austinpowers (2826) - 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 (1486) - 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.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, pale-yellow brew with a decent head that fades quickly. Spicy nose, smells very crisp and tart. Flavor is yeasty with lots of pepper, very earthy aftertaste. Reminded me quite a bit of their Hennepin, though the Hennepin had a bit more zing in the finish.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light cloudy golden color with large head that dissipates almost immediately, v little lacing. Aroma is interesting and complex, light fruit (apple), flowery hops (light), and peppery citrus notes. Flavor is mainly spicy, malt presence is low, only slightly fruity, despite the labelís assertion. Spicy, herbal notes dominate, with a dry finish. Palate is light and dry. Overall interesting, moderately complex, esp in the aroma. Not something to savor for a long time...perhaps slightly harsh.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cellar like aroma and taste ( you know, dust, mold, soil etc.). Not very special according to me.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a strange one. The ripe apple-like aroma and somewhat cloudy amber color are nice. Initial taste is good and just as I expected---sweet, a little yeasty, with an alcohol finish. However, if held in the mouth it becomes sour, at least to me. Itís like two beers in one, and I only like the first one. Even the taste on my lips is sour now. So far, this is about my least favorite from this brewery.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sweet fruity aroma, couldnít really put my finger on the smell. The beer was a cloudy amber hints of citrus fruits, and maybe apple I get flavors of yeast and alcohol in the finish, On the palate it is too bubbly for my taste Enjoyable, better than the hennepin, but the regular ommegang is my fav.