fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow in color. Short head. Fruity aroma. Flavor is malty and estery. Medium mouthfeel. Flat finish.
heemer77 (5239) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is strong with corriander, tangerines and a little oak. Aroma is very amlty once this warms up. Barely any head out of the bottle. The body has a cloudy, gold orange color. Reminds me of a Belgian white beer in appearance and aroma. The taste is largely oranges and corriander. Fairly light, but very drinkable.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours cloudy with a lemon color. Small disappating head. Not an attractive looking beer, but it tastes ok. Lemon in the flavor, subtle and tasty. A good summer beer, if you keep it in the bottle.
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap. cloudy amd not much aroma but what i can detect is fruity/citrus. the yeast is easy to taste and it has a nice barley taste.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught; Final Sour - Stevens Point, WI: nice, cloudy amber pour with a thin white head. Fruity, citrus aroma with a decent hop profile. Creamy palate has a lot to offer the ‘easy drinking’ beer lover. I didn’t mind the beer, but I wasn’t expecting much – light beer, with a decent flavour and smooth palate.
jarl99 (2) - janesville, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
light and fruity with a mild head. tastes more sweet and heavy when on tap.
jtw (1150) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy straw color, lightly hoppy floral nose. tangy, slightly malty, but thin body. bitter, lasting finish....not great.
boto (2062) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. bottle: The pour was a bit of a suprise: it is a bit of a hazy, light golden color, with a large white head. The head dies down quickly, but it does look like a Belgian Wit. There is a bit of a wheat nose to the beer. Also, I get some spiciness and citrus, albeit faint. It has most of the taste characteristics of a Wit, but it is a thin and watery version of one. OK, but it should be more potent. Just average.
Nuffield (3987) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is Hoegaarden-meets-Budweiser. At one level, there are some very attractive elements. The yeast in the glass imparts that attractive haziness to the otherwise light yellow color that makes me love Belgian ales, and the aroma suggests some slightly fruity, slightly spicy notes. Yes, there are some obvious problems with this beer. Most importantly, the palate is desparately weak, being watery with only half-baked carbonation, insufficient to drive home the "zing" you would have expected. The flavor is severely muted, such that the slightly fruity, slightly spicy notes are lost to an American Standard-like wash of sweetness and nondescript grains. This beer is easy to drink, but there just enough to it.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Again, pours a light pissy-yellow, with no head. Aroma and flavour are both a little bland, but it's a little wheaty, and not nearly as bad as the totally naked.