JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - MAY 30, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The bottle was georgeous with a beer inside to back up its haughty talk. Kind of light look, but BIG flavor that both suprises you and knocks you off your ass with the alcohol content. Hopsy, with a head to match. The aftertaste is just as satisfying as the beer itself, with a wonderfully sweet aroma.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2004 Pale, carbonated like champagne, Michael Jackson’s beer book pronounces that this is one of the world’s ten best! Can't really appreciate the massive flavor as others can. Lots of alcohol notes and cloves. Overrated.
tartz99 (10) - USA - MAY 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The head on this beer is wonderful, very carbonated as most Belgian of this style are. Do not let the light color fool you, this brew has enormous flavor.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A huge frothy head and it is extremely fragrant. Has flavours that hint of orange zest and has a smooth, stoney dryness.
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fruity, bitter aroma, an almost white, pale appearance, plenty of carbonation, a beautiful white, frothy head, the taste is easy on the palate, again, mildly fruity, mildly bitter, I didn’t find much sweetness, allows long sips, even gulps, in what I would call a light to medium-bodied texture, very crisp finish, a solid beer.
Nuffield (3626) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Massive head reducing down to a natural, satisflying palate--just the right balance of carbonation. The color is a wee bit unattractive, in my opinion, but lovely in all other respects (especially the cloudiness). Nose of my wife’s blackberry pie with some other subtleties of yeast and its high alcoholic content. The taste is perhaps a bit too overpowering of alcohol--one early sip reminded me of some barleywines, perhaps erroneously--but after half the glass I had forgotten about that.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Superb head, great palate, a classic.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden body, and it’s quite carbonated, with decent head and the bubbles rising a la champagne. Sweet fruity aroma and taste, with a bit of the alcohol also seeping into the flavor. Some spiciness mixed in as well. Strange double impression of airyness and chewiness. Good stuff.
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.