alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very easily drinkable, almost too easy. Very nice ale, with beautiful aroma and very clean taste.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
While this has considerable, even tripel-level strength, I found this rather easy drinking and balanced. Perhaps a bit of sourness, but generally not bad at all.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 7/28/02: unripe pumpkin with an alive and moldy top which was squeezing bubbles out from its organic mass...wheaty and spicy and very belgian...spicy onslaught..like a spilled spice rack...too spicy almost...yeasty...spiced spice with some spice..tangy but too damn spicy IMO..try not to try too hard there North coast...spices are good to some extent but CHILL OUT ...cuz homeboy da spices are unbearable here..I don't appreciate the comparisons to Duvel because this beer is nothing close to duvel...I dumped half the bottle and now have 3 more..who wants it
Re-Rate 9/3/02: I hate this beer and I dumped more than half the bottle this time..Cloying cloying cloying pooh!
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice amber color, Good head. Very yeasty aroma, perhaps due to the "floaties" that came out upon pouring. Spicy flavor.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange hue. Very small head. Oafish looking group of sots on the label. Small halo of bubbles leaves a microfine mesh of lace. Yeasty bread and floral smell accompanied by malt and spice aromas. Wafts of alcohol and citrus notes emanating from underneath. Fruity flavored with a certain vanilla dryness. Smooth clean finish.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
spicy, sprucy, fruity, malty taste followed by grapefruit. This is a good example of the Belgian blonde style.
jaymobrown (1646) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden light color. Cotton candy nose with hints of apple. Good amounts of carbination. Finishes with a dry, burn caramel taste.
JMerritt (1767) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light orange color with a small head. Tons of tiny particles are suspended throughout. I found the aroma of this brew to be too alcoholic and noxious. Flavor, however, is very full and hides the alcohol rather well. Somewhat sweet initial flavor that turns citric and then hoppy. Outside of the aroma, very nice!
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good. Orange/golden color, decent head. Slightly wheaty. A very good American style Belgian. Nice work, North Coast.