biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
POured a clear golden color with a small white head...Aroma of wheat, vanilla and corriander...Flavor pretty much follows suit...Some light tones of peach maybe...Brewed well to style...just not my favorite
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
As soon as I had one of these that I bought on the way home after work, I was thinking it was worth a good rating. I read other ratings and wasn’t surprised that this one has fairly unanimously favorable opinions. I noticed in the ratings those typical words associated with this type of ale, such as banana, spice, etc, and I agreed with them. I sum it up by saying that its rich without being overwhelming. Its balanced but not boring. You can drink it fast or slow, and enjoy it either way. I like to take a few big guzzles, then settle down and sip it slowly, and savoring it. This one really delivers the flavor and the punch. It kicks a little with the above average alcohol level without being too imposing. It’s a very well made ale. I had it a few months ago and it didn’t taste quite this good. It’s very smooth, and slightly sweet, yet I can taste some zingy hops in it. This is the type of ale that comes as close or maybe closer to my idea of the perfect ale as any other ale does.
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy orange beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of peach and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of peach and alcohol, that prickles the tongue.
Sammy (11230) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aggressive yeast, in terms of aroma and taste for a Belgium, but otherwise true to its style. Coriander, vanilla, nutmeg. Quite quafable. Sweet-spicy. Medium-full mouthfeel.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to my neighbor for this one. Though I am not a big fan of Belgian ales this one was pretty good. Quite warming and easy to drink.
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color with yeast sediment at the bottom and an off white head. Banana, belgium yeasts, and cloves in the aroma. Some faint candy sweetness too. A bit of floral in the taste, but more yeasts and sugary sweetness. Tasty, and recommended.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2005 This is one of the coolest bottle labels I have ever seen. Something about the jovial guys drinking in a nice lil’ pub makes me happy. This beer adds to that happiness, with its light fruit flavors and tangy citrus bite. Would like to see this one offered as a corked bottle.
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma speaks of bananna and clove...quite typical for the style. Appearance is slightly cloudy, orange. Flavor begins as an explosion of Belgian goodness, but tapers off quickly. Doesn’t leave much to write home about. Not a bad beer at all....but needs some longevity
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a burnt orange with a very small, rapidly dissipating white head. Aroma of bread, fruit and a touch of alcohol. This beer has a lot going on - apples, bananas, spice, and a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. I’m pleasantly surprised.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich, hazy gold with a creamy head. Aroma is floral and yeasty with a rouch of alcohol. Flavor is sweet with a nice, warm alcohol finish. Medium bodied with a very silky mouthfeel. A great Belgian ... especially considering it’s Californian in origin. Very pleasant, warm, complex beer.