BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown appearance, moderate head formation. Sweet malty, sugary aroma, some dark fruits and woodiness. Medium bodied, fizzy palate. Fruity intro, turns to a caramelly sweet sugary middle with a coffee dryness and mild bitterness in the finish.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with tan head. Yeasty, sweet aroma. Drier and not as full bodied as I would have liked. Not bad, but not
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
had high hopes for this one given celis’ belgian roots - but it was pretty yeasty and a little over conditioned - mid brown color and this flavor profile - high alcohol content
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy dark brown with a big tan head. weak aroma of raisin and spices. Chocolate, raisins, and yeats in flavour. Not very exiting... Thin finish.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a hazy brown/amber with a light tan head that leaves thick lace. aroma is very complex, with phenolic delgian yeast spiciness overlaying a rich base of dark fruits and toasted malts. flavor is equally complex, with a rich malty flavor well balanced with hops and yeast tang. easy to drink, still, especially for its size.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown coloured. Complex aroma of fruits, malts and spices. Some interesting spicy notes in the flavour as well. Full bodied.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich clear brown with a thick creamy head. Aroma is mild and caramely. Sweet bready and earthy Belgian malt flavor. Mild chocolate toward the end, but somewhat thin and bland.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is like a thinner version of Ommegang (which isn’t a bad thing in the summer). The aroma had some darker fruits and nuts. Flavor wise, the spicy complexity was there, but really toned down. You have to concentrate to bring the joy out of this bottle. Great lively finish.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep and dark brown body with a great head. Very powerful aroma is nutty and spicy with a hint of badger. The carbonation is a bit over the top for me. The bottom line is: a fine brew, one of the best low alcohol Belgians I’ve had.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2004 This one popped like a shotgun! The pour is a dark ruby-esque amber color, with a just a hint of head, clinging to the side of the glass. Aroma is very present with a bit of muskiness and slightly spicy. The mouthfeel is amazing, it is very alive in the mouth, almost undescribable. Unique in the sense that you just have to try it to understand what I am talking about. Lots of spiciness and pepper notes, if I could say almost starchy. I loved it!