theakston (64) - arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2004 beautiful orange colour and fluffy white head. Aroma dominated by hops. almost a band-aid, earthy smell. flavour has interesting vinous notes. Dry spicy aftertaste
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this beer smells great and looks wonderful. The taste however does not live up to the first impression. It has a clean, bitter taste that loses its punch as you continue to drink. I agree overrated.
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very complex brew and one that I am going to age and re-rate. Aroma is extremely complex and is dominated by a yeast strain that reminds me of earth. I will try this one again.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This had a fruit smell and when poured had nice white head.it went down smooth with hardly any aftetaste.kind of spicy on the palate but overall was good
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange tint with a robust aroma that seems slightly fruity and spicy. Definitely a dry finish and smooth on the palate. Not very much going on as far as flavors but the sweet bite followed by the dryness is interesting. Overrated.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A sweet citrus/floral nose on this one. Also a good amount of head that goes away rather timely but otherwise an average appearance here. Flavor has quite a bite on it but finishes much smoother, remindes me of tonic water. I think the bite from the begenning of this one takes away from the actual flavor more than desired.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2003 Bottle. Beautiful beer. Nice head. A lot going on in the aroma. Slightly sweet, some hop flavor. I think I really just don't quite "get" Belgians yet. Not to say I disliked it, but it didn't knock me out. I'll keep trying them occassionally.
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I did not find this light copper-colored Belgian "intensely aromatic," as described, but there was a floral, fruity, almost vinous nose that became more apparent as the ale warmed. Flavor was likewise a bit vinous, with fruit and a hint of spice along with hops. Dry, but not overly so.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark apricot colored, with wonderful sticky, candy fluff - like a marshmallow sitting on top when first poured. This ale has a delicate, floral, fresh aroma, yet retains a sharpness. With a full, rounded bitterness it finishes so smoothly, yet retains that pert quality. Really enjoyable.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 Rerate again, 23 April 2008.:
Great beer with great taste! Here is all about the liking! Bitter from start to finish, lots of Brett with a sorbet-like body. Bit of gastric juice in aroma, reminiscent of a lambic.
Beautiful hazy orange colour with a BIG horse-blanket aroma. Fizzy palate at first, with a rich bitterness, then finishes with a rounded mouthfeel. 1st rating 9th of June 2003 gave 7/4/7/4/14.
Hazy golden. Creamy, rocky white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, ginger. Spicy flavor of juniper berry. Pleasantly carbonated. Fizzy palate feel.