JK (5650) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity aroma. Dark yellow appearance. Enormous head that last a very long time. Flavor is also of fruit with malt sweetness. Light palate.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nastey, Oiley, drain pour--I too Hope Jsquire had a bottle past its time. But the dinner was superb (beef tips on rice with sauteed pistatios, green beans and sausage--don’t ask about the jello).
Now that I have written enough to qualify I hope to get the chance to rerate.
jsquire (4115) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve had this bottle a while, and I hope it was passed its prime. I’ll have to get another bottle to compare. The yellow color was right, and I got a thin white head, but the nose and taste were almost watery. There was a soft alcohol sense, with all the right flavors of candy sugar, doughy yeast and subtle spices, but it was just washed out. Still okay, but I expected better.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
About half an inch of white head. Amazing aroma of hops. Tastes really sweet and bitter at the same time. An excellent beer.
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow... third beer Ive had from this cooperstown brewery and have been more and more impressed everytime. I like the unfiltered belgian style of this beer. Ive had some disappointing beers tonight but this is a saving grace to the night. Good flavor and very carbonated but worth a try. I bumped this overall rating up one point because Kevin Rezai said so.
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice golden body with a white foamy head. The aroma was fairly skunky hoppy and fruity). The overall effect was excellent. The taste was failry sweet with a little hoppy finish (enough to balance the brew, not to make it overly bitter). On the whole I enjoyed this beer. The other Ommegang I have had, the Three Philosophers, became much to heavy for full enjoyment, where as this was just right; drinkable to the last drop.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle frompioneer on 74th street,spakrlin gold color with a white head dry fruit aroma.kinda like a wit,almost champange like. i agree eith the the last rating pearsness over here. interesting stuff
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice hazy yellow to yellow-orange. Big frothy head. Nice aroma of pear and apricot. First taste is hot citrus, like grapefruit rind, then soft pears...more pears..and then some. Maybe a bit of a perfumey notes on the back end to detract from a great one.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first Saison. Pours orangish-gold with a billowing white head. Aroma reminded me of a tripel--banana and cloves--but with more earthy tones. Flavor was like a mellowed-out tripel, with some noticeable orange notes. Good beer.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden with a full creamy white head that lasts a long time and laces nicely. Light, pleasant aroma of fuit and a touch of hops. Spicy and tingly effervescent on the tongue. Yeasty with a hint of sweetness perfectly balanced with the hops for a crisp, dry finish. Smooth and drinkable, there is nothing here not to like. Excellent. This one goes on the regular buy list.