DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2004 Pours a rich, hazy, golden color with a big, foamy white head that leaves tons of elegant lace as it slowly fizzes away. This beer is very well carbonated and has a Champagne-like character to it. Aroma is sweet and lager like with notes of hops, sweet fruit, grapes, malt, and alcohol. Flavor is very crisp and again reminds me of Champagne. Initial flavor is dry and peppery with notes of alcohol and yeast, followed by a burst of sweet fruit flavors and a slightly bitter, hop filled finish. In spite of the sweetness of this beer the alcohol presence is strong throughout. Overall, this is a great substitute for Champagne and would also be perfectly suited as an apertif before a winter feast.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another good offering from Ommegang. Had this beer while at the brewery. Lighter than the other ommegang beers with more hops flavor and a nice malted spice flavor.
zach8270 (3913) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Hazy yellow color with a big and thick white head. Spicy aroma of wheat, pepper, citrus and grass. Very peppery and yeasty flavor with a sweet taste in the middle and a sweet and yeasty aftertaste. Very crisp and refreshing.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2004 Poured a hazy honey colored yellow with a large and enchanting white head. Big bubbles all around.
Aroma was of yeast, fruitiness, grasses in a blender, a few spices, etc.
Flavors included all kinds of fruits, yeast, and spices. Not bad but certainly not what I was expected. Very alcoholic, to much so, especially compared to Belgian great Saisons (Blaugies, Fantome, Dupont)
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange golden appearance, rich sticky white head. Crisp and refreshing aroma of wheat, yeast, spices, wormwood and citric fruit. Orangey yeasty flavour with a strong spicy note of coriander or wormwood. Crisp citric finish with a strong yeasty note. Refreshing beer.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours nice with head that lasts for the length of the drink. looks great, tasts very good, goes down well. A secret treasure from Hennepin (I say because of its $4.00 cost for a 750 ml bottle)
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice lemony, banana, pear, and yeasty nose; heavily carbonated and cloudy as usual; beautiful head and lacing; fruity, hoppy tart and sweet flavor; creamy, tingly alcoholic palate.
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2004 Deep brown with a creamy beige head. Nice fruit on the nose. perhaps prune? Big mouthfeel, but cloyingly sweet. Hard to drink more than a half a glass as the beer becomes very heavy and sweet. Nice fruity undertones with some chocolate
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 This pours a hazy golden hue with a frothy head that lingers for the length of the drink. Floral and citric hops, in that order, come through in the aroma. Fruity taste with a definite alcohol presence. Has a bitter, winey finish. Not a bad experience.
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mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy copper-orange color with a fluffy white head. Flowery, citrusy, yeasty nose. Refreshing, spritzy mouthfeel. Flavors of lemon, orange, yeast rolls and green apple meld together admirably. Finishes with a bit of a hoppy blast along with a dry tartness. Improves greatly as the bottle warms into the 60 degree range as the nose, flavors and alcohol really intensify.