rajendra82 (949) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer came in a 12 oz. brown bottle with lots of useful information (like how to pour this beer, and what kind of glass to use) and some trivia (like origins of the name, and some tidbits about Belgian culture). When poured in my trusty goblet, the beer looked marvelous with clear, pale golden body, and an outrageously sized head that tried my patience as I could only get half of the bottle into the 16 oz. glass. As the head died down, there was tons of lace left behind. The smell was delicately floral, spicy, earthy, and fruity, with bananas, saffron, pepper, and horse blanket evident. The taste was tart and sweet, with flavors of lemon, banana, beet sugar, orange peel, and radishes. The aftertaste was spicy and semi-dry, and left me longing for more. Thin and delicate mouthfeel is a bit dusty. This beer has very good drinkability and offers a good value for the money. I will be sampling more beers from them again.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Poured a murky golden yellow in color with a very full white head. Aroma is a combination of yeast, spice and autumn fruit. Flavor is almost wine-like with flavors of yeast and Belgian beer spice. Not one of the best saisons I’ve had, but still quite good.
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, tasted in a Duvel snifter: Beautiful golden hue with a forever lasting head and outstanding lace. The aroma has notes of dusty and barnyard yeast esters, apricots, pear, aromatic hops, and sublime spice. The taste starts tangy and fruity with a lot of yeast notes throughout. Get some light almost woody characteristics midpoint followed by a bite of bitters and alcohol. Finishes with some spice and wheaty notes. The feel is lively and crisp, but lacks the depth of the great Fantôme or Pizza Port saisons. Overall it’s a good beer that does fit the style, worthy of a try. (I have had this beer many times, not much change year to year, which is a good thing)
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden amber beer with a good off-white head. Yeasty, spicey aroma. Fruity (orange-passionfruit), yeasty flavors with good depth.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
malty, spicy, fruity aroma, cloudy golden pale color. Hmmm, a citrusy sour kind of belgian, nice foamy head, thick lacing. Pretty sweet, not very bitter.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy light caramel color with a nice white head and a fruity aroma.
Creamy, fruity, citrus taste with a tangy finish.
I took about an hour with this beer. As it warmed the fruity and sweet taste became more pronounced. This is a very very good beer.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a hazy golden color with "stuff" on the bottom and a thin white head. Smell is of citrus fruit. Taste is malty, citrus and light with a slightly crisp bitter finish. Overall an ok Belgian, but nothing special.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite of the Ommegang line, as a nice golden color with a solid head that holds for quite some time. Has to be had at a little less than room temperature to get both the sweetness at the beginning and the hops and spice at the end.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottle looks like its been aged a bit, lots of moldy crap on the outside of the bottle, luckely the insides are still safe. Pours a perfect transparent gold with a small bubbled white head. Floral hops jump out of the aroma followed by a buttery malt and fruity smell. Taste has a sweet maltiness to it, very fruity with crisp floral/citrus hops in the finish. Tastes of yeast, sweet lemon, orange peel and spice are faint in the finish.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cave aged---Pours a golden hue with a small white head. A romas of yeast and not much else. Flavors of light belgian yeast with a slight bitterness and a lingering finish.