UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer had very little aroma, nor did it have much in the way of appearance. But the flavor was very complex - a malty flavor with some sour characteristics. The aftertaste was warm and very smooth. Good ale.
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice! Belgian spiciness and beautiful texture, nicely fruity taste and professionally hopped as well. Lovely color and head.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant banana/orange aroma. Dark yellow and orange color. Small head with no lacing. Bananas and citrus is all I can taste. Nothing I would want to write home about. At all.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good blond. Nice fruity nose. Orange in color. Tastes of apple/pear with coriander.
Nice finish. Good beer.
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
$2.09 for a 12-oz single.
GREAT appearance. Light orange with a nice head. Slightly cloudy.
Either the subconscious is working its wonders right now with the color, but I swear I smell some pumpkin in there.
Slightly pear in flavor- lots of bitterness in the finish. Doesn't completely do the trick for me- but not bad.
This is a drinkable beer- but not really one that's for me. I definitely see how others will enjoy the hell out of it, though!
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
light nose of passion fruit and peaches. Glowing orange color with a thick but small head. Soft Fluffy fruity malt, typical golden ale sweetness on the side. Alcohol. soft balanced belgian, a bit sticky.
crazyvin (1939) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy apple cider appearance only lighter in color. Very thin short lasting head. citrusy aroma with banana notes. taste is malty with a minimal hops presance banana notes are very present throught.
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin head with good carbonation that keeps a light foam on the top. Aroma is fruity and has a distinct aroma of Dow scrubbing bubbles. Took me a while to come up with the aroma but is a dead on match. Color is a cloudy orange. Flavor is great. Full bodied with more fruit, spices, alcohol, yeast and some other stuff thrown in. A little on the sweet side. Finish is a little sour but still good. Nice alcohol warming as it goes down. A very good belgian ale.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(sampled at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden). Golden with some haze. Large foamy white head. Yeasty and nice fruity aroma. Taste of sweet malt, coriander, yeast with some excellent spices. Quite bitter and yeasty finish. The first american belgian-style ale I've sampled. And it's really good.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2003 bottle. Light belgian style aroma, moderate yeastiness at best, but good banana and clove. Pours a light gold with some deeper amber-honey hues. Huge bright, off-white head. Started at about 53 degrees and it was wonderful. Light citrusy/phenolic taste. Bubbly and lightly sharp/sour. Big honey-lemon flavor with some nice, albeit light malt flavor. Quite flavorful. I put it down for a bit and came back, unfortunately, now at about 57-59 degrees, it had completely flattened but did not ring in the delicate complexity that real belgians do when they have settled. Muddled and too sweet now. Hmmm, will try again but I'm pretty sure it will be the same thing.