JMerritt (1856) - 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 (1976) - 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.
PorterPounder (5826) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
After the pour, looks like an orange candle with all of the sediment in suspended animation! Pleasent nectar-like aroma. Full bodied, could eat with a spoon. Strong, smooth finish - great example of the style.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey colored beer. Head sticks around in a thin lace. Nose is yeasty,fruity and floral.Medium body with a spicy finish.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice cloudy golden color, rapidly dissapating white head, spicy aroma. Malty sweet finish, smooth and refreshing. Not a bad american Belgian beer, not as good as Victory’s Golden Monkey. Actually, it is rather bland compared to most Belgian style beers.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium gold color, slightly cloudy. Malty and slightly sweet. Full flavor. Hops are bright and slightly spicy. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty and sweet.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little plain, and light. Not bad though. I wouldnt compare it to duvel, and certainly wouldnt pour it out either.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden color with a ridiculous amount of sediment. Beautiful long lasting yellow head. Kind of a flowery citrus smell. Initial taste is that of oranges & lemons (Oranges & Lemons, by the way, also happens to be the name of an excellent CD by XTC. Completely unrelated, but it popped into my head, so I thought I’d share). Not too complex, but flavorful and refreshing.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I typically do not like american style belgians but this is a very good beer and representative of the style.