igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright red color and presents a good head that dies quickly (leaves a thin layer). A clingy lace maintains a presence throughout. The aroma is of malt and caramel – very fresh. Sweet on the uptake with a slightly dry finish that does not have much definition, but maintains a lingering roasted aftertaste. Mouth feel is smooth with some body and effervescence. A decent beer, but not a very memorable one.
heemer77 (5187) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2004 The cork came out withh a lot of force and noise. Luckily, it didn’t foam out. Pours with a slightly hazy, goregoeous very dark amber. A beautiful beer if I have ever seen one. It is topped with a huge off-white head that reminds of a qualiy Belgian. The aroma is light and has a little bit of banana with some pears and a touch of cinnamon. The taste is relatively light. Has some cherry notes and a little bit of nutmeg type spice. Overall a very subtle, yet reassuring brew. It is obviously a quality product and it shows. This made my Chimay Chalice very happy.
jb (2539) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not very thrilling especially for the price. Orange color with ample head, overflowed my glass like a home brew . Long lasting white. Nice floral and fruity aroma, some of it is present in the palate along with wheat, but this tastes very light. Left with a very dry finish.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden honey color with a thick foamy head. Nose has some banana and foam. There is not alot going on here. It is very weak and has little body. This is the weakest Belgian I have ever had.
Kevin (2156) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. amber with a thin off white head. sweet tart candy and yeast aroma. up front bitter that is spicy and finishes sweet and fruity.
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
duvel tulip glass: big light tan head, a bit rocky, diminishes into a thick ring around the glass. bubbly brown amber body. bubbly mouthfeel. apple, dry, spicy, bready, and just a little bit of pleasant sourness. i had a hopdevil before this and this reminds me of hopdevil. anyway, i like it.
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 (1144) - 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 (8666) - 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.