Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A superior Belgian. Blended flavors of orange, cloves, and hops make for a easy to enjoy great beer. Pour and let sit for a few moments for the flavor to collect. Then savor to your heartís desire.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber orange with heavy carbonation. Head continues to grow long after this beer is poured. Aroma is yeasty with a bit of spice. Flavor is carmel. Body is smooth and quite refreshing. Easy drinking solid brew.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, rusty orange color with a fairly thick and durable off-white head. Aroma dominated by a fruity sweetness of pear, apple and caramel along with a noticeable yeasty, bubblegum presence. Carbonation is lively but not distracting as with some Belgian styles. Flavor is straight forward and pleasant, but not very complex; mostly a sweet fruity palate with some restrained spiciness. Finish seemed a bit harsh. Not a memorable brew from Ommegang.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I disagree with the crowd-this is my favorite of the Ommegangs (possible exception being the blend beer 3 Philosophers). The aroma has fruit overtones and actually beats the taste factor IMHO. The flavor is more complex than the tradditional Ommegang and I love it at room temperature. The head of the beer was very bubbly. While it is not as complex as other Belgian beers out there as far as spices, hops etc, it is smooth and has just the right kick to it.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and spicy from the 750 ml bottle. Darkish amber brown beer. Good on many levels, but not better than other Ommegangs.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber, very clear with a big off-white head that dies fast. Very sweet aroma of caramel, bread, fruit, and slight oxidation. This brew was very heavy on the palate with a lower carbonation that didnít realy bring the spices out very well and left this beer very mellow and malt heavy feeling. Very big caramel sweetness shows up front followed by some fruits and orange peel. Iím not sure if this bottle was a bit old but i picked up a bit of oxidation in it, iíll have to find another bottle sometime and see if its better.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cellar Temp. Copper colored with a big fizzy head. Very nice caramel and molasses aroma. A bit un-complex for a Belgian. Sweet with a very big, dominant fig flavor. Finish is no different that the rest. Not to bad but it looks like something transcendent but wasnít.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance:Orange amber,good head...
Flavor:citrus fruit and apple....
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a thick coarse head. Aroma is sweet butterscotch and fruitiness. Flavor is caramel, molasses, licorice, and orange rind. A nice mellow and complex beer. Very clean finish.
Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good easy drinking summer beer. Yeasty and spicy, with a bubblegum phenolic that brought me back to my days in little leauge. Lively carbonation dances on the tounge and a crisp bitter finish cleans the palate for the next beer...