freekyp (1460) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2011 On tap at Tylers Taproom in Durham, NC. Amazing, even before I tasted it. Pale clear golden with very active swirls of carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass. Very thick, tightly packed rocky head. Strong floral, yeasty aroma with prominent peach, cherry and mango notes. Mild alcoholic notes in initial taste, citrus and vanilla, sweetening in the middle, leading a sharp bitterness that rises on the back of the tongue at the finish. Strong bready and nutty components comprise the backbone. Complicated and outstanding.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well, it is not a great impression when this b*stard decides to gush like a geyser. It goes, it goes, it goes. Bloody hell, I think I lost a third of this beer. Tiny head over a light creamy pale ale colour. The flavour is of a typival BSA style without being remarkable. I guess that the 'explosion' has tarnished my review. Smartarse labelling from a Belgian tryhard brewery.
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange-colored with loads of carbonation and an impressive head that quickly vanished, along with my expectations for this beer. Fruity (pears, white grapes, citrus) aroma and taste with a strong presence of alcohol, which goes down very warm. Both the alcohol and sweetness overpower the palate, making this brew a bitter disappointment.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought of pears when I sniffed the just opened bottle. Golden color, and the head dissipated quickly but left behind a fine and lively pool of bubbles forming on the surface. Fruity alcohol laced aroma, winelike. Thankfully, not overly sweet, actually a zingy sweet/sour mix with apples and pears going bananas. The finish was smooth, dryish and warm, and I can imagine riding shotgun down the backroads flinging these empties at mailboxes.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cL bottle, tulip glass. Medium gold colored body has significant carbonation and a short lived fizzy head. Lots of light fruits in the aroma: white grapes, aples, pineapples, bananas. Light bread malt is overpowered by citric hops. Alcohol aroma is piercing. Very sweet taste goes into a mod. sweet, mod. acidic, mod. bitter finish. Heavy medicinal flavors are present. Light/medium body is dry and has soft carbonation. Not a beer to sit back and relax with, but one to party until you see pink elephants. Gave me a headache after two glasses.
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow, with big white head. Some sour tang as well as fruit as sweet malt in aroma. Big fruity taste, slightly sweet/sour.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 21, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful glowing hazy orange color with a perfect thick, creamy white head. The aroma was full of fruits...pineapple, banana, apple...very perfumey...sugar. The flavor was delightfully sweet...pineapple, slight sourness, apple, orange, coriander, sugar, slight alcohol, vanilla. Wonderful "spritzy" feel...tickles the tongue. Dry finish...slight warmth in the throat. Truly enjoyable experience.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. An extremely sweet beer. Light orange/golden in color. Fruity with an evident alcoholic feel on the palate. In some ways it leans toward champagne. Too sweet and sugary tasting. Good though
minguimore (17) - SPAIN - JUL 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GREAT. It has a complex fruity flavor, smooth though the alcohol percent. Not the best belgian beer but a great beer anyway.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful golden blonde. Sweet aroma of orange. The alcohol is present in mouth as well as the anticipated orange. Not too complex for a triple, but interesting nevertheless, maybe a little too sweet in the end.