William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you like foam, this is your beer. It is strong, and has a bitter taste too it. Classic beer.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Green apple, yeasty perfume, and mild prickly hop spice in aroma. Lively fizziness at first make this surprisingly refreshing for such a big beer. Flavor is noted by a dryness that runs thorught then turns bitter and hoppy at the end. Some fruitiness, initially soft green apple then a sweeter orange make an excellent balance of complexities. World class beer.
jos.birx99 (4) - Lindenheuvel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It’s the beer amongst beers
Suttree (4498) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2005 If you are not familiar with Belgian Glden Ales, this is a sucker punch - The alcohol content is high, but well hidden. Not just easy to drink, but easy to drink a lot of. ’Easy to drink’ does not mean ’no flavor’, however. Its very complex.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprising that it is 8.5% ABV, seems like less. Nice fruit and spice, from a beer that except for the huge head, looks suspiciously like a macrobrew. ;)
Fredo (2) - Dunkirk, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2002 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
First attempt at belgian and was a little disappointed as a whole. Enjoyed the taste but had problems with the head size
shadey (1768) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2005 Why is everyone so immpressed with this beer. It looks like budlight with head. And in the tradition of piss colored beers, the taste is much like the appearance. 3/2/3/2/10
RERATE: Clear golden color with plnety od bubbles. Large bubbly chunky head. Citrusy, picy, yeasty. Plenty of carbonation. A little light on the mouth.
Davhgbrew (458) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light looking brew, with a head that lasted forever. I must admit I have never been a fan of the belgian beers, but this one started to grow on me. The aroma seemed a little alcoholy, but the middle and finish were almost enjoyable. I wouldn’t go out of my way to get this beer again, but I did like the bottle I had.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2004 Original and hopefully will return rating 10, 5, 10, 5, 20. To understand this beer makes it even better. The simplicity of the ingredient to form such a complex beer amazes me.
Put me on an island and give me this one. RERATE: I just recently had my first bad 4 pack of this. But I still am not detered. Tall near white head with lace abounding. Light fruit and malt. A subtile bitterness, that when pointed out makes a person rethink this one. After a couple more subpar 4 pack I really need to change this one. This really seems to have lost some luster in my eyes. Less malt backbone and more winey. I will contine to moniter in hopes it will return to glory. Perhaps a bad malt year.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2004 Not bad: nice colour, insanely thick head (if poured as per instructions) and pleasant, dry taste, but I prefer a stronger tasting Belgian. Packs a punch in the alcohol department though.