FROTHINGSLOSH (5530) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2011 I always think that I like this one more than I actually do when I taste it again. At least it is a fairly inexpensive Belgian draft at Sharp Edge but there it does not have that much else going for it. +++ Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer pours a neutral brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. The aroma is a mix of sweet and fruity and yeasty. The flavor is mild, with a dry sourness, a hint of nut and a yeasty almost bready taste. Hard to really get a handle on just what the flavor is. Pretty mild for a Belgian. The draft is about the same - maybe a bit smoother.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 2004-04-04(2.5) I let the damn thing warm this time, Deep amber with loads of yeast floaters, Small head which dissolves to some bubbles floating around.
Cloves and cinnamon aroma much more noticeable, also some grassy notes. Palate is still watery and detracts from the beer but the flavour is much improved, there is a some malt at the beginning of the flavour and a good shot of bitter flying in immediately after. Still don't think this is anything special but certainly is drinkable when warmed a little, ice cold it is really a waste of time.
2004-03-05 (2.0) I tried this at the heritage belgian beer cafe, again too cold. I suspect it doesn't matter in this case. The only thing going for it was a nice glass and an initial hint of spice in the taste. I think the lack of aroma is the fault of the cold but the watery palate and taste left me pretty cold (hehehehe sorry). The menu claims it is the everyday beer of antwerp, everyday beers here tend to be vb so I guess Antwerp may be better than Sydney in this measurement, but only just... looking at other ratings I suspect this one might be great on tap and crap in the bottle?
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2005 Decent sized head upon initial pour. Light yeasty, citrus aroma. Low carbonation and acidic flavors make this taste more like a light lager than a good belgian.
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poor head, mid brown beer with moderate carbonation. Slightly fruity, musty aroma. No hop or malt aroma. Distinctive pleasent "Belgian" odd flavours.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is orange, malty and sweet. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. Malts are fruity, slightly nutty and sweet. Touches of orange and clove. Slightly spicy. Light and refreshing. Lively carbonation. Nicely balanced. Very smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brandy coloured and a sour fruit aroma. The taste in the mouth is of sour apples or grapes, but the aftertaste is a bit sickly after a while. An enigmatic beer.
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at Den Acker's in Capetown Victoria Square. A very smooth and low alcohol content belgium with a rich amber colorful appearance and a fruity drinkable aftertaste.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber with very small head. Fruity, soft, little citrus, low carbonation. Uninteresting.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap@toronados: aroma of peanut butter. thick foggy orange color. pretty watery but has a peanut and corn flavor
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer pours (in flute glass) a dark golden colored liquid with a small amount of off white head that dissipates quickly to near nothing. Aroma is of a watered down wheat beer. Flavor is watered down, hoppy grass, straw, vegetal, but wheatish as well. Sampled at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.