RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sharp fruity hop aroma, cloudy bronze hue with a speckled frothy head, spicy hop character, firm body, acidic finish.
Thrashman (4) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2003 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another beer with an amazing head. Cloudy amber color with a high hop aroma and flavor. Dry finish but very drinkable.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Impressive white head - a lovely pillow! Golden-orange body. Fruity, yeasty and hoppy aroma. Initial sweet/fruity taste that quickly transcends into the bitter and very dry finish that makes you wish the glass full. Keeps getting better each time I have it. Complex.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with a good, creamy head. Color is a murky amber/orange. Noticable hop aroma, but otherwise lacking complexity. Flavor is of clove, fruit, hops. Not quite as doughy as most Trappist ales. Fairly atypical Belgian. It's interesting, but not among my absolute favorites.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours exactly like the picture. Brilliant appearance, lovely amber-brown murky liquid with a nice tight bubbly beige head. Retention was brilliant, at least 1/2 head stayed for the whole beer. Aroma was somewhat lacking IMO. Hoppy though slightly stale hop aroma. Also quite yeasty spicey smell present. Very smooth initial mouthfeel with a dry finish. Could have a tad more body for the style of beer though IMO. Initial sweetness followed by a lovely spicey yeast taste. Hints of clove and cinnamon/nutmeg definately coming through. Slightly sour/acid finish. Pretty good IMO.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2004 Appears orange brown and cloudy in the glass with a fluffy eggshell coloured head. Aroma is intensly sour with a hint of bitterness. (one of the first times I could derive this from scent). The flavour is sour, not tart, but dry and sour (in a good way). A bitterness overtakes the mouth shortly after the sourness subsides. Minutes after the first sip, comes the intensity of the bitter finish. Slightly spiced hints invade the bitter onslaught.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
there's alot going on in the aroma, give me a minute to break it down. Honey, orange, cinnamon, brown sugar, and ginger. A nice glowing deep orange with a topping of whipped head. Damn is the taste intersting, there are about 3 phases. Starts off bitter, proceeds to a creamy doughy flavor that makes my mouth water and then to a very pronounced earth/clayish thick maltiness and then once again the bitterness comes back for a smooth exit. Full circle. Damn this is impressive. Good shit to say the least.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2003 A lively beer in the initial stages. Moussey nose that has a slight aniseed tone. Very active and astringent beer throughout that doesn't allow one to enjoy the potential subtlety of the beer. Still, it is a good beer.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a large white foamy head. The carbonation was observed rising to the top of my glass. The body was cloudy and an orangish color. It had a fruity aroma. I really enjoyed this brew.
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured an extremely invigorated head of creamy white bubbles and a cloudy light orange body with carbonation rising from the bottom of my mug. It has a mild malty aroma and a flavor that is slightly fizzy with notes of spice and hops. It is very dry in its finish and has no lingering aftertaste. All in all, it is a very nice brew.