robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy Orange Coloring. Good Head. Yeast. Fruit. Spice. A very good beer...but nothing distinctive.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange peel and cloves very present in the nose, like with many good belgian. I drank it out of a Trois Pistoles grappist glass, and couldn’t see through the wonderful clowded orange color. With a light behind it, it almost looks luminous. The mouthfeel is very smooth at first then comes to a crisp middle then ends with a leafy sweetness. From the three beers I’ve had from this brewery, I need to get my paws on some more. All three have been much better than expected.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and complex, very much belgian in style...kind of an imitation Duvel. A good belgian ale, especially since it’s not from belgium.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
True to the style for flavor with strong clove presence, medium body, golden in color with a strong aroma. Palate was rather nice and a nice looking beer. Not my style, by any means though.
MartinT (8821) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet orange surfaces with light citrus drops over the flowery malt field...A creamy feel is spiced by some bready yeast and a nagging alcohol note...Buried hop resin is felt but this low-carbonation Belgian is definitely emphasizing its sweet fruitiness...
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy gold. Aroma is fruity/yeasty. A little banana in the nose. Flavor is fruity and lively. Nice coriander, citrus flavor with a warm dry finish. Alcohol hidden well. Full bodied with nice carbonation. A little acidic. A very nice brew.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, snifter. Average sized, creamy, white head is slowly diminishing. Clear yellow-amber body. Bread, cookie, cereal malt (M); flowery, herb hos (M); clove, grape, pear, apple, white wine, nutmeg aromas. Heavily sweet flavor becomes a heavily sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish which is quite short. Medium-full body, oily/creamy texture, average carbonation. The bottom line is: flavor and aroma are a little underwhelming.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I smell bananas and bread in the aroma. Tastes just like a Belgian should. Citrusy and perky. Its definitely a quality beer. Wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I sampled this bottle. Very pleasant surprise.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2004 Tap, Maproom, Chicago. DOPE. I really enjoyed this one, from smell to finish. Huge frothy head diminished to light grazing of white bubbles. Smelled of banana, cheese, and a bit of lemon. The flavor was moderately acidic and sweet in the front with a very faint bitterness. The flavor seemed to be a complex combination of fruit flavors and spice flavors that I’m not good enough to identify, but it was good. The finish was somewhat creamy with a little bit of alcohol on the breath, fuller than I expected.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2005 Original Rating (7-4-6-3-13=3.3): Mild coriander with toasted malt in the aroma. Alcohol very noticeable. Pale golden yellow with dense white head that recedes to cover. Malty flavour with light dusting of spices - pepper, coriander and some citrusy characteristics. Lasting mild sweetness. Body is medium with fizzy mouthfeel. Fairly unexciting. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).
Rerate (5-2-6-2-11=2.6): Tropical fruits, sherry tones and doughy yeast in the aroma. Hazy copper coloured body a crown of low white head that recedes to ring. Tropical fruits and cookie dough are dominant with some notes of sherry in the fairly sweet aroma. Light finishing bitterness takes the edge off. Medium body with strong, prickly carbonation. Bottle sampled at Peculier Pub in NYC with Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.