duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, Torando, San Fransisco. Typical Belgian yeast, smells like a spicier De Koninck, candy malts, some caramel, some pepper and spice, soft texture, with a lightly tart finish, not too bad.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger Ale House in NYC...
Clear, copper ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Decent retention. The nose is very geueze-like. Lots of lemon and grapefruit. Disappointing, watery, thin flavor. Traces of white wine and caramel. Light-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel. Lengthy, bone-dry finish.
fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First time sampled was rushing out the door to an anticipated beer, so not well appreciated. Second as gift and better scrutinized. While better sitting down and trying it, still none too impressed. As with some brewers here I get the idea that rather than really crafting a seasonal of merit, this is just a knock-off to get greater sales and such. Not bad at all by any means, but nothing to get me off my duff and put any real effort into this. Sorry.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth flavor. Sweet. Meduim body. Red-brown in color. Very good. Mellow yeast tastes. Enjoyable.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet yeasty and cheery nose, clear red-brown color, low tight head. Toasted malt/caramel malt with a spicy end. Medium body. Medium body and a clean palate. Smooth.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice tan head with a smallish head. Mild aromas of sweet candy and earthiness. Dried fruit and mellow yeast tastes. Peppery with a smooth and mellow finish.
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A tea brown color with a light brown head. A malty nose with a light spiced sugar and candy aroma. The flavor is nicely balanced with spice, caramel, and bread. A medium body but complex enough to make it appear rich.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown in color. Tasted like a spicey dubbel...very sweet and fruity in the nose. Flavor was full and complex yet easy to drink. I kinda like an easy drinking-low abv belgian like this. A sweetened tea, fruity flavor rounded out well to a semi-dry finish. Nice quaff.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This really reminded me of champagne. Sweet and bubbley with a nice dry finish. I wouldn't mind popping one of these on New Years eve.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber with small head. Malty, sweat!, little citrusy hop-character, dry finish. Pleasent but no favourite.