AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. For some reason I just never drank this stuff even though it's been available to me for like a year. I think it's because it's more expensive than most beers and for some reason I'm cheap about it. But last night my company had an open tab at a good beer bar in Austin. Score! The specimen in question is blonde with a very even and nice-looking head. It has a fruity aroma with peaches and pineapples being the most prominent. Very hoppy and crisp but sweet. A bit of graininess in the finish made this beer a little bit of a disappointment, however.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic spicy and mediciny aromas. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming. Fairly full-bodied. Malt flavors shine through, then leads to a dry palate. Nice beer but I would classify this as a Blonde Ale.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 30, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely small head. Smells like a barn with fruity notes and a sweaty smell. I detect butter in the aroma as well. Looks thick golden yellow. Tastes of hay, corn and bananas.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle reminds me of whoppers candy. With that aside, hazy gold color with a white head. Spicy citrusy aroma with a touch of banana. Fruity flavor with a bit of yeast. Active mouthfeel, crisp and kind of dry finish. Enjoyable.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice cloudy gold with small white head. Aroma is that of sweet malt, some spice, fruit (some citrus, some banana.) A nice flavor of fruit, sweet and some sour. Palate is very bubbly and refreshing. A pleasing Belgian.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2003 Pours a sparkling clear golden color with lots of spritz. Huge, frothy white head. Mostly lasting with thick, creamy lacework.
The aroma is of spice, citrus fruit, banana, light butterscotch and white bread dough. Fruity tasting with notes of coriander, honey, white wine and alcohol. Decently balanced by the alcohol and yeast... not sure about the hops.
Medium-bodied with a fizzy, dry, astringent mouthfeel. Short, dry, strawy finish.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2003 Akkkk, yeast. Clear golden colour with a thick frothy head, yeasty nose and yeasty taste. Almost too strong for me.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
what a terrific balanced out belgian ale, nice and rich, sweet, sour, bitter, but complete balance!
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful golden color, white head, fading to lace. I was surprised at how clear the beer looked since with the clay appearance to the bottle and the Belgian name I was expecting a cloudy wheat beer. Yeast and bread, but not as complex as I would have expected either ... somehow from the bottle, the name, the country, and the description I was expecting something more complex and more like a Belgian triple. But the other reviews use such wonderful descriptions that I will have to try this again.
RoJoNo (28) - Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light lacing after a decent head on the pour. On the sweet side, with a touch of yeast taste. Worth another look.