Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good Flavor with a hint of spice and citrus (orange?). Nice appearance and welcoming aroma.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent aroma, very citrusy. Nice head , citrusy flavor and definitely well carbonated. Pretty tasty belgian.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Far and away my favorite ommegang product, mostly for not being as rich as the others. The lighter alcohol of this beer is also nice as to avoid those wonderful belgian beer stupids.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a little light for my taste.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fits perfectly into a Chimay glass in a single pour. Nice creamy head, cloudy amber. Holy shit, the smell!! Extremely red wine-like, alcohol, floral, fruitiness: orange, pear, cherry. Unfortunately it went a bit downhill from there for me. The flavor had a too much of the red wine-like presence and it reminded me of the time I went to this wine tasting party with my chick-at-the-time (oh, the dumb things we all do for women) and got totally smashed on red wine and puked it up in the toilet at home. Itís kind of scary to chum red. So then I hit the gym next morning and couldnít balance anything because I was do uncoordinated. Wine hangovers suck. Anyway, back to the beer. It just didnít seem to faithful to the Belgian style, so after a very nice inital impression, I had to mark it down some.
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2012 This beer rocks.
The commercial description is accurate. This beer finishes crisp, clean and dry. Very good stuff.
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
probaly my least favorite of the ommegang but it is a good solid beer i have had some aged bottles that stood the test of time very well
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty yeast and herbal tea…Pepper and clovers…Nice oranges…Good Belgian session ale…
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
One thing to note is that this beer ages extremely well. Bottles with 2 to 3 years of age smooth considerably, offering a seamless balance of malt, yeast, and gentle spiciness. Almost dangerous in itís complexity of flavors and drinkablility. Additionally, properly stored bottles pour brilliantly clear after time.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite from Ommegang. The brew has a nice creamy head. The aroma was fainter than expected though one could pick up some fruitiness and herbal essence. A nice clear amber body to the bear with fruity and caramel notes. A good brew.