dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good belgian, not to strong just right, nice color on the pour head disappeared quickley. A beer I will purchase and drink more often
jgb9348 (4716) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange / light brown colour. Initial tan head, but quickly fades. Aroma of apples and other fruit. Good flavour, but not fully complex. Some fruity and spicey notes...but finishes quick. Full of carbonation, which is noticable from the first sip until you burp afterwards :) Worth a drink, but not one of my favourites...even in this category.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color (duh) with a generous off-white head. Fruity sweet aroma with a hint of spice. Flavor was good but lacked the complexity I enjoy of other Belgians. Finish was the best part, dry and sharp. I will drink again but there are others that I would choose first.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THe color of a autumn leaf,with constant carbonation and a large head,that has great retention. Fresh aroma is very inticing. Bready,spicy hop,yeast and toasty aromas.Just a little bit of barnyard/sourness. Soft,slightly spritzy mouthfeel.Big,bready,malt flavors lead to some toast,acidic,interplay. Nicely sour.Finish displays yeasty,woodiness and some refreshing,spicy, hops.Balanced in every way and very interesting.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 25, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
or some reason I expected to like this brew, but there seemed to be a sort of metallic hops finish that ruined it. I'll put it on my 're-rate it someday' list because there were some promising flavors up front.
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Decent head from the pour with great carbonation. Aroma of fruit and yeast. Some tart apples. Murky orange/amber in color with decent lacing. Flavor is somewhat spicy with malt and bitter fruit flavors. Flavor is a little weak and watery. Some heavy iron mineral water. Very strange. Lively palate from the carbonation. Finish is slightly creamy and spicy with a little bit of fizz. A good beer but not quite as good as some of the other products by Ommegang.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rusty orange color with a full head that quickly shrunk to a small, persisent white ring. The aroma is quite pleasant, as it has the sweetness and yeastiness of a nice Belgian ale. Oranges, apples, pears, cherries, pepper, banana, clove and vanilla. The flavor starts surprisingly malty, but moves, especially as it warms, to a brilliant fruity sweetness. Unfortunately, it still doesn't quite come to the level of the aroma, but it is still quite nice. Another wonderful beer from Brewery Ommegang.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
an excellent crisp,fruity belgium with nice head and very smooth taste, exceptional ale!!!
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is a hazy amber with a thick white head. The aroma was full...grass, sour yeast, apple, pear, malty sweet. The flavor was similar with more sweet fruitiness. Nice crisp feel.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow...totally digging the nose on this one...fruitiness to the maximus. Some hints of vanilla, peppery spices, definite malt aspects, citrusy orange, apricot, sugar cane, yeast, and pine sol. It pours an apricot, peachy orange color with a generally white long lasting head. The carbonation level is surprisingly medium in this one. Heavy upfront fruity taste with classic apricots, malty vanilla sweetnesses, and a citrusy orange carressing the tongue before a peppery dry finish. Some soda like qualities to it almost in the finish...a tad strange..syrupy mouthfeel near the end..definite stickiness. Decent mouthfeel, excellent usage of full bodied fruit flavors. In a word...pleasant!