dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definately a good beer. Had a nice white head on top a murky yellow body. Very citrusy flowery aroma. slightly earthy taste blends with the malts well. all around not too bad
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer poured out a nice golden color. It formed a nice white head with some lace on the side later on. The aroma of smelled of malts and cirtus. Good level of carbination to this beer. Due to that, the initial mouthfeel taste of it throws me off a little, but it sudsides after the next taste or so. Hides it’s alcohol content well. A very enjoyable beer.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice slightly sweet and citrus aroma and flavor. Has almost an earthy taste to it. Another good beer from Brewery Ommegang.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice frothy head with lighthints of spice and fruit in the nose. Light haziness. Flavor s light on the palate. A decent refreshing summer brew.
Ernest (6160) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2009 750mL bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of banana, candy sugar, pepper. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Well, it isn’t a saison, really, just a vague Belgian-style golden ale. Sticky sweetness just won’t go away in the finish. Fairly generic aroma, and too much banana ester, but it’s not unpleasant really. I thought this used to be better. Oh well.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BananaClove in the aroma, looks pretty much like any Belgian style ale, although the flavor was less full. The hops really didn’t come out for me until the finish. Somewhat sweet.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This country ale comes as a favorable surprise. Its color is a clear golden-orange (very pretty), with a pale, fluffy head. Its aroma is fruity and slightly sour, but its flavor is a bit darker than that would suggest; fruity, but also rather nutty, with a warm finish almost like that of a good brown ale. I like this ale.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very refreshing beer. Nice creamy head that lasts and lasts. Captures one of my favorite styles very well. World class, better than regular Ommegang. But the ABV as stated seems WAY too low! This brew packs a serious punch, and I’ve been around the block and then some. I feel like I’ve been drinking whiskey. What’s in this stuff?
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reading through the comments here, I’m amused by the (apparently negative) appraisals: ’Very fizzy, acidic palate,’ ’rather musty,’should do something about the yellowish golden color,’The nose is a little like white wine, but...’ Hey, I bet Ommegang’s not sweatin’ it. I’ve tasted five or six classic saisons, and--blasphemy!--this is the best.
Davhgbrew (931) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight floral hop aroma, light cloudy orange appearance, and white lacey head stuck around a little. Very fizzy, acidic palate. Middle is dry and fruity, and it finishes hoppy, dry, and fruity. This one reminded me flavor wise of Orval and consistancy wise of La Trappe. Nothing I would try to get my hands on again.