openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth beverage. Copper in color with smooth tan head. Smell has scents of citrus and spice. A very nice beer, with great flavor throughout.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange/brown body with a huge pillow-like head. Spicy and sweet aroma with carmel, yeast, and a little alcohol. Flavor starts of with a sour lemony/ grapefruit taste followed up with a nice smooth malt finish with hints of spices and yeast also present in the finish.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber and tan chunkiness fluffed throughout the cabesa. copper brown color nose of ants marching and sweet malt rock candy. fig in the mouth with some spices to wash down the sweetness.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
lightly hazy amber gold color. creamy/foamy tan head, medium last. aroma of candi sugar, caramel malt, slight yeast & alcohol, pear & lemon peel. flavor starts tangy and peppery, then sweet caramel malt. strong carbonation. faint alcohol. slightly dry/spicy finish. a little lemony too.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was suprised when I realized I havnít had this since Iíve been seeing it forever. The head pours as big as the body, but very quickly disspates. Body is amber, with heavy carbonation. Aroma is cinnamon, honey, green tea. Taste is floral, with green tea, caramel, with a hint of oak. Pretty darn good brew.
Shag (2769) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is very doughy with a strong sour citrus and herbal presence. A dark orange appearance with a large head. The flavor is also quite sour with some wheat, lemons, spices, and cherries. The aftertaste is quite smooooth with a hint of bitterness. A very good beer and a good one for #800 HIDDY HO!
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This may be one of the more ultimate tasting beers if you like the Belgian Ale style. I like it better than the other ommegang brands. Even though the alcohol is less, its flavor is hard to beat. Its got the mildly sweet maltiness mixed with a hint of bitter. This one is definite quality.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear amber/ornage. Huge fizzy head. Aroma jumps right out. Sweet malts with an under tone of bitters, and citrus, as well as spices. Initial taste of malt sweetness. the after taste is strangely like black pepper, but in a very pleasant way. As it warms there are other spices, such as citrus like and again, pepper. It has a nice dry finish. Nice brew. Clean and crisp. can drink a load of this.
FlacoAlto (4127) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange-amber color, it is topped by a thick frothy light beige head. It is fairly well carbonated, with a streaming line of bubbles cascading up from the bottom of my glass. The aroma is spicy with notes of coriander, ginger, a dustiness and there is a nice fruitiness that reminds me of oranges, apricot, perhaps some notes of cherry cough syrup, and tropical fruit. The aroma is quite complex and intriguing, especially for a beer of this strength.
The beer is lightly sweet up front, but then becomes dry in the middle, the lingering finish moves back to sweetness, but one that is dominated by caramel. This beer is nicely fruity, with notes of cherry, a hint of apple, banana and raisin. This beer is lightly spicy, with notes of clove, ginger, and mace. The nice soft fruitiness of this beer definitely is the dominant characteristic. There is a nice maltiness here as well, it accentuates the fruitiness. The maltiness has notes of caramel, and lightly toasted malt.
This beer is quite tasty, and quite well balanced. The interplay between the smooth fruitiness and the sharp spiciness is quite complimenting. This beer is definitely a work of craftsmanship, it is quite well balanced, yet quite flavorful for a beer of this strength. Actually this might be the best beer that Ommegang makes.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Cloudy light brown with good-sized ivory head. Nose: cloves, candy sugar, plum and bread dough. Taste: black pepper, oranges , cherries and nutmeg.
A decent Belgian, but Iíve had better.