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.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is the color of young Sauternes and has a fizzy white head which lingers, but has no lacing. The nose is soft with notes of malt, horehound candies and subued tree fruit. The palate is lightly sweet, but well balanced. The malty notes fuse well with the lightly acidic fruit quality and the slight hops note. The finish is lightly prickly with some nice hops and sweet malt.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful poured golden brew with nice medium head. Sweet smell to begin and a nice hoppy smell. I taste the hops on the first sip but it isn't something that knocks your socks off. Nice finish with a fruity undertone.
JSmith1181 (13) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
120z bottle. My one and only to rate. Golden color with a subtle aroma. Belgian yeast with some hints of caramel make this a beer that is growing on me. To bad its my only one, a beer I would pick up every now and then in a sixer.
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, not very cloudy, with a rain of carbonation, and medium, brainy froth. Aromas are more subtle than expected, but rather true to New Belgium's style. There is a nice balance and interactivity between aroma and flavor with this beer, especially with the more pungent floral and coriander notes. Delicious, but not my favorite...perhaps too complex for me to manage just yet, but I just can't totally wrap myself around this one.