Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a murky brownish orange, with a big thick foamy white head. The aroma was malty and sweet. It's a hoppy beer, with hints of raisons, spices, and other fruits. Pretty good stuff. The alcohol is well hidden.
JCW (1273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour with a huge white frothy head, yellow translusent. The hops produce a pepperish, floral aroma, somewhat remenisent of Orval or Hapkin. There is some sweet flavors in the malts buried in there, but overall this beer is about hops and plenty of them. Dry finish, fine brew.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - NOV 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden color. Aroma is full of yeast and fruit. The flavor is not as strong as the aroma. The alcohol does have a warming effect. This is pretty good.
TheBeerGod (4632) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to mabdoney for sending this out to me! Pours a hazed reddish orange. Nose is fruit mixed with light spice and bugspray or lighter fluid. The effervescent tan head quickly dissipates. Much better taste. Seems to be a strong honey taste along with spice and light hops. The alcohol does not seem as noticeable as I expected. Finishes very well with a sweetened aftertaste. I was a little disappointed as I had VERY high hopes for this but it is good nonetheless. Oh yeah, aceofhearts MUST of had a fresher bottle than me or something for him to derive the aroma he mentions! :)
Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer as it rest in the glass a cloudless gold color with a head the size of Mount Everest, brilliant white in color, spumescent in texture and as it ever so slowly diminishes in size the lace a sticky sheet to obscure the glass. Ripe pineapple, sweet malt, crisp and clean, a treat for the old proboscis, start is sweet and nicely malted, top is middling in feel to the palate. Finish is spirited in its acidity, hops persistent in their spicy bite, droughty long lasting aftertaste, decent blonde ale, not the best but certainly not the worst I’ve tasted.
AceOfHearts (1375) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Props to these guys for fitting 11% into something so lightly colored. Smells like a combination of perfume and BO, with a hint of chicken...oh God, oh God, I want to say it, but I just can't bring myself to. Some effervescence, nice dry finish. Good stuff.
The Etruscan (438) - Tuscany, ITALY - OCT 29, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
White medium lasting head. Orange cloudy color. Aroma is malty, fruity with apricot and alcoholic notes. Flavor is malty too with fruity tones, ending in a sweet slightly alcoholic finish. Full bodied.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was okay, extremely light, and has a great aroma, but the flavor does back up the great aroma. The color is golden and slightly cloudy and murky. The body is light and thin. I have had better belgians that this.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(mabdoney, bottle) Very fresh aroma, grapes, chocolate. Average sized head. Sort of an ugly color, murky brown with green edges, sediment. Flavor was wheat, alcohol, cotton candy. Flavor seemed unbalanced for some reason. Alcohol was masked well in this medium bodied beer....not bad.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque orange with big foamy head, looks great. Pear Williams type of aroma including alcohol. Pears also in the flavour, also has a grapefruit sourness. Alcohol aftertaste.