tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours very cloudy due to what appears to be a poorly flocculating yeast. Aroma is decent clove and subtle hops, with a flavor that is not overly complex, but very well balanced. Not the best belgian golden, but a good brew.
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2007 Apricot jam color with a medium lasting head. Nice malt, fruit aroma. Taste is of fruity/malt with alcohol at the back of the tongue. Finishes dry, yeasty.
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, burnt caramel, orange color. Great head. Very fruity and sweet, not cloying though. Definite spice action, especially the first couple of sips (gulps?). Overall a good belgian effort.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad Belgian Ale. Fruity sweetness, yeasty, and some spice flavor. Finish is sour may be too much for my tastes.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not very clean for a Belgian golden ale but its getting better.I seems to me the first time I tried this,it was only 6.9%ABV.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity sweetness and very malty. Has a yeasty flavor as well as hops in that sit sort of in the background. It is an orangish cloudy color. It has a hint of citrus flavor to it.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. Good head, pretty color. The alcohol is a bit too assertive, but what can you do? Vaguely tropical tasting. Just a hint though.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy deep golden color, decent frothy white clingy head. Hoppy floral-citrusy aroma, fruity spicy balanced flavors and nice yeasty flavors, nice crisp finish. Full bodied and mouthfeel, pretty good overall for the style.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice golden color,aroma was wheaty with some yeast and citrus to it.Flavor was wheaty with some citrus very lite in itís feel,the finish was citrus with a very slight alcohol after taste hard to describe but it has i reminisce feel of some kind of cough syrup in the after taste as well not that,thats bad because in this case itís not.Aha the citrus flavor is that of lemon,i just got it.Still canít figure out that finish it escapes wordís for me.Robutussin,or 44D just a hint mind you but itís there.oh well itís still well worth another one .Overall itís a very good beer.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good quality with an authentic belgian taste. Yeasty,
and not much on hops, but all flavor and aroma are derived
from the yeast. Slightly citrousy and has a sour finish.
Cloudy appearance. Little bit of spice in the initial taste.