Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2006 750ml bottle: Pours a hazy dark yellow with a persistant rocky white head that leaves good lacing, aroma has hay, lemon, pepper, earthiness and dust. Starts and ends sweet with a lingering spice and lemon on the tongue. Full bodied with zesty carbonation. Old rating: A decent beer, but Ommegang makes better Belgian ales. I think I will wait six months to try my other bottle to see if it improves with age. <months later> It still tastes the same to me. It goes well with cheese and beef, but I didn’t like it as much by itself.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful thick, creamy head that lasts and lasts. Aroma is wheat-like, slightly sweet and fruity, mainly banana or clove. The taste is unexpectedly good---slightly sweet, sour, and spicy all at the same time, with no bitterness to speak of. Warms on the way down, too. Is it REALLY only 7.5 percent ABV?? I’ve never tasted anything like this. I really like it!
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and sour and I love it!
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flavours and aromas reminded me of a wheat beer. Hoppy without being too bitter, just nice and tangy. Fizzy in a good way.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
not a style of beer I’m familiar with. Fruity citrusy flavors, along with spices. Very smooth body. I like the regular Ommegang better.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2003 tart/sweet/sour; butter feeling on the roof of my mouth. flowery. moderate bite. not many floatie for a bottle conditioned. by the end of the bottle, i started to taste the alcohol more than i should have. for the style, it was a bargain (3.99 for a 25oz bottle), maybe because it's not an import - sure seems like one - that's a complement. much much better than their RareVos.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2004 RERATE 7/2/04: Deep golden body with suspended sediment, good white head receding slowly, fruity nose. Spicy, fruity, good mouthfeel, soft finish.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet pleasant aroma . Does have a ’ bite ’ ., Well cellared . This is one of those ’belgian’ ales you wanan come back too . Not over complex .
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Used to be one of my favorite beers. Very few beers have better quality for the price.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A crisp, bright ale with a flavor of honey, hops and four leaf clovers. A tad too doughy.