pcprof (6) - USA - MAY 8, 2003 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Excellent lighter beer wiht the quality that you expect fro New Belgium brewery
Diablokev (147) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is hoppy, ans floral. The appearance is a honey like gold with a thin white head. The flavor is hoppy and smooth. The beer is very easy to drink. Overall very nice.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2003 Light and hoppy, quite mild. Only slightly spicy, some weird citrus thing that I can't put my finger on. Not bland, but not exactly flavorful. Some graininess. Small head, good retention. Certainly a hot weather beer, which is quite appropriate for this day in Texas.
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light orange color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and floral. A lighter bodied “Belgian?” ale. Malts are fruity. Hops are spicy. Light and refreshing. There is a lot of stuff going on here, and I find myself having real trouble describing just what. Its dry hopped and very crisp. The low alcohol doesn’t seem to affect the flavors. Interesting beer.. Will need to re-taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is fruity and a touch biter
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this was rather amusing: the label suggests this is "in a category all its own" but I brewed a beer VERY similar to this a few months ago - just a basic German wheat that I dry-hopped for some extra character. Not to sound too cocky though - this was a bit better than my batch. Rather light with very modest levels of malt and grain, but the hops here provided a nice little flourish to the otherwise straight-forward recipe. Very nice, crisp and refreshing, although not at the top of my list for individuality (although, I may be a slight bit biased).
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not too much in the way of aroma, but I really like the character the Kaffir leaves add to this brew. Another thumbs up for New Belgium.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much to compare this to. Maybe an extra pale. Very refreshing and zesty. Citrus dominates. Very hoppy for a "belgian ale". Very good session beer for the summer.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Underrated, methinks. Nice even smell. Not too much carbonation. Excellent citrus and floral notes. A hint of nutmeg. Just blows me away with its unique symphony of flavors: flowers galore, pomegranates, lime, and a little bay leaf.
Update, 7/25/07. I still like this, but not as much as before (had it rated at 4.3!). It seems to have a bit less body than before, and I don’t pick up some of the complexities I have in past editions. I still like this as a thirst-quenching summer beer, though.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
wonderful aroma, nice clear orange-yellow appearance. very full body taste with a wonderful match of clean hop finish. impressive brew.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2005 Bright gold body with moderate carbonation and a uniform, sudsy white head. Distinct aroma of buttery nuts and grassy hops. Light citrusy, herbal lime flavor with delicate floral notes and a short, mostly dry finish, and noticeable bitterness. No depth in terms of yeast or malt character. Thin body. Refreshing and has some distinct facets but fails to add up to anything special.