shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy body and foamy white head. sweet and fruity aroma with a similar taste. balanced palate that has a light creamy texture. Overall i thought this beer could have been better
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy, orange amber with a tannish head comprised of a density of tiny bubbles. Aroma is perfumy, hints of caramel and molasses are salient, and plums soaked in alcohol are prevalent in the nose. Very little carbonation, creating a smooth, creamy mouthfeel which is at once tart and bitingly sweet. Alcohol is there, but subdued. A wonderful beer.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty, foamy white head that faded to a thin vail that cloaked the brew for the whole time it was in the snifter. fruity aromas. Rich flavors that are very familiar. Slightly spicy, too. Drys out on the finish. Like everything else from Ommegang, it's pretty damn good.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper color, white head. Some floral, fruity notes but nothing very pronounced. Decent but boring.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rare Vos is Flemish for "Sly Fox". This bubbly sly fox is quite the brew. It contains the aroma of an abbey dubbel (though muted). It has the appearance of an abbey dubbel - yet its wine-like flavor is of lighter fruits and grapes, and less the dates, prunes and cherries of a dubbel. Overall, it is a big success with a "caramely" smoothness and yet a sourness that isn't over the top. With some lively carbonation and some cool effects of the yeast, this is a fun one to hold up to the light for inspection. My only complaint is that it might benefit from the sweetness of some addt'l sugars that, also boosting the ABV for warmth.
r464 (2044) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper in color with a small white head. Fruity aroma that is distintly Belgian. A fruitiness with spice, like orange peel. Dry with a crisp finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy tangerine color with a puffy head that keeps going and going and...you get it. Cherry, malty and earthy aromas. Sour bitter orange taste. Flavors coming out now of apricots and bananas. This stuff is plenty earth and bitter. I have to make a roadie to Cooperstown.
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange color. Fizzy white head. Nice aroma. Earthy, fruity, and a few spices. Kick in the taste. Some apricots, cherries, and maybe bananas. Pretty easy going too. Overally fairy decent, could use a little bit more though.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky copper body with a big fomay light tan head. This beer actually came exploding out of the bottle upon opening. The aroma is very string: citrus (orange), flowery yeast, caramel malt, and a slight bit of sour apple. The flavor is sweet fruit (apple ma9inly) up front then moves into a more caramel falvor. There is only the barest hint of spices. The body is medium and slightly dry. The finish has a very chewy choclate chip cookie flavor about it. Quite a nice beer overall, a bit different.
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel apple aroma and flavor. Light body with sweet finish. Large off-white head tops cloudy auburn body. Tart with dryish finish.