kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good brew, although I prefer Hennepin.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A rich burgundy color and creamy head with the aroma of fruit laced with ’licorice’?. Yep, just a hint. Nicely rounded with a balanced finish. Very nice.
darkvibe (68) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think this is not as good as the others from Ommegang. But tasting it at the brewery tour makes it that much better.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2003 Rerate: So I just bumped Hennepin up and I find I really have to knock this one down, to be fair. It has an excessive molasses action that gets old if you drink it through a marathon pickle canning session. Original rate 2/3/02: 4.2 I really like this - I was drinking Turbo Dog at a party and it was starting to wear thin on me and suddenly, there was Ommegang, in big red wine glasses, a strong malt infused with nicely mulled cider, it tastes like, and a fine feel.
omhper (19803) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burgundy. Malty, soft, complex, vinuous, late bitterness. Feels really Belgian.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So I didn’t drink it out of a wide mouth stem glass per the bottle’s suggestion, but I was very impressed, even from my pint glass. Slightly fruity, but definately in an enhancing way. The dry finish didn’t linger too long. Beautiful beer, nice full palate.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full beige head, aroma strong with a hint of banana (which I don’t like) Nice full flavor pleasantly balanced, short dry finish. Despite the fruitiness, I still find this beer to be outstanding
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 23, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is chocolate brown in color w/ a light foamy head.
The taste is sweet yet tart w/ a very clean finish. A very unique beer, well worth the price.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A world class beer. Warming and best at room temp. Man can a bottle of this get you tipsy. That being said it needs more abv and body,... but I still love it. I hope my aunt gets me another eight bottles of this stuff next Christmas!
Aurelius (4317) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the finest glasses of American beer that I’ve ever had. Bronze ale with a ruddy foam head. Inviting malty, peppery aroma. Malted ale flavor with tart plum/peach/cherry fruit middle and pepper-alcohol finish. Palate was very good, but missed the 5 rating slightly.