BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight orange haze with fierce rocky white head and excellent lacing. Large bubbles ascend from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is sweet and spicy, banana, clove, alcohol. Musky taste with strong alcohol and fruity, pear I think. Acidic on the palate but I believe a little maturing could balance this out. Also a tad salty.
smoosh (533) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Reddish gold with a largish white head. Slightly sweet, slightly musty aroma. Mouthful is nice. Flavor is malty and slightly sweet. Not overly complex. A decent beer, but it followed a Rochefort Trappistes 10 in the session, which is almost not fair.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet candy, creamy lacing.Spicy fruity, floral and citrus.Frothy and malty a decent Ale
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy light brown color with thick, creamy, whitish head. Aroma was spicy and yeasty. For flavor, initially I noticed a fruity sour apple flavor followed by a spicy doughy flavor. By the end of the drink I noticed a beautiful thick lacing left on the glass. Not bad at all.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper body with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is light and yeasty with a slight sourness to it. Lightly spiced flavor with notes of green apple. A good first experience with Brewery Ommegang.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight gushing to thick, creamy yellow head. Fine pearling. Hazy dark-amber beer. Sweet nose, caramel or caramel-liqueur. some nuttiness, waft of toilet soap. Heavily carbonated. Hence some acidity, but a walnut-like bitterness keeps on top. Yeasty, with slight fruity notes. malty underbuild (caramalt) is there, but low-profile. Retronasal again liqueurish and an impression of hazelnut-choco-spread (VERY Belgian!). Medium bodied. More abbey-double than Speciale/ale. Slightly spritzy. I had tried this beer before, and it comes out much better this time as before. Somehow the interchanging of the styles turned out beneficial.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color with lots of carbonation and a well lacing head. Aroma of spicy yeast and earthy hops. Body is somewhat full with a fizzy mouthfeel. Flavors include chocolate chip cookies and spicy Belgian yeast. Not bad for an American Belgian ale, but could use some more complexity.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber/Orange color with an initially very large cream colored head. Light fruit abound in the aroma. Hints of spice waft about was well. Very much a belgian abbey aroma. Light on the tongue with white pepper, not quite ripe pears and apples with a touch of mace. Some wonderful malt flavors floating around. Finish has a sharpness that distracts, although the malt does come back late just in times to help.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bananas. Just bananas. When I opened this 750ml. bottle of beer, that's all I smelled. Whew, bananas. It pours out a bright copper color, with a head that won't quit. Murky appearance, with clumps of yeast forming islands in the head. Aromas mostly of (did I say) bananas. Slight fruity background to this beer as well. Smells delicious, really, it does. Tastes smooth, coats the tongue with a syrupy feel to it. Not much bitterness in this batch, but has a citrusy tang to it. Lots of fruity flavors that overwhelm any maltiness it has. A really good American Belgian beer, in my book.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2003 Cloudy orange color. Pour with a large head. Yeasty aroma. Somewhat thinner and less sweet than many of the Belgians I've had, but a good flavor none the less. Easy beer to drink and at $4 for a bomber its a great deal!