Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
WooHooo, finally a chance to use my new Orval glass I got from Liquid Solutions.
Pours a very cloudy amber with a rather disappointing head and no lacing.
Smells spicy and fruity.
Tastes is a very complex mixture of cloves, bananas, apricots, and a few other spices and fruits. Very nice indeed.
Mouthfeel is heavy for a Belgian but plenty of carbonation. Drinkability is good. Great price ($1.70) for a fine Belgian style beer.
haddon90 (1603) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Flying Saucer in Nashville. No head, foggy amber color. Nice citrusy aroma full of apricots and grapefruit. A little hops and some malt. Fairly smooth, somewhat bitter. Overall a decent Belgian Ale.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz capped bottle: dense fizzy off-white head above an opaque orange wheat coloured body. Fleshy apricot aroma with notes of warm sourdough, orange coriander, banana peel, vanilla beans, cinnamon, and light alcohol burn. Peppery palate, with moist orange slices, bubble gum, bananas, and fine yeast carried across the tongue with soft carbonation. Esters are evident thru-out along with a chewy, doughy finish, nice.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2004 ReRate-5/6/04-The previously hazy bottles I had cleared and the beer seemed to improve-still not my favorite belgian style rendition, but enjoyable still. Interesting aromatics and nice malty base.
UNCCTF (514) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer had very little aroma, nor did it have much in the way of appearance. But the flavor was very complex - a malty flavor with some sour characteristics. The aftertaste was warm and very smooth. Good ale.
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice! Belgian spiciness and beautiful texture, nicely fruity taste and professionally hopped as well. Lovely color and head.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant banana/orange aroma. Dark yellow and orange color. Small head with no lacing. Bananas and citrus is all I can taste. Nothing I would want to write home about. At all.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good blond. Nice fruity nose. Orange in color. Tastes of apple/pear with coriander.
Nice finish. Good beer.
hershiser2 (1802) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
$2.09 for a 12-oz single.
GREAT appearance. Light orange with a nice head. Slightly cloudy.
Either the subconscious is working its wonders right now with the color, but I swear I smell some pumpkin in there.
Slightly pear in flavor- lots of bitterness in the finish. Doesn't completely do the trick for me- but not bad.
This is a drinkable beer- but not really one that's for me. I definitely see how others will enjoy the hell out of it, though!
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
light nose of passion fruit and peaches. Glowing orange color with a thick but small head. Soft Fluffy fruity malt, typical golden ale sweetness on the side. Alcohol. soft balanced belgian, a bit sticky.