raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THe color of a autumn leaf,with constant carbonation and a large head,that has great retention. Fresh aroma is very inticing. Bready,spicy hop,yeast and toasty aromas.Just a little bit of barnyard/sourness. Soft,slightly spritzy mouthfeel.Big,bready,malt flavors lead to some toast,acidic,interplay. Nicely sour.Finish displays yeasty,woodiness and some refreshing,spicy, hops.Balanced in every way and very interesting.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 25, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
or some reason I expected to like this brew, but there seemed to be a sort of metallic hops finish that ruined it. I'll put it on my 're-rate it someday' list because there were some promising flavors up front.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Decent head from the pour with great carbonation. Aroma of fruit and yeast. Some tart apples. Murky orange/amber in color with decent lacing. Flavor is somewhat spicy with malt and bitter fruit flavors. Flavor is a little weak and watery. Some heavy iron mineral water. Very strange. Lively palate from the carbonation. Finish is slightly creamy and spicy with a little bit of fizz. A good beer but not quite as good as some of the other products by Ommegang.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rusty orange color with a full head that quickly shrunk to a small, persisent white ring. The aroma is quite pleasant, as it has the sweetness and yeastiness of a nice Belgian ale. Oranges, apples, pears, cherries, pepper, banana, clove and vanilla. The flavor starts surprisingly malty, but moves, especially as it warms, to a brilliant fruity sweetness. Unfortunately, it still doesn't quite come to the level of the aroma, but it is still quite nice. Another wonderful beer from Brewery Ommegang.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
an excellent crisp,fruity belgium with nice head and very smooth taste, exceptional ale!!!
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is a hazy amber with a thick white head. The aroma was full...grass, sour yeast, apple, pear, malty sweet. The flavor was similar with more sweet fruitiness. Nice crisp feel.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow...totally digging the nose on this one...fruitiness to the maximus. Some hints of vanilla, peppery spices, definite malt aspects, citrusy orange, apricot, sugar cane, yeast, and pine sol. It pours an apricot, peachy orange color with a generally white long lasting head. The carbonation level is surprisingly medium in this one. Heavy upfront fruity taste with classic apricots, malty vanilla sweetnesses, and a citrusy orange carressing the tongue before a peppery dry finish. Some soda like qualities to it almost in the finish...a tad strange..syrupy mouthfeel near the end..definite stickiness. Decent mouthfeel, excellent usage of full bodied fruit flavors. In a word...pleasant!
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus, yeast and malt aroma. Has the appearance of unpasteurized honey, with a medium sized vanilla custard head, plenty of lace. Tastes of apricots, plums, and raisins. Complex, full bodied, wonderful mouth feel. A Lovely Belgian!
crazyvin (1840) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This isn't better than imported ales of its type, but its fruity aroma and lightly sweet taste and delicate hoppy aftertaste make it worth the low price
WabashMan (1006) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one starts out with a nice color and head, though not quite as nice as some belgians offer. The aroma is quite nice, a little sweet, and not overpoweringly so. It's a nose that really makes you look forward to the flavor, if you know what I mean. And, in this case, I happen to like what I was looking forward to. However, it doesn't quite live up to the great nose. The flavor is fairly typical Belgie, though nice, and doesn't last quite long enough on the tongue to really please. Good, but not a great Belgian Ale.