DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Doesn’t seem typically "Belgian" to me; The flavor is quite malty, dry and very woody with a fairly mild bitterness; Malty, alcoholic, and very woody aroma backs up the flavor; Amber in color and somewhat cloudy; The very dark sediment suspended in the beer looks like a snow globe; Very carbonated on the pour, but the light tan head settles down quickly to a rim around the glass; Lacing in moderate and forms a polka-dot pattern
CapFlu (4910) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber body with a thin, white head. Nose of slight vanilla with hops. Average.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangey yellow in color. Fruity nose. Nice lasting head. Full bodied beer. Excellent. Caramel notes. Malty.Well balanced.
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Abundant head. Worth buying the correct mug. Tasted like a good Belgian only fresher and more refeshing than typical. Cinammon, and other spices. Hoppy and slightly sweet. Creamy mouth feel and must be sipped
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tasty smooth beer with some spice. This is a good belgian, but i have certainly had better. If you are in the mood for an enjoyable belgian, then go for it.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ommegang makes very few bad beers. This is no exception. I've had better Belgian's, but this one is great for the price. A good beer.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange amber color, medium white head. Spice aroma, hops, slightly citric. Flavor is a bit of a mix of American pale and Belgian, peppery malt flavor, smooth, medium body, dry finish.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer pours cloudy reddish brown color with a medium sized off white head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is like unto many Flemish sour ales, wet wood aroma with some light cherry aroma and a little vinegar. Flavor is initially sweetly malty, but this quickly gives was to some very significant dryness. The finish kicks in with wet wood and a dash of vinegar. Nice.
HighlanderOne (1102) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn't think I'd like this one, but was pleasantly surprised. Aroma is mostly fruit, but with a kinda brandy tone to it. Fruit mixes nicely with the malt and spice in the flavor. Pours like a stout. Flavor got better as it warmed. Well done.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice medium amber Belgian-style with some sweet yeast in the nose. The taste is also pleasantly sweet with fruit and spice.