Gorbalev (2912) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, Allen’s, Toronto. Beautiful golden colour, huge white head - great appearance. Strong citrus aroma. Taste had much more body than I expected - it is rather smooth, but I found it overly sweet and syrupy. Perhaps this could have been balanced off with a little more carbonation. With this unbalance, I really tasted the alcohol as I made my way through it. Still, it was a decent beer.
Tomislav (12) - CROATIA - JUL 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
very strong for a white beer, but I think that is the spirit of it. Nice golden colour, full of taste! Recommended!
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on the patio of a great little cafe in Villefranche, in the south of France. I was pleasantly surprised to find this nice Belgian ale on draft here. Blond color, slightly hazy with a creamy white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty with a bit of spice. Flavor is nice, sweet and spicey with a refreshing bitter finish. Medium body and good carbonation.
TheBeerGod (5218) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber body with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy with some candy sugar, malt, and dark fruit coming through.Taste is sweet as well. More candy sugar, some yeast, sweented malt, dark fruits, and spices galore. Light hops towards the end. A flowery hint as well. Mouthfeel seems dominated by the carbonation and spice. Finish is spicy-sweet. Decent finish, indeed. Good beer considering it’s "macro" status.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried on a barge on the Seine across from Notre Dame. Gold Coloring. Big Head. Malty. Bitter. Good Belgian Overall.
vanvenlo (1206) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 June 2004 - Light simplistic fruit with yeasty malt aroma. Low head retention, low suds and golden clear. Flavour starts sweet and has a light hop complexity, with slight metallic taste. Palate has a dry, crisp bitterness.
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity aroma with crystal clear amber colour. Fruity malt flavour with smooth palate.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a rich gold with a large head that lasts and laces very well. Aroma of Sussex Pond for those that know what it is. Buttery lemon and cloves, some yeast and cinnamon notes. Flavour is very similar, creamy with stewed autumnal fruits. Good bitterness that lingers perhaps a little too much. Very nice.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeasty lemon aroma with cloves. Yeast, cloves, lemon flavor. Nice bitter, clean finish
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden body topped by a foamy white head. The aroma is malty and spicy, neither outstandingly good nor bad. The flavor is spicy and yeasty, with a lingering fruitiness. Palate is dry with an alcoholic finish. Entirely forgettable.