ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a hazy orange much like other Belgains. Aroma is hoppy with fuit. Taste is very good, and I love Belgians, but it's nothing too special.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange with reddish shine, hazy; white-pinkish head, dense, not stable. Very fruity nose, in descending order citrus, strawberry, Japanese pear, lactic acid,Brett, estery. Fruity and bitter taste, at the edge of tart. Bitter melon (faint), arbutus fruit (I'm searching it)), and quite some piney hops (obvious). Medium to full bodied. Tartness to dry-out effect. Remarkable beer, astride on several styles. This brewery deserves a lot more recognition. And God, I was up to some decent Belgian ale.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fruity beer. Malty and Hoppy. Well balanced. Pours cloudy yellow. Very nice beer.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy yeasty saison aroma.Medium brown appearance with sediment at the bottom.Hoppy crisp fruity apple pear flavors that mellows as it warms.Mild yeasty spicy dry finish.
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop spicy, lots of complexity, plenty plenty of hops. Good unique beer, not too holiday, but still very unique.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best before 10/06. Pours cloudy and yellow with lots of floaties. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Malty fruity flavor with a big hop component. lingering hop bitterness. Very nice brew for the holidays.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color as it sets in the glass a lightly hazy orange color, the head portly in size, creamy in consistency and the color an off white with the lace a silk like curtain to cover the glass. Fruit laden nose, to me an over ripe peach, also somewhat musk like or musty like an old wine cellar, not bad mind you just quite different some malt tones at the back with the start sweet, nicely malted, tart and somewhat vinous, top is light but rich in feel. Meekly carbonated finish, bitter, hops understated, alum dry aftertaste, different from what I would normally drink, so it takes a lot of contemplation to be accurate in my judgment, drinkable, but not a big hit with me.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color.Spicy,peppery with a dry creamy mouthfeel leading to a bready finish.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber streaked with red hues beneath a thin, white head. The aroma is quite intriguing. Lemon grass, musty, tart apples, coriander, anise, strong floral hops, caramel and cinnamon. A moderate body with moderate carbonation. Cool flavors of caramel apple pie with a dusting of several different spices. Clove, cinnamon, coriander, anise and grassy, floral hops. The finish is surprisingly bitter and really balances the sweetness of the fruit and spice. A very tasty beer that pleased me.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2004 Cloudy golden with patchy thin head. Light, buttery fruit aroma mingles with bubblegum, dandelion, and coriander. Caramel, lemon, slightly herbal and allspice flavors. Cloudy, browned sweet potato color. Slightly earthy yet sweet, lasting finish.