AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice looking mahogany, huge head. I like Omhperís "sugary pineapple" description of the aroma, it is dead-on. Mix in a little cough syrup, and you have the flavor. Thick and very sweet maltiness, quite harsh and sour on the tongue.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A yeasty-wit aroma. Cloudy, deep reddish-brown color under a thick, foamy head. A very silly looking label. Sweet and fruity flavor, notes of pineapple, a bit spicy too. Not bad, it just needed something else to balance out the malts which came out.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was surprised by this one - Nicely spiced, yet not overdone; lots of mild dark fruit flavors (plum). Crisp and clean - nice dry finish. Not as good as Allagash, but worth trying.
presario (4437) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2002
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2003 Rerate May 2003. Not a huge change. This beer is not for me or I need it closer to the source. Aroma and flavour of vinegar. Clooudy, muddy tasting and sour. Original taste: The bottle said best before May 2003 but because I have been impressed with other Huyghe offerings I put this down to a skunky bottle. That said I don't plan on trying it again any time soon. The aroma was of dirty diapers and the taste of rotten vegetables. The colour was excellent although the foamy head was a little brown. Simply could not drink this.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light red-brown colour, with a beige rocky head. The malt comes out through the aroma, diminishes on the palate and is replaced by an fairly unpleasant acidic flavour. This one didnít leave a greate taste in my mouth, but kept me interested through the whole bottle.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím surprised to see this one rated so low. Iíve had alot better belgian ales but this one is pretty good too.
TAR (2391) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rust color with no particles underneath a dense rocky foam. Fresh and very vinous aroma of concord grape, pear, leafiness, peppery alcohol, Merlot, prune, iron, and light phenols. Medium body with lovely fluffiness. Soft on the palate as well. Flavors of prunes, metallic notes, cardboard, plums, and brandy. Very little hop presence. Subtle acidic notes are unpleasant. Finishes round and fruity with a dab of pineapple and coconut. Not great, but certainly more worthy of a higher overall rating, although this is a less authentic version of the style.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not what Belgian beers represent. Very sub-par.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown beer with a nice big head that quickly dissipates. Sweet caramel aroma with hints of chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is fruity sweet, malty and spicy, with notable alcohol presence. Definite complexity at work here, but Iím not sure to what end. Nice mouthfeel of bubbles; goes down slightly bitter, more owing to an alcohol burn than any hops.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 9, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
not exactly otherworldly. rotten fruit.