crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tasty smooth beer with some spice. This is a good belgian, but i have certainly had better. If you are in the mood for an enjoyable belgian, then go for it.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ommegang makes very few bad beers. This is no exception. I've had better Belgian's, but this one is great for the price. A good beer.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange amber color, medium white head. Spice aroma, hops, slightly citric. Flavor is a bit of a mix of American pale and Belgian, peppery malt flavor, smooth, medium body, dry finish.
TChrome (1431) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer pours cloudy reddish brown color with a medium sized off white head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is like unto many Flemish sour ales, wet wood aroma with some light cherry aroma and a little vinegar. Flavor is initially sweetly malty, but this quickly gives was to some very significant dryness. The finish kicks in with wet wood and a dash of vinegar. Nice.
HighlanderOne (1041) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn't think I'd like this one, but was pleasantly surprised. Aroma is mostly fruit, but with a kinda brandy tone to it. Fruit mixes nicely with the malt and spice in the flavor. Pours like a stout. Flavor got better as it warmed. Well done.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice medium amber Belgian-style with some sweet yeast in the nose. The taste is also pleasantly sweet with fruit and spice.
DrnkMcDermott (2856) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Compares favorably to a Duvel or Flemish style ale. Pours white, puffy head that thins quickly, leaving nice rings of lace, even in my plastic cup. Color is like a pilsner with a touch more haze. I taste a fine, toasted caramel sweetness, with pleasant nose of coriander, grains of paradise(?), a bit of Curacao orange. Comes in with a slight banana note at the finish. I wish I could've keep this to cellar, but I went a little crazy at the store where I bought this, near our motel. Ended up buying 13 bottles of various micros, and had to trim down to fit in my luggage.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours clear, rosey amber (until the bottom of the bottle when the yeast is stirred up) with a full, slightly foamy off-white head. Aroma is definitely belgian, with lots of fruity, yeasty notes and a little sourness present as well. Flavor is rich and complex - sweet and bready with a sourdough hoppy finish. Medium body and creamy carbonation make this one a pleasure to drink.
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - APR 9, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bad, what is the shelf life on this one? Had some sourness but tasted flat, like flat ginger ale as a matter of fact. I tried to chill it more to see if it got any better and then drained it.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very pleasing Belgian. Aroma was typical yeasty funk, lots of caramel sweetness, spicy (peppery?) finish