Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clouded hay colored. Nice fluffy white head. Nose is yeast, spice, and fruit. I was surprised at the light tartness, not sure if I completely enjoyed it. I have to try this one again.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured pale opaque orange, a kind of golden wheat color. Aroma was yeast and lemon. Taste was also yeasty and lemon with a sour "bite" to it. Almost a tart or "puckery" taste, not so much to my liking.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pale, bright yellow color with a bright white, persistent head. Only moderately spicy with some degree of sourness. Refreshing, deceivingly light with an alcohol kick.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden yellow colour, slightly cloudy with a thick lively frothy white head. Aroma is fruity (cherry and blackberry) and spicy (cloves). Mostly sweet fruity cherry flavours with lightly acidic undertone. Dryish and refreshing mouthfeel.
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A vinous aroma; fruity but also kind of sour, like cherries. Golden color with a fluffy, white, lasting head. Malts & spices & other flavors that I could not put my finger on. Lots of carbonation. Not excellent, but I got a great deal on the bottle, so I’m satisfied.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very balanced Belgian ale with moderate sweetness, some maltiness, spices, hops bitterness and a slightly sour flavor; Palate is expansively carbonated, medium bodied and somewhat sticky, but not cloyingly so; The aroma is both sweet and sour, with some spiciness going on; Pale yellow in color and somewhat cloudy; Small sediment is suspended in the beer; Good sized head on the pour with decent retention and some lacing
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours to a hazy yellow/gold with a large white frothy head that is mostly lasting. Nice lacing around the glass. Aroma: yeast, bananas, citrus crisp, wood?, clove. Flavor: slight yeast that is not overpowering, alcohol taste needs to be better hidden, spicey, pepper. Lingering aftertaste that is like a bland, mild version of the beer itself. I expected this to be better.
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale orange with some yeast and a white ring with some lacing. Aroma is mild with spices and citrus and vanilla. Flavor has a bit of an alcohol bite to it that overpowers some of the other flavors; I detect some citrus flavor and spices and maybe a little yeast. Feels rather average in the mouth. Overall, I expected better. This beer is hurt by the ridiculous alcohol taste for such a low-alcohol beer.
tpoid (25) - Boynton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had the pleasure to sample ommegang at the brewery. They do not carbonate the beer, bottle aged. Do not drink this beer cold, it is best at the temperature of a basement or cellar. Treat it like a wine when storing as it will continue to age if not refrigerated.Nice golden color, pleasant aroma. This beer has some kick.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2006 Mild, spicy, malty, fruity aroma with some vanilla also noticeable. Clear straw colour with nice white diminishing head. Malt, spice and yeast argue it out with no clear winner declared. Spicy, prickly carbonation. Delicious on the tongue and lively in the mouth. Very clean and well brewed and an absolute pleasure to drink. Bottle (at TapNY festival). Score adjusted slightly after multiple resamplings.