DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid product... This belgian smelled like an apple orchard. Many different fruint flavors I cant distingish from each other. Besides being dank, this is cheap
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2003 gleaming reddness...tan head...aroma was filled with extreme maltiness hinting of cherries..and more specifically cherry twizzlers!!..twizzlerness melts into the flavor and is joined by whipped cream...Ohh baby that's good stuff..This tastes exactly like the following: cherry twizzlers sautéed in brandy and drizzled with a very light cocoa dressing!!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks and smells like it’s imported from Belgium and has the flavor to match. Sweet, malty, very fruity, and suitably complex, this brew hits the spot on a cold night.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RE-RATE: No change to ratings, still a damn good beer. I love the complexity of fruit! A bit more of a nectarine-peach flavor this time, perhaps. Outstanding for an American-Belgian beer, the best I’ve had from this country...why don’t some of the hard-hitting micros (Stone, Rogue, etc.) do Belgians? HTOD Rose is nice but not as good as Ommegang.
ORIGINAL RATING: Very nice looking in my Chimay glass, and I liked the bottle - the label on the back was laid out like a sports page stat table in USA Today. Deep amber color, nice looking head. Very floral bouquet with some citrus, and the I thought that the flavor was right up there with the world’s finest in terms of complexity - I could just about feel it shifting flavors from instant to instant. I got honey, bananas, oranges, caramel, chocolate, perhaps even a bit of pineapple. A classic!
aracauna (3179) - Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, cloudy brown body with an airy, faded khaki head. The aroma is surprisingly whiskey-like. Caramel and toffee ride over a light burn of alcohol. The carbonation is cottony but not too much so. There’s a very faint acidity underneath the malt.
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark, rich ruby color. Wondergul head on pour. Very pleasing, fruity nose. Medium bodied palate. very little aftertaste. Worth the $ to try which wasn’t very steep at all.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The commercial description describes this beer pretty accurately. I thought it was a little too sweet and it had a bit too much alcohol in the nose and flavor. But overall I thought it was pretty good.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was very very dry with almost no aftertaste. I did not like it that much
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s odd, some beers I just don’t get and this is one of them. Pours with rich, beautiful garnet color. Aroma is chock full of candied a(licorice, toffee, butterscotch) and fruit aromas (plums especially). Some alcohol perceptible in the nose. A ton of flavors battle for the tastebuds, but I think that butterscotch wins. Hops are downplayed and I think that’s what I don’t like about this beer, it just doesn’t taste or feel balanced. Que se ra ...
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good belgian. lots going on in this one. the high carbonation keeps the flavors moving on the tongue. everytime you think about it you are tasting something new, i love that. lots of dark flavors such as raisins, plums?, and lots of rich thick alcohol. that alcohol is apparent in the flavor and aroma and so are many of the fruity flavors. i will have another bottle of this one.