omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden coloured. Light bodied. Well hopped American style. Interesting.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(draught) Orange corn colour; slight white head. Rather fresh grassy smell - do I smell cornsyrup/cornflakes? Grass returns in the taste, but with a roasted malt aftertaste following a rather long bitterish finish. Hint of esters. Light mouthfeel, some body from the ?corn?. Not very exciting really. Not bad neither.
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2003 3rd rerate: Slightly murky appearance, huge head which sits atop the beer for a considerable amount of time. Smells wheaty, and hoppy, taste is a little sour, tastes old and dusty, with accents of lemons.
Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is moderately yeasty (sweat), moderately hoppy (perfume), with a light note of alcohol, slightly medicinal/solventy. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Starts out fairly weak on flavor, but theres generous bitterness in the finish and the acidity isnt too high. The aroma isnt especially pleasant, being quite perfumey and sweaty with a hint of paint thinner.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal golden hue with a big foamy white head and very good lacing. Aroma hints of malt, earthy yeast, hayfield, lemon, pear, pepper and touch soapy. The taste has layers of sweet fruit tones upon which a yeasty twang and accompanying spice are detected. A wonderfully balanced and easy to drink beer. The mouthfeel is dry and chalky towards the finish, lively beforehand. Straightforward and simple yet sublime brew. New Belgium hits a homer again.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very session like belgian ale. It pours a tad more golden than most amercan standards, very clear and typical lacing. Small hints of fruit and yeast in the aroma, very understated. Almost like a watered down belgian, I'd much rather take Rare Vos over this one.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium gold color, medium head. A full-bodied Belgian single ale, malty and hoppy. The malts are slightly sweet, while the hops are slightly spicy. Full complex flavors. Full bodied, yet light and refreshing. Question: Belgian estery yeast or some added cane sugars? Can’t tell, but it taste really nice. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth, Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a tall cream colored head. Light hops aroma. Spicy hops bite (along with the carbonation) from the first sip leading to a pale malt flavor that lingers through the finish. Nothing to complex, just a very drinkable brew. Malt and hops.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Didn't care much for this one. The aroma was yeasty and sausage-meaty (vienna sausage, bologna) to me. Dry, grassy, some of the New Belgium house-character doughiness, moderately bittered. Medium, hoppy finish, with some tin. Gotta love the NB yoked bottles. Poofy bone-colored head -- having to drink from an opaque glass, but it appears to be medium amber. The label is a little girlie. I was half-expecting to see a Raggedy Ann sitting on the porch swing...
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle. Light amber to dark golden color with an ivory colored head of medium size, but good retention. My glass presented outstanding lace, post beer. Mild floral Belgian yeastiness to the aroma. Dryness to the palate that differs from the Tripel, but plenty of malty flavors to go around. This is quite smooth and milder than the Abbey ale. Residual mild bitter/tartness lingers. Good drinker indeed.