haddon90 (1615) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange color. Fizzy white head. Nice aroma. Earthy, fruity, and a few spices. Kick in the taste. Some apricots, cherries, and maybe bananas. Pretty easy going too. Overally fairy decent, could use a little bit more though.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy tangerine color with a puffy head that keeps going and going and...you get it. Cherry, malty and earthy aromas. Sour bitter orange taste. Flavors coming out now of apricots and bananas. This stuff is plenty earth and bitter. I have to make a roadie to Cooperstown.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky copper body with a big fomay light tan head. This beer actually came exploding out of the bottle upon opening. The aroma is very string: citrus (orange), flowery yeast, caramel malt, and a slight bit of sour apple. The flavor is sweet fruit (apple ma9inly) up front then moves into a more caramel falvor. There is only the barest hint of spices. The body is medium and slightly dry. The finish has a very chewy choclate chip cookie flavor about it. Quite a nice beer overall, a bit different.
r464 (2257) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper in color with a small white head. Fruity aroma that is distintly Belgian. A fruitiness with spice, like orange peel. Dry with a crisp finish.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty, foamy white head that faded to a thin vail that cloaked the brew for the whole time it was in the snifter. fruity aromas. Rich flavors that are very familiar. Slightly spicy, too. Drys out on the finish. Like everything else from Ommegang, it's pretty damn good.
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 (1910) - 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 (3620) - 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 (6557) - 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.