MrDick (346) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have to admit that after La Folie, this is my favorite beer brewed by New Belgium Brewery. Pours a light golden color with aroma of honey and dandelion. The initial taste is loaded with citrus and lemon bitterness, but this quickly dissipates into light caramel and fruit. It's amazing that New Belgium can mass produce such a high quality beer. Cheers!
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Makes the mouth tingle from the turbulent carbonation and vast amount of spice. Apple, pear, pepper, tabacco, sourdough bread, curacao and a slight sampling of bubble gum. Well rounded, delicious beer.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 9, 2004
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Murky iced tead look with lots of gold and light brown. Head is off-white, almost beige merengue head. Smells of malt, pie crust, apple, clove. Taste is clove, water, spit and some malt. Horrible flavor. Perhaps a bad bottle, purchased in Galveston, TX.
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff smells like heaven. It just does everything right. There's some sour apples in there, lots of yeast...hazy golden. The flavour is predominately yeast, with a moderately bitter finish. Well balanced malt. Finishes with a warming alcohol flavour.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 7, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled: golden yellow haze with a tinge of orange splashed in there. white rocky head that disipates. slight lace. nose is woody yeast bread, damp. on the tongue wheat flavors of banana coriander and malt. nice sweet hidden alcohol taste. this one is good, reminds me of a real saison with a little more punch. robust. moderately coplex. new belgium beers are good schtuff. jump back and taste it man.
azhophead (5) - GILBERT, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold color, fresh yeast aroma with good carbonation. Not much head, and lacing is slight.
Nice flavor, better than I expected for such an easily accessible (Safeway) brew.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden colour with a big frothy head. Aroma is saaz hops and yeast. Flavour is yeasty and slightly sweet with a nice maltyness.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 This is my favorite new belgium offering. Yeasty, fruity, bananas, citrus (acidic) flavor. Sturdy and glorious. A fine trippel.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a big quickly discipating head that is white in colour. The nose is yeasty with perfume hops. The taste sure is belgian with good amounts of sweetness. Very likeable and drinkable.
auto (163) - California, USA - APR 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
round well balanced flavour
golden color with small head.