YogiBeera (2470) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice orange, grape and pepper aroma. Wonderful big frothy head, leaving brussels laces on the glass. Liveley carbonation. Nice bitter grape taste, kind of pepperz too but still smooth with an medium aftertaste. Well balanced / Great
egajdzis (5312) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2008 Poured a red orange color with a small, quickly diminishing head and not much lacing. Orange, hop, coriander aroma. Sweet, caramel, malt, spice taste. Average mouthfeel.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Define "Artisanal Strong Pale Ale." Sierra Nevada Pale Ale this ain't. Well, combine that with a Triple and you're there with this beer..
Pours a cloudy honey color with a very thick head that hangs around for a while. No lace.
Smells very fruity. I'm thinking bananas and lemons with a hint of hops.
Tastes even more like bananas with a strong citrus aftertaste that's quite pleasant.
Mouthfeel is foamy but not very thick. Drinkability is pretty good, but I wouldn't want too many of these in a row without something to eat in between.
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-thanks to whaleman for trading me this brew. Im not realy a fan of belgian brews, but i know this one had been sampled alot. Super sweet aroma right from the bottle. sweet candy palate-slightly chewey. I still cant get into these sweet belgian brews. Im still trying though
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a hazy orange amber with minimal head and some surface lace. the aroma is yeasty and fruity. The flavor is starts out sort of dry, then picks up a very fruity quality in the long finish. The palate is not very rich. Overall, this is OK, but not very special.
rogueman (19) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definite yeast aroma. Thick white head, fruity and spice are tastes that hit the palate. good lace. Not bad, but not a champion either. I am from cooperstown originally, and went on a brewery tour when Ommegang first opened. I like Ommegang, but Rare Vos could be better. Lacks complexity and body.
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2003
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wow, what can I say but, YUCKERS! Pale amber with a head so thin it was translucent. Aroma was mostly hop with a trace of Strawberry Shortcake and yes I mean the doll. Flavor? Strawberry/cherry, malt, bitter, water, nothin'. The Ommegang folks should have tried this one before they shipped it out.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very cloudy amber/brown with a large off white head. Aroma of fruit - banana, peach, orange, apple - and caramel, with a hint of spice. Light medium body with a decent amount of carbonation. Flavor starts very sweet with a caramel rush, and then the fruit flavors kick in. Orange, peach, banana, and apple are present. It then fades into fruit and spices - cloves, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. A good beer, but the flavors do not blend as well as they could. A little underwhelming.
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2003
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
light amber color with a huge head. i really liked Ommegang, but this one was horribly lacking. a fellow Ratebeerian i shared this with went so far as to dump out his glass. Weak and watery flavored with a distasteful blend of fruitiness and spices.
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer poors a large creamy off white head on an amber / orange body. Aroma is big and predominantly of malt,fruit and spice. Tast is a little thin but well balanced with a nice smooth finish.