haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2009 Top notch. Outrageous frothy white head, particularly when served in itís own glass. Hazy yellow body. Full of fruity flavour, big lemons and limes, tart taste and a crisp alcoholic kick. Tastes as fien as any beer Iíve tried, but canít be beaten when the sunís on your back whilst sat in the main square in Brugge watching the world go by.
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
light hazy color, nice head. Pleasant taste not overpowering. Found it a bit creamy and sweet and not overly dry, but higher than average alcohol does affect mouthfeel.
Jeppe (2631) - ōlbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gigantic tall and frothy snow white head on a an unclear yellow body. Nice and heavy aroma of yeast, citrus, flowers and fruit - very fresh! Flavor is hay, yeast and hops with a nice alcohol bite. Warming and full. A very nice and easy drinakble ale.
jaysoneslick (24) - Montana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Father-in-law brought some back w/ him for me to try, and holy sh*t this beer was fanfuc*ingtastic!!
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very abundant head ! Nice, fruity aroma of citrus. Sweet, fruity flavor of citrus. Dusty, powdery mouthfeel. I love this beer !
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2004 bottle 11.2 oz. White label w "Belgian Golden Ale" on it. Pale yellow gold, how cloudy it is depends on how carefully you pour it. Holy Christ! what a head! be carefull. Looks like pure white merangue. Fantastic lace. Aroma is dry, spicey, malty w moderate but sharp hops. Very clean, bright, sharp, dry,bitter flavor but very smooth. Some alcohol taste. There is a pleasant, exotic, spice sensation that runs through the flavors on the palate that is quite enjoyable. Very nice finish with a bit of a nip.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straw yellow, clear and bubbly. Nice spicy flavors throughout, fruits and other things I canít quite discern. Very quaffable and enjoyable, with a dry, slightly bitter finish.
RugbyMike (14) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2004
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Even at very cold temperatures, this golden ale has a head that rises like a snow-capped mountain peak far above the rim of the glass. This is a powerful ale that will sneak up on you in a hurry. It is tart, but not hoppy. Hard to put my finger on because I have never drunk anything like it. There is a bit of an alcohol finish as in a barley wine. Give it a try. It will grow on you quickly.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, lots of head! Clear golden, tart and spicy, and very acidic, I thought. This one might have been too much for me. I admit defeat.
Pailhead (5073) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2009 Bottle: Pours a clear golden color. Incredible white head that takes quite a while to die down. Fantastic lacing. Citrusy aroma. Very good amount of carbonation. Sweet tasting with a little hops and a hint of alcohol but not too much. Nice balance of flavors.