raymow (1370) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good - but not as good as some of their stronger brews. It’s sort of a Belgian - light, but in a good way. It still had the typical fruity aroma and nice foamy white head, but it just didn’t quite have it all (know what I mean?)
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color : a perfect orange. Head: massive, fluffy, lacey, creamy. Aroma: amazing! A complex, arousingly and utterly lovely blend of spices and dark fruits, cherries, grapes, melon, peach, and more, with a hint of citrus. Flavor is abundant, but the overall feeling is light and airy. Palate is smooth and dazzling at once. Citrusy hops continue a light dance upon the tastebuds with every sip. Finish is long and delightful. Tasty and yeasty, and light! I could swear I was drinking a cherry and lemon pie.
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 (5283) - 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 (2829) - 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 (2191) - 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 (1037) - 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 (1151) - 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.