Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous unfiltered pure gold color. Aroma is mild and champagney. The flavor is pleasant, robust, but not arrogant. It has a mild alcohol afterburn. A nice, pleasant, solid beer that would fit in just about anywhere and with anything.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Itís available on the Eurostar,what better way to pass your time in the Chunnel...Always a beauty in the glass,the brewerís dictionary entry for head retention.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks good - gold colour, smells good-fruity yeast nose, tastes good- fruity and very smooth. Pretty damm good.
duke33 (66) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2005 Pale straw color, with a thick and bubbly white head and distinct floral bouquet. Very yeasty and quite effervescent on the tongue. Would be great on a hot summer day, except for the high alcohol content.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
rich fruity aroma, cloudy folden appearance, crisp clean flavor with strong carbonation
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite carbonated, light and golden with a moderate head. Lively mouthfeel, nice spices, but am I missing something? I expected more malt, this may be true to the golden style, but pretty smooth nonetheless. Interesting hop profile. This gets a few respect points for being a benchmark, but I found this far from fantastic. Yeah, Iíll revisit in a while anyway. (Sidenote: Itís rather dangerous to drink a 75 cl bottle by yourself before you go out to the bars.)
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good belgian strong ale. Nice balance of malt, hops, and alcohol. Truly a classic.
vacek (67) - College Station, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
When I first poured it out I had to check the bottle to make sure they had put the right brew in there. I guess I have been getting used to just drinking darker beers these days. I was quite surprised by this beer after picking it up for four and a half on the way out of the grocery store. Good Hops. Good Spicy/Fruity Flavor. Great Golden Color. Good Beer.
hoppyman (34) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Some serious bubbles make this one the champagne of beers.Serious and very classy.One of the very first beers that made me discover something else than mass-production beers.Very thankful for that.Huge head and high carbonation.Big floral and pear nose.Goes down well with a spicy,citrus taste with alcohol pretty much in the background.This is one beer i will never get tired of.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice belgian ale with a gorgeous golden hue and well balanced fruity flavors.