dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Monks Cafe in Philly. This was a little boring. Tasted like any other Strong Ale. Did pick up the alcohol however.
randomdude (8) - Yorktown Heights, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had to try this beer. It was rated #1 in many books I read. Was not dissapointed. Not the best beer but very complex escpecially for a lighter belgian ale. Surprisingly high abv which is hidden behind a fruity and citris flavor. Nice rich head with a correct pour. Rich golden color and the aroma is indicative of the complex flavor. A very good beer, maybe not the best but close
jercraigs (8106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden colour witha good sized head. Lots of sweet fruity notes and first, but as the glass warms the alcohol starts to dominate the flavour.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong peach, apricot aroma. Orange yellow/gold color with large white fluffy head and good carbonation. Flavor was strong with malt peach, and citrus esters and a nice dry finish. A bit too sweet for my taste but not a bad Belgian ale. Palate was thick and full with an overly sweet tone that took away from the dry finish. This beer is very much like a desert.
sloth (2554) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small white head, short lived. Clear gold/yellow color. Medium body. Slight nose, fruity, malty honeyish. Sweet malt flavors, spicey. Finish is sweet, you can feel it warming as it goes down.
AceOfHearts (1374) - 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.