mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, but not great. In the style of a Belgian ale, and somewhat similar in flavor, but it's clearly not double or triple-fermented and has some bitter overtones. Not good enough to make you not want to buy a Belgian original even with the price differential.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This golden ale has a hazy old gold color and a quickly dissipating white head. The nose is lightly citrusy with some hay-like character. The palate has a light bready sweetness with some lemony aspects coming forward toward the finish. The finish effervesces on the tongue with light spice (coriander?)
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 21, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose of wheat, light banana, alcohol, perfume, pine resin, and spice. Pours a murky golden amber. The average fluffy/frothy off-white head is mostly diminishing with no lacing. The flavor starts sweet with a warm alcoholic middle and a bready sweet and spicy wheat finish. The light palate is creamy and fizzy and feels alcoholic at the finish.
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours very cloudy due to what appears to be a poorly flocculating yeast. Aroma is decent clove and subtle hops, with a flavor that is not overly complex, but very well balanced. Not the best belgian golden, but a good brew.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2007 Apricot jam color with a medium lasting head. Nice malt, fruit aroma. Taste is of fruity/malt with alcohol at the back of the tongue. Finishes dry, yeasty.
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, burnt caramel, orange color. Great head. Very fruity and sweet, not cloying though. Definite spice action, especially the first couple of sips (gulps?). Overall a good belgian effort.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad Belgian Ale. Fruity sweetness, yeasty, and some spice flavor. Finish is sour may be too much for my tastes.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not very clean for a Belgian golden ale but its getting better.I seems to me the first time I tried this,it was only 6.9%ABV.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity sweetness and very malty. Has a yeasty flavor as well as hops in that sit sort of in the background. It is an orangish cloudy color. It has a hint of citrus flavor to it.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. Good head, pretty color. The alcohol is a bit too assertive, but what can you do? Vaguely tropical tasting. Just a hint though.