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
freekyp (1846) - 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.
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.
DYCSoccer17 (3590) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a mild to moderate cloudy orange color. 1.5cm white head. Aroma is sour and yeastly. Start has some cloves and citrus. Hoppy then malty banana/yeast bitter to finish. Nicely carbonated, but not as smooth as it could be.
BBB63 (6510) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper hue with large creamy white head and excellent lace. The aroma hints of current, cherry, orange, toasted caramel malt, floral hops, dusty and earthy yeast esters. The taste opens with the same fruity nature detected on the nose with a supporting dusty yeast culture. Some spices (corrander and cardamom) and light bitterness undertones. The finish is short and dry, tart fruits and hit of wood. The mouthfeel is lively and very chalky dry, feels like someone stuck a cottonball in my mouth. Not coy or candi sweet like many Belgian strongs, more towards the everyday basic style. Refreshing and enjoyable, recommended.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber colored beer with great carbonation and head. This is my favorite Ommegang beer. It's just sour enough to bring out the fruit without an overabundance of sweetness. Really great stuff
Kinz (3696) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2010 Beautiful orange, creamy head, a pretty, pretty beer. Aroma is spicey and yeasty. Herbal flavors dance over a decent malt backbone, with a punch of bitterness on the finish. Some faint hints of orange fruitiness as well. Coriander, but this sure isn’t a wit. Good stuff, a bit of a bite on the palate detracts from a very good beer. RERATE: 3/21/2010 - sampled again, this time out of the 12 oz. bottle as part of BJCP training session. Score stays the same. Coriander note still there, but not as strong as I recalled, making me think there might not be any actual coriander here. Hops far more pronounced now, with a lingering bitterness.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely, creamy, lacy head; beautiful banana-fruity bubblegum aroma; the head is quickly diminishing; tastes very much like it smells, but a little tart, dry, spicy. Very good, but not great. Ommegang still brews best Belgian styles in the U.S. that I've had, though........
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brewery does not dissapoint.Their beers really do get better w/age.This 750 was fairly fresh.Aromas of fine belgian yeast/malt,hops,orange rind,coriander.Awesome head/lace/hazy orange amber.Nice bright hops that seem to dance w/the yeast/malt/spices.Crisp to dry mouth.Very good.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ML Bottle. Nice peachy amber color with a frothy off white head. Smell apple, coriander, lemon, bubble gum, vanilla, cloves. Great bouquet. Sour flavor, lemon, orange. Nice flavor but thought I would have a bit more complexity after this nose. Quite easy to drink but I should have gotten a smaller bottle.