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.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Average head, orange-yellow in color. Light hop aroma. I can taste the leaves in the favor, which is interesting, I can’t taste much in the way of hops. Clean finish with no after taste.
kyzr (1147) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice hoppy nose to it. Good orange color, with an average head. Nice finish.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2004 I liked the fruity flavor and the disappearing aftertaste. Tastes like autumn and family gatherings.
Nastrass (58) - Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the best NB has to offer. Nice orange color. Nice fruity, hoppy flavor.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think this is very bland along with the other New Belgium beers I’ve had.
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definetely not my favorite from
New Belgium. Smells like cologne.
More of a hop flavor than anything else.
Am concerned that my bottle might
be a bit long in the tooth.