Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly refreshing variant flavors throughout ... a smooth crisp taste, with a brisk blast of belgian amber flavor. Maybe it has been a long day, but I am really enjoying this beer right now!
jonas (6481) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, vintage 2000
Wooden leathery and dusty notes.
White cloudy amber, low head.
Peachy and wooden, leather - wooden exit.
Oily mouthfeel, somewhat flatish.
walleye (1088) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a hazy golden with lots of floaties with a white head. aroma sour dough bread, Yeast, malts, apples and some sour fruits as it warms.flavor a nice blend of citrus and yeast hints of honey , grapes and nice mouth feel with a touch of bitterness
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i am starting to really like this style. golden with some reddish hue. beautiful. some yeast in the aroma. a little harsh as first(pretty cold out of the fridge) but got better and better as it warmed. light fruitness and spicy. well done north coast.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit different, yes. Why isn’t this listed under Belgian Strong? Anyway, Orangey color reminiscent of I2PA, with a similar head and sticky lace. I like the smell and look of this and on taste it is quite complex, with sweet fruits as well as citruses coming through. Rather clean finish for a belgian with some hops and big malts right there behind the spice and fruit. A very nice beer.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
the parnqster is good,but a bit different form most belgium style brews i have had.
a bit darker in color,and taste overall.but it dose capture the essence of the "begian style ale."at 7 bucks a 4 pack,i will be drinking this one again.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Cloudy orange color with a small white head. Spicy aroma with hints of citrus fruits, coriander and honey. Sweet and peppery taste, almost like bubble gum, that quickly fades to a smooth hoppy finish and leaves a sweet and peppery aftertaste.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Very fruity spice aroma with orange and coriander. Taste is very citrusy fruity sweet at first then fades to a nice balance. Good spice in the finish. Overall a delicious belgian brew that is easily drinkable although not as complex as some of the style.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting redition of a Belgian Style ale, very dark for a "golden" ale and very rich and malty. sweet honey along with a hoppy bitterness makes this very tasty and satisfying, North Coast is an amazing brewery, fantastic!
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled: deep golden yellow haze with whitey on top that whiffs away quickly. nose of yeast and bubblegum. mouth follows with some yeast , banana, crushed pepper. watermelon seed and a bit of old jack frost. not too bad. better then i thought it would be.