NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Again huyghe makes a cloying filthy apple brew, its much more drinkable than guillotine or the artevelde grand cru but still its not worth exchanging your har d arned dollars for.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow and hazy with a large white head. Smell of spices and yeast. Taste is pretty fruity with some yeast. Annoying taste in the back of bubblegum. Alcohol is not hidden, creats a clear taste of pepper. Peppery and warming finish.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Try as I might, I didn't much care for this beer. A fair bit of vinegar in the aroma...the sourness continues into the flavor. Hazy golden color with a bit of lackadaisical froth meandering about. A thin body holds a sweet stash of tea leaves. It may have been OK without the excess sweetness, but that ruined whatever complexities may have lain beneath for me.
kujo9 (1092) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy deep straw and slight white head. Could be better for a Belgian. Heavy DMS (corn) aroma, but also has clove spicy, wheat malt, and a light fruity aroma. Cloves, alcohol, and wheat malt pretty well balanced, finishes dry and hoppy; very little fruitiness, but very spicy. Higher carbonation leads to lighter than actual M/F, and is also slightly astringent. This beer was much better on tap than out of the bottle, I can tell you that. I was impressed by the draught version, but the bottle leaves something to be desired IMHO. It's not a bad beer by any stretch of the imagination, but I expected more from this one.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark yellow with a huge soapy white head that quickly faded. No lacing. Smelled of pear and banana with a slight hint of citrus. The taste was pear and vanilla overlaid with nutmeg. Alcohol presence notable only as a soothing warmth. Not the best Belgian, but not the worst either.
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
pretty sad that this has a score only marginally lower than orval. so much raw sugar, sad fluoro yellow colour. chemicals, not good. froot loops in vodka
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light... gold color. Very sweet, too much alchohol taste. Very complex taste overall with fruit, nut, and something toasty. But not as yummy as the pink elephants are cute.
beastiefan2k (2258) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a light golden color with a thick head. Very similar to Duvel except in the aftertaste, the only difference between the two beers that I see/taste.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a hazy golden peach, with a large, solid white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is yeasty, fruity (apples and pears), slight peppery spice in the back. Flavor is sweet, lot's of apple, some mild spiciness comes in the middle to the end. Medium-full bodied, dry ending.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
light orange aroma, cloudy amber hue with a large frothy head, yeasty, citrusy charachter, bitter acidic finish. If you have 2 bottles of this in a row the alcohol will definitley get to you.