belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of my favorites from this great brewer. Nice head with a great slightly sweet aroma. Body is balanced perfectly. A great summer beer.
Ernest (5860) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2009 750mL bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light to medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, basement), with light notes of pepper and gum. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation. As with all of the year-rounds from this brewery, the general character is one of holding back, of diluting. Not a whole lot of aroma, but whatís there is nice. Pretty light and easy to drink but very watery and not providing much excitement or complexity.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cool name! Cool Bottle! Too much of an apple/cidery taste for me. All other aspects of this one are good though.
Davhgbrew (719) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty aroma, slightly dark white lacey head. Palate is full bodied and kind of fruity, middle is smooth and full, and it finishes very nicely with a great balance. This one doesnít exactly strike me as a Belgian, but itís pretty damn good, and Iíd drink it again.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2003 Its been a while since I sampled this fine Belgian Style beers, another that I like, but drink rarely, must change that, has Brewery Ommegang produces some of the best Belgian Style beers anywhere.
A nebulous orange color on the pour, the head planetary in size, creamy in structure, the color a nice light tan and the resultant lace forms a covering sheet upon the glass. Sweet malt nose, crisp and clean, plummish and a real treat to the sniffer, start is malt laden and sweet, top middling in feel. Finnish is stinging in its acidity, the hops perky in their spiciness, quite dry and a real quaffable beer that should be a staple in everyoneís DBF, well thatís in my humble opinion.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toughest of the Ommegang beers to find. Slightly spiced and well-balanced. I really like this one.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy,fruity,decent attempt at the Beglian style.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad for the price, but it tastes too much like Woodchuck for me to really enjoy. Iíd rather have a Belgian-style Ale that tastes like beer with a fruity flavor, than vice versa.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2003 rerate (9-6-03) Bottle at the CT River Festival. Fruity/malty/spicey aroma. Flavor is fruity with some nice maltieness, a fair amount of alcohol and some spicy hints. Originaly had it at a 3.4, I think i appreciate the style more now. (4/29/02) Smells like a hoppy apple cider, and kind of tastes like that too. Its a good Belgian ale, but noting special.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
copperish-amber color, sweet fruity aroma, spicy slightly alcoholic aftertaste.