AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cork came out with more force than I've ever had a beer cork come out with, I put a dent in my ceiling. Copper, amber color, a little darker than most Belgian ales I've tried. Not much carbonation evident. Heavy, yeasty aroma, with accents of fruit. Bananas and spices. Fairly decent taste. Full-bodied. As for the seamless finish, I think maybe the seam ripped out or something, because this beer blue-balls you with the finish. The beginning flavor develops well, floral and yeasty, but then no grand finale of a finish. ...Ok, like 10-15 minutes have passed and the ale has warmed and the finish is a little better, a little bitter. This is not a half bad brew.
jsquire (3308) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden amber color with a big, rocky head and a yeasty nose. Dark sweet flavors of plum, raisen and brown sugar. Very well balanced and very easy drinking.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of cloudy, ice tea color, flowery clove scent, nice everlasting head. ("good tasting, long lasting head is better than big head" as a friend mentioned when we poured) Floral, citrus taste, very very nice. Smooth finish.
mhachar (7) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2003 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very Smooth and clean. Appears to be very cloudy, light orange color. It has a spicyness to it, as well as a caramel flavor.
k2 (146) - USA - JAN 31, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good "American Belgian" beer. Fruity and malty but the spicyness was not dominate.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean tasting & smooth - almost too smooth for a Belgain. Yeasty cloudiness & very foamy - almost looked like orange juice to me! Dunno - it just didn't really jump out at me with anything distinctive. Moderate spicyness makes it good, just not as good as expected.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy hazy golden-amber color, huge tightly bubbled clingy head that leaves long lasting lace in my glass. Flowery, spicy clean citrus aromas. Fruity and sweet spicy flavors, medium-full body, very lively carbonation, finish dry and crisp, very refreshing and tasty.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light yellow orange, full bodied head. Nice yeasty aroma, wonderful malt balance for the dry spicy finish. Well done.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy/bubbly and orange/amber color, big creamy white head. Aroam of yeast and resinous hops. Sweet citrus flavor with some wheat in the background.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautiful hazy copper color. A nice thick creamy off white head. A boat load of bubbles. Nose cusisted of alcohol, light yeastiness, subduedfloral and citrus notes as well. Relatively tame. NOt bad, but nothing exceptional. Could use a more prevalent malting for the sake of balance.