DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at HBF from bottle. Aroma of fruit, malt, florals, spice. Tastes very malty, with herbal, earthy, spicy notes. As with all Ommegang styles, very complex, well-balanced, with well hidden alcohol.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice lighter style belgian ale, yet it is not watered down or bland. Nice light amber color with a good head. Sligth grassy flavors and aromas, and some complexity from the yeast. Some fruitiness in the end as it warms.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle: Orange/amber color with a large off-white head. Nice appearance. Nose has citrus, yeast, spice, bread. Tastes much like the description claims - although it also has some citrus and light tartness in addition to the advertised flavors. Thin, crisp, and dry.
boto (1879) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle: This pours a slightly orangish color. Big off-white head that lingers a bit. Aroma has lemon, yeastiness, some bread, a hint of caramel and some spices. Lemony taste up front. A hint tart. Somewhat malty, spicy, a llittle on the lighter side. Definitely a complex taste. Very Nice.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mildly spiced lemon and cookie dough in the aroma. Amber-brown with thin, white, fully-diminishing head. Mild cherries in simple biscuity malt flavour with plenty of alcohol apparent. Decent balancing bitterness. and dry finish. Body a bit on the thin side. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).
radiomgb (2263) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-brown in colour. Aroma of citrus, spices and yeast. Flavour was yeasty, cirtus - oranges, light lemons, mild malt - cookie dough. Lightish body, mild carbonation. Finishes dry, long and citrusy. I was expecting more.
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper-brown colored with a nice head. A nice fruity, spicy aroma with yeast. Taste was rather zesty with fruit and spices. Tingly and dry. Pretty good; easily drinkable.
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer. Pretty average but so easy to drink. Beautiful honey colored. Great uplifting aroma. Very dry but smooth drink.
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. 06.08.04 Pours a glowing and beautiful bourbon gold, the head is small and fleeting, there is little lace. Nose is notably Belgian yeasty, fruit stand, savory spice, honey, shortbread. Tingly and coating body, but somewhat thin for the flavor, even at room temperature. Taste is not nearly as big as the aromas had billed. Certainly dry with nice undertones of cherry, blueberry, alcohol, and biscuit. The alcohol is definitely part of the flavor as it is quite prominent for a 6.5% brew. Nice dry and bitter spice to the finish with an aftertaste that reminds of young greens or green bell peppers. Fabulous, fresh, refreshing bite across the middle of the tongue that seems to clear the palate. It seems to me a pretty complex brew that I may enjoy more next time and/or next year.
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours out of a 750ml bottle, clear orange with a nicely lasting film. Very belgian aroma with a wall of doughy and bready yeast. Fruity and flowery malt (peaches, apricot, honey). It begs for a sip... which I later regret. Watery and bland palate with empty almost uniquely yeasty flavors, bready. Mouthfeel is creamy and way too airy and carbonated which almost distracts the flavors out of your mouth before it hits your tongue.