matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Ale radiates a beautiful foggy golden orange body and a bulky yet somehow compact head. Nose of coriander, orange pulp, and yeasty bread like similarities. Very delicate oily mouth feel. The flavor reminds me of angel food cake, notes of honey, and melons, Yes; that’s it, Honeydew. I will end it with that a ripe golden honeydew melon, so ripe its oozing, so sweet your lips are sticky, ok, somehow this rating took a turn to the sexual side so I’m out.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First off let me preface this rating with the fact that I am new to Belgian style ales (I have only had about 5 different ones). I don't understand why some don't like this one. Very peach to citrus aroma with lime tones. Poured very orange and cloudy. A bit sweet for my taste but compared to the other Belgian ale's I have had this one compares quite well with this style. Palate was a little too rich and somewhat unbalanced but not bad.
Reid (2080) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bought in the 12 oz brown stubbie with a marvelous 17th century drinkinf scene on the label.
In appearance the beer is a lovelly deep golden colour with an everlasting pure white head, great swirls of carbonation.
Oh my what a fine aroma this beer has, wonderfully fruity with banana predominating..coriander present..very fresh smelling.
A lovely fizzy sweet fruitiness in taste, banan and coriander( slightly over ripe banana)..sweet sherbet great stuff.
Wonderfully creamy but with a fizzy kick.
A very drinkable Belgian style..I loved this beer..will by many many more.
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very drinkable and enjoyable Belgian Ale indeed!I liked this one from the moment I tasted it and I definitely would enjoy having this one again and again!It poured a small sized white head with fine-small sized bubbles that fully dissipated.The body was carbonated, clear with floaties and it had a golden hue.The nose was malty and fruity with a sweet and fruity flavor from start to finish.The palate was smooth, somewhat thin and light bodied.There was a fair amount of lacing with this beer.
thedm (5139) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew poured a small head of fine to large sized mostly diminishing white colored bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated transparent orange colored body with floating particles in it that were not yeast and a fair lacing. It had a fruity apricot like aroma and a smooth slightly bubble mouthfeel. The flavor was a very nice Belgian one with dough notes dominating it. The flavor was very enjoyable indeed. Well recoommended!
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
another attempt at abelgian, this one isnt bad, but lacks the character of a true belgian. Very crisp and refreshing with a dry hoppyness, a strange beer indeed
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a nice honey gold, with a very energetic head. Sweet and hoppy golden Belgian aroma. The taste, though, is a pleasure. Has quite the buttery assault, that is followed up with a very brief bitter shock, that opens up into the Belgian ale headyness. Just a tad of a bitter linger at the end.
raymow (1039) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely smells like a Belgian brew. Tastes pretty good but something just doesn't seem 100% Belgian about it - perhaps it's that it's brewed in CA by North Coast? A pretty good beer none the less.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an nice orange color and very hazy. Small head, good lacing with decent carbonation. Smells very spicy with some sweet fruit. Just about the most spicy beer I've smelled yet. Also, some sour notes. Flavor not nearly as spicy as the aroma. Mainly sweet with a dry finish.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is reminiscent of a witbier although a bit frutier. Coriander and spiciness in general are prevelant. FLavor is sweet all around with a nice spicy finish. Palte is thick--not like a stout--but certainly mouth coating. Very satisfying.