estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, good head, oranges in nose just like the description says, perhaps with a bit of banana. Body was clear at the start of the pour, and then I swirled the bottle and got a lot of nice yeasty haze. That added a bit of candy and spice to the aroma. Definite house character here; makes me yearn for an Ommegang. This is much lighter and more refreshing than the Big O, with moderate sweetness and some spice, and a slight sourness in the finish. Somethingís missing here, though. Or maybe not. Damn good stuff.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fig, sweet candy, caramel and a small alcohol smell as well float off this brew. Beautiful big meringue like head that stays with the brew until the bitter (because there is no more left) end. Sweet tartness fills the mouth with a bit of bruised fruit flavor. Very tastey and a very worthy interpretation of a belgian beer. Nice
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a wonderful boquet for an aroma. very clean and grassy. An excellent beer. Enjoyed this with Zach on my porch the last night I was in Michigan. Ahhhhh, I just want to drink again.
crdic (105) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a reddish ale with a huge blond head. The flavor is fruity, with a strong malty sweetness (rather too much sweetness for my taste). Itís a well-made ale, but not really one that appeals to me.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber haze w/ big large head & remarkable lacing. Strong, spicy, fruity nose. Light mouthfeel, perhaps a bit thin. Fruit flavours (raisins, plums). Peppery w/ hints of nuts & dry, yeasty finish.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty darn good beer. Floral, citrusy aroma, retains head moderately well with a cloudy amber color. Flavor is also of citrus, slightly sour, very nice. It should get extra points too for costing only $3.99 for a .75l bottle.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this one with an Arturo Fuente cigar, flowery aroma and light crisp flowery flavor makes this one something I could drink all day, plus it was incredibly cheap for an area rarity, $4.99 a 750 ml
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer looks terrific, too bad it didnít quite live up to itís promise. It has a very nice cloudy copper orange color and a huge pillowy head. Nose is fruity, spicy and floral with a bit of "horse-blanket" to note as well. Taste is where this beer disappoints a bit. Itís balance is definitely towards the bitter side. The first bottle I had, I just thought I didnít let it "warm" long enough, but this one sat out for a good half-hour before I gave it a try and the bite was still very prevalent.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge frothy white head, brownish orange body. Smells strongly of yeast, like doughy bread. Pleasant flavor--moderately sweet with touches of black pepper and nutmeg. Finishes with a light hoppy bitterness.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good Flavor with a hint of spice and citrus (orange?). Nice appearance and welcoming aroma.