baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A most satisfying brew for my 100th. Why do I like the raisiny flavor here when I hate raisins?
heykevin (1275) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely quite a bit of liquorice and candi sugar in both aroma and taste. Faint sourness is present. Quite pleasant, but not terribly complex. That said both a value in terms of price and as a document to the American take on a belgian style.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great color and fruit (raisin, banana) aroma. Tasted of raisins, bananas, and a slight hint of caramel. Quite nice.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m updating this due to the fact that I tried this again and I think my palate has developed a bit more since the original rating. Fruity aroma (banana, pear) with banana dominating. Sweet, malty, slightly sour with a complex flavor character. Ruby red with a large, rich head that didn’t have as much staying power as I might have liked. Very tasty.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 26, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity aroma with a thick shiny head. Sweet, toasty, woody, caramel, port like taste with a slight bitterness. Very heavy bodied, excellent sipping beer.
Balthazar (86) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Volgon tells me this is the best beer I’ve ever had... He seems to know about good beer... I only know bad beer ;)
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hard because I had it beside Rochefort 10. Quite spritzy, but some fruity, yeasty tastes.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was one of the best aromas i have ever come across. like a raisin/bannana pie or something. Just amazing. Great malty flavor as well. Who knew a beer like this could come out of New York?
dins (266) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent. In same league as Unibroue and rather a lot of the Belgian Belgians.
tourette (210) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2001
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is excellent, when taken in context. Somewhere between a wine and a beer. :) Its a bit too fruity and sweet for my tastes, but still really good.