robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at The Celler in St.Andrews. Dark Gold Coloring. Above Average Beer. Spice. Very enjoyable.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper color, nice head. Simple but enjoyable beer, probably not really the aroma, but better the flavor, with a light maltiness, caramel, light sweetness and a quite strong bitterness.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was expecting more, damn. Looks pretty enough with some lively carbonation and frothy head. Nose is somewhat promising--belgian yeastiness tempered by some crystal malt chewiness. Smell hints of peanut butter in the aroma. Flavor is a huge let down; this is a pretty dry and watery beer. A little bit salty and lots of melon flavors. I could dig it as a belgian-style daily drinker, but little else. Note: Just noted some off sourness in this one; don't care for that at all and it accentuates the watery texture.
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I didnít realise I didnít rate this beer before. But at last ... here it comes. Clear amber body with an off-white creamy head which is good lacing and mostly lasting. Light bitter initial flavour, and moderately bitter finish. Soft, chalky moutfeel. Watery texture.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve had this both on draft and in the bottle and the draft version was much fresher and quite enjoyable. Overall, a nice session beer, but nothing to seek out. Iím sure its better in Belgium, but enjoyable still.
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some malt flavor/aroma, with a prominent yeast bite. Drinkable, with a little character. Not my favorite Belgian Pale Ale.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
07-01-04 drank on 04-28-04: Clear amber with a small bubbled small white head. Grass, light fruits and yeast in the aroma. Medium to full bodied, starts a bit sweet and ends sweeter than that. Yeast taste stays around for a while at the end.
ClarkVV (4353) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2007 BB 5/1/2004 date. Poured a light orange, dark yellowish amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, yellow fruits and light hops. Also a dry papery/nutty aroma as well. Flavor has the typical belgian yeastiness, some lightly sweet malt, mild carbonation and a medium to medium light body. Dries out considerably so on the finish. A good belgian ale, but with little distinctive personality, if any.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker amber color with a smaller rocky beige head. Sweet fruit and caramel sromas with a hint of tomato. Aroma comes out a bit better as it warms. Light malt sweetness with some cola and tomato marmalade undertones. Finish has a touch of earthy peat. This one did little for me, until I was distracted and it warmed near room temperatue.
leaparsons (8916) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in colour. Aromas are sweet biscuity malts. Flavours are also sweet and malty with more fruitiness. Ultimately this is quite thin and lacks character compared the the higher alcohol beers of the ilk.