egajdzis (5515) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2008 Poured a red orange color with a small, quickly diminishing head and not much lacing. Orange, hop, coriander aroma. Sweet, caramel, malt, spice taste. Average mouthfeel.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Define "Artisanal Strong Pale Ale." Sierra Nevada Pale Ale this ain't. Well, combine that with a Triple and you're there with this beer..
Pours a cloudy honey color with a very thick head that hangs around for a while. No lace.
Smells very fruity. I'm thinking bananas and lemons with a hint of hops.
Tastes even more like bananas with a strong citrus aftertaste that's quite pleasant.
Mouthfeel is foamy but not very thick. Drinkability is pretty good, but I wouldn't want too many of these in a row without something to eat in between.
Terminus (3327) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-thanks to whaleman for trading me this brew. Im not realy a fan of belgian brews, but i know this one had been sampled alot. Super sweet aroma right from the bottle. sweet candy palate-slightly chewey. I still cant get into these sweet belgian brews. Im still trying though
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a hazy orange amber with minimal head and some surface lace. the aroma is yeasty and fruity. The flavor is starts out sort of dry, then picks up a very fruity quality in the long finish. The palate is not very rich. Overall, this is OK, but not very special.
rogueman (19) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definite yeast aroma. Thick white head, fruity and spice are tastes that hit the palate. good lace. Not bad, but not a champion either. I am from cooperstown originally, and went on a brewery tour when Ommegang first opened. I like Ommegang, but Rare Vos could be better. Lacks complexity and body.
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2003
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wow, what can I say but, YUCKERS! Pale amber with a head so thin it was translucent. Aroma was mostly hop with a trace of Strawberry Shortcake and yes I mean the doll. Flavor? Strawberry/cherry, malt, bitter, water, nothin'. The Ommegang folks should have tried this one before they shipped it out.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very cloudy amber/brown with a large off white head. Aroma of fruit - banana, peach, orange, apple - and caramel, with a hint of spice. Light medium body with a decent amount of carbonation. Flavor starts very sweet with a caramel rush, and then the fruit flavors kick in. Orange, peach, banana, and apple are present. It then fades into fruit and spices - cloves, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. A good beer, but the flavors do not blend as well as they could. A little underwhelming.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2003
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
light amber color with a huge head. i really liked Ommegang, but this one was horribly lacking. a fellow Ratebeerian i shared this with went so far as to dump out his glass. Weak and watery flavored with a distasteful blend of fruitiness and spices.
kumite56 (472) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer poors a large creamy off white head on an amber / orange body. Aroma is big and predominantly of malt,fruit and spice. Tast is a little thin but well balanced with a nice smooth finish.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some real sour, spicy yeastiness going on here in this slightly thin-bodied, highly effervescent beer. Kind of delicate flavors intermingling, some flower petal like aroma, a beer with a lot going on. The body is like a good brune.