jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(re-rate)Moderatley cloudly, light copper brown, lots of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Malty, yeasty, slightly fruity (pear) aroma, short lived head with some lace. Carbonation bite on the tounge. Lots of grainy malt up front, fruitiness emerges and a yeasty spicyness takes over at the drying end. This has the perfect amount of body to carry all the flavors. A fine drink.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is inferior to the ommegang. not bad though. It had yeasty, citric nose. I thought it was going somewhere once I smelled it, but the taste and finish were very smooth and boring....grapes with hints of alcohol.
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity and lighter than the regular Ommegang. First smell reminded me of bananas! Citrus and fruity with a solid bubbly orangy white head. Complex and bold. A very good Belgium like beer. Not as good looking or tasting as the regular Ommegang.
Panzuriel (1385) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good belgian style ale. A little citrusy out of the bottle. Nice fruity and floral tones. Sweet and wheaty. Can’t say enough about the taste.
mogo (38) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Exactly as advertised. Full of Belgian flavor and light enough to enjoy with good company or watching a ballgame.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, good head, oranges in nose just like the description says, perhaps with a bit of banana. Body was clear at the start of the pour, and then I swirled the bottle and got a lot of nice yeasty haze. That added a bit of candy and spice to the aroma. Definite house character here; makes me yearn for an Ommegang. This is much lighter and more refreshing than the Big O, with moderate sweetness and some spice, and a slight sourness in the finish. Something’s missing here, though. Or maybe not. Damn good stuff.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fig, sweet candy, caramel and a small alcohol smell as well float off this brew. Beautiful big meringue like head that stays with the brew until the bitter (because there is no more left) end. Sweet tartness fills the mouth with a bit of bruised fruit flavor. Very tastey and a very worthy interpretation of a belgian beer. Nice
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a wonderful boquet for an aroma. very clean and grassy. An excellent beer. Enjoyed this with Zach on my porch the last night I was in Michigan. Ahhhhh, I just want to drink again.
crdic (105) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a reddish ale with a huge blond head. The flavor is fruity, with a strong malty sweetness (rather too much sweetness for my taste). It’s a well-made ale, but not really one that appeals to me.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber haze w/ big large head & remarkable lacing. Strong, spicy, fruity nose. Light mouthfeel, perhaps a bit thin. Fruit flavours (raisins, plums). Peppery w/ hints of nuts & dry, yeasty finish.