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!
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus, yeast and malt aroma. Has the appearance of unpasteurized honey, with a medium sized vanilla custard head, plenty of lace. Tastes of apricots, plums, and raisins. Complex, full bodied, wonderful mouth feel. A Lovely Belgian!
crazyvin (1990) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This isn't better than imported ales of its type, but its fruity aroma and lightly sweet taste and delicate hoppy aftertaste make it worth the low price
WabashMan (1014) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one starts out with a nice color and head, though not quite as nice as some belgians offer. The aroma is quite nice, a little sweet, and not overpoweringly so. It's a nose that really makes you look forward to the flavor, if you know what I mean. And, in this case, I happen to like what I was looking forward to. However, it doesn't quite live up to the great nose. The flavor is fairly typical Belgie, though nice, and doesn't last quite long enough on the tongue to really please. Good, but not a great Belgian Ale.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cork came out with more force than I've ever had a beer cork come out with, I put a dent in my ceiling. Copper, amber color, a little darker than most Belgian ales I've tried. Not much carbonation evident. Heavy, yeasty aroma, with accents of fruit. Bananas and spices. Fairly decent taste. Full-bodied. As for the seamless finish, I think maybe the seam ripped out or something, because this beer blue-balls you with the finish. The beginning flavor develops well, floral and yeasty, but then no grand finale of a finish. ...Ok, like 10-15 minutes have passed and the ale has warmed and the finish is a little better, a little bitter. This is not a half bad brew.
jsquire (3551) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden amber color with a big, rocky head and a yeasty nose. Dark sweet flavors of plum, raisen and brown sugar. Very well balanced and very easy drinking.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of cloudy, ice tea color, flowery clove scent, nice everlasting head. ("good tasting, long lasting head is better than big head" as a friend mentioned when we poured) Floral, citrus taste, very very nice. Smooth finish.