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 (3382) - 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.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Milky copper in the glass, nearly no head. Lemon, bananna, vanilla and wheat nose. Sweet tasting, wheet bananna and very right vanilla with a hint of spice.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice gold color on the pour, white head. Aroma is sweet, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is much the same as the aroma, definite sweetness up front before the hop spicyness cuts it.
auto (163) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
yellow gold color, fully lasting large head, sweet maple scent, fairly enjoyable
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thick yellow tan body. corn alcohol smell which is not apparent in flavor. Nice and spicy but slightly watery
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden ornage color with white head. Aroma was flowery and friuty. Tastes a bit cirtusy with nice malt and wheat flavors. Not my favorite Belgian, but quite good.