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 (1232) - 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 (1993) - 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 (2391) - 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.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden body with a thin, white head. The aroma is fruity, malty, yeasty and sweet. Honey, caramel, oranges, mango, cotton candy, lemon and dough. A moderate body with a slightly short finish. The flavors are nice and really accentuate the aroma. Pleasant sweet fruit with just a kick of light hops in the end to balance. A tasty beer, to be sure.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2004 Super-hazy, yeasty vivid orange. Quirky appearance, but forebodes a formidable yeasty goodness. Aroma is leathery, clove-like, slight grapefruit and orange, and slightly sour. Slight tarnish of bacon grease/ ham hock. Flavor is initially sour building into a pleasant tea-like sweetness. Metallic (tin) sidetracks. Musty, noble bitterness that builds throughout the swallow. Very smooth drinking and quite pleasant. Downsides are the meaty notes in the aroma and metallicness in flavor. Superb carbonation level laminates a creamily smooth body. A bargain @ $4.99/4 pack.
DYCSoccer17 (3357) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2004
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a VERY HAZY orange--too orange. Head is Less than expected, but white. Aroma is yeastly, with some sitrus and maybe some cloves in there. Start is yeastly, with some fruit in the middle. Bitter-Ethanol-Metallic ending. The ending is rather unpleasant, and I cant get away from this metallic taste. Somewhat of a disappointment to me.