redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blonde color with a nice fruity sweet Belgium yeast aroma. Strong alcohol taste overwhelms any flavor nuances.
DatFlycat (12) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this beer. It didn't impress me as much as one of it's more-widespread countrymen that I've also reviewed, but I was nonetheless pleased with the experience. My one significant personal caveat would be an overabundance of tart in the body of the taste.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma much like cider; the color is also a cloudy brown like cider; very light head that quickly disappears; slightly sweet taste with a definite alcohol finish - the alcohol almost overwhelms the other tastes
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 beautiful golden appearance with nice big frothy head that lasted long enough, there's alot going on with the flavour, lots of complexity - up there with a duvel, lots of fruity flavours and aromas, the strong ale citrus was ever-present as were the wheaty flavours and aromas, nice mouthfeel and the alcohol warming effect you always get from a belgian strong ale. I highly recommend this one.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is really nice beer. Very pretty head that lasted a good while left some nice lacings. Aroma was very sweet. Flavor was slightly citrus with some nice hopping. I will remain in the market for this stuff.
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. had this in Springfield, MO of all places. warming in the gullet, beautiful aroma and mouthfeel just perfect. 3 more and on the floor.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of cotton candy and bubblegum. Fizzy, fluffy white head. Murky golden butterscotch color with particles of yeast floating around. Spicy, warming sweet peary flavor with prominent yeast notes. Somewhat acidic finish. High carbonation yielding a soda-like mouthfeel. All around good belgian ale and a cool looking bottle to boot.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice golden color,tall white head that took some time to diminish.Nice fruity aroma with a mild hint of hops and mild spice.The taste was much better,sweet hoppy taste with a nice presence of fruit(citrus) and spice that just makes you want to have more.this is one hell of a good brew and as i said it really makes me wish i had bought more then one but i guess due to cash flow one was enough for now,but i will definately be keeping my eye out for more of these.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a massive head, great lacing and a nice gold colour. Yeasty, phenolic, vanilla, stone fruit aroma.
Quite lean and dry in the mouth, lots of carbonation (which works well) and a slight touch of alcohol. Nice, but not exceptional.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2006 (Bottled) Very hazy golden with floating yeast clumps and a large, foamy and white head. Extremely fruity, sweetish aroma with vegetable hints and some alcohol. Fruity flavor of cooked vegetables, grainy malt and no hops to speak of. Medium-bodied, warming, slightly alcoholic, smooth’n’foamy-carbonated palate. A raw-malty, fruity and somewhat alcoholic brew. Maybe this was the last sample ever.
(Bottled, sampled Dec 12, 2003, was 5-3-6-3-12=2.9) Lager-colored, a bit muddy, diminishing head. Almost nonexistent aroma with some alcohol. Very high on CO2 *burp*. Taste is also very light, lagerish, with a bit alcoholic aftertaste. Easy to drink, but that’s about it. Love the pink elephants on the glass, though :)