DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 A nice well flowing low alcohol belgian ale..its nice to know that these can indeed be made. The aroma is a mixture of pure hoppiness, forest smell, grains and wheat, a hint of malt and crispiness. It pours a light orange color with a mild carbonation level and a thin frothy white head which lasted not too long. The flavor is pleasant with merange, hops, syrupy vanilla, lime, and fig leaves dominating. This beer reminded me of sipping on mother earth herself. The carbonation level is well in check, with a dry, semi sweet ending with a touch of bitter in mid taste. Definitely dry hopped, you can taste it right in the aftertaste. A good brew. Thanks to mitch for the brew!!
Rerate at the brewery. What the hell happened here...slight hop and pine nose, heavy carbonation, a tad bit of lemon in the taste, but VERY weak body..slightly earthy with orange peel and citrus, but very weak
BillKismet (3355) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2006 Small headed orange soda body with the enticing smells of orange, honey suckle, and mystique. Light bodied with an intriguing orange blossom taste with mysterious summer orchids in the mix. Flavorful and refreshing. Great to have on a summer keg. Ah, now I see, the mystique must have something to do with the kaffir lime leaves. Interesting...
dwyerpg (4629) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2006 As Skinny Dip. Looks and smells okay. An interesting beer, really reminds me more of a kolsch than a belgian ale. Crisp but decent.
As Loft. 8,4,10,4,17. A little high. Springy flavor, somewhat spicy. It sort of lifts up off the tongue. Excellent and exciting.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium hoppy grapefruit aroma.Amber orange appearance.Crisp hoppy citrus flavor.Refreshing,hint of lime,dry finish.
TrinityRoseFae (11) - san mateo, California, USA - MAY 10, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The scent is of fine english tea roses. Just divine. A sip only enhances this flavor. Just like drink pure rose water. But better. Thumbs up for this beer.
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 (153) - 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 (5287) - 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).