tasting it, in fact i didnt know that until just now and i am very surprised.