daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazed bright honey-amber color. Big frothy off-white head. The nose is big and yeasty with bright hints of raisin. Sweet malt is also detectable rounded off with a rather subdued citrus spiciness and various other dark fruits. The body is lightly spritzy with a hint of citrus and underlying yeast - very light. Some fruit in the middle and a very light hint of alcohol. Spiced lightly. Somewhat of a light belgian.
jtw (1138) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy amber, lots of carbonation on a substantial white head. aroma is candy, spice, sausage, slightly floral. flavor is very malty, nice and sweet. some spiciness offsets the malt, with a very dry finish. almost completely disappears in the aftertaste. another success from ommegang.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber brew with very little carbonation.I like a cloudy beer as I yhink it will have more body.Maybe not always true but still..Okay so the brewer is right that it does have a nice floral fruity aroma,nice maltiness also.Has a pleasant finish in that the fruit flavors hold on.Nice of Bier_Bauch to send this my way.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Goldwn yellow with a good size white head. Aroma is interestingly hoppy with a nice base of... Belgianness (slighlty sweet yeasty alcohol?) Palate has a pleasant effervessence to it. Nice hoppy bitterness in the flavour with a delicate touch of spice. Pleasant dry tartness in the finish. Thanks for sharing Ken.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a foamy lasting tan head on a hazy amber orange body. Lots of fruit specially oranges in the aroma. Also yeast and spices. Flavor is very special with lots of spices, malt and fruit and a dry and harsh end. Quite sharp and edgy and rather difficult to appreciate.
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 750 ml bottle - It poured a tall beige head, with a rich "Belgian Ale" aroma, and had a lovely rich taste,
although a tad light for the style. I do recommend this brew!
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Truthfully wasn’t very impressed by this. Maybe I expected more out of it. Decent yeasty, floral aomra. Dark red, light brown appearance, with a huge disappearing beige head. Basic Belgian flavor. Sweet yeasty, spicy flavor. Not the best Ommegang.
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange appearance, excellent bright and crisp fruit aroma, It has a nice bite right when you take the first sip, but there’s not nearly the complexity to this that there is in the Hennepin, sweet flavor with a hint of alcohol, leaves a somewhat buttery taste on the palate, invite a robot to your next party, they can just rage all night and make beeping noises.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy deep gold with floaties. fruit aroma(orange, pear), with peppery spice and toffee. fruit on the palate seems more peachy with some earth and hops. finishes dry. quite nice.
ClarkVV (4084) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 750mL bottle. Pours a bright orange/copper, fine bubbles, bottle conditioned (transluscent) and a large off-white head. Aroma has light peaches, apricots, hints of apple and plenty of dry belgian yeast. On the end is a lightly metallic, almost earthy note. Flavor is lightly fruity, chewy, full flavor with a pleasantly sweet, but not oversweet malt. Lightly bitter, earthy hops are detectable on the finish as well as plenty of yeast. I found this beer to be delicious, extremely drinkable and well-balanced. Maybe a bit too much bitterness and a touch too much dryness from the yeast/hops, but quite good.