chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darker and more robust than Hennepin, but not as full bodied as the Ommegang. True to the Belgian style, this beer has the characteristic fruity / spicy flavors with very well balanced hop flavors (saaz?).
JMerritt (1775) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colored, medium off-white head comprised of tiny bubbles that is mostly diminishing. Sugary, cotton candy aroma with gingerbread, toffee, and a touch of alcohol intermixed. Highly carbonated with a thick, velvety mouthfeel. Ripened fruit dominates the flavor. I had a difficult time distinguishing other flavors in this due to the high carbonation that never seemed to die down.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty peach/gold color with abundant bubbling producing a HUGE head. Feels like a champagne in the mouth, tastes like beer and cider. Lots of fruit, spices and bitter malt in the nose, flavor and aftertaste. A very interesting brew, great for a single sampling.
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Originally, not ver interesting, too cold, high carbonation. After warming up, nicely malty, smooth, caramel flavor, good light hoppy bitterness. Good but not great.
MaBeer1972 (1267) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 Re-rate: It has been a while since I had this, and I am still impressed! Lovely appearance, medium reddish copper color. Nice, fruity-bready aroma. Flavor is remarkably smooth and refreshing. Slightly tart, fruity, well balanced malts and spice. Could become a regular with me now.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Carmel colored with a sweet and hoppy aroma, it's got a tangy, fruity, hoppy, happy flavor to it. It's not a 'Great Beer' but it's enjoyable.
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2003
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was dissapointed in this beer. I went into in with high hopes due to the great experieince with the brewers Ommegang beer. This beer was dissapointing.
Silphium (3161) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy amber, with lively carbonation and a cream-colored head. Fruit and spicy yeast aroma. Flavor is first and foremost dry, with vinous and fruity characteristics, spiciness, and a bit of apple cider. Tasty.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was so incredibly tastey. Beautifully reddish - amber coloring with a nice frothy head, that stayed with it the entire session. Zesty and complex, with hints of pear and grapefruit with banana and fig thrown in for good measure. I loved this one, nicely bittersweet in the finish and I cannot wait to try it again.
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colored with big white head. Spicy and fruity aroma. Bitter finish. A nice beer.