Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2003
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden amber color, quickly dissipating head. My bottle had a distinct perfume nose. Nobody else seemed to get this. I'm wondering if it went bad. All perfume in the nose. Not very inviting. Slightly sweet taste with hints of molasses. I'll force myself to try a different bottle and rerate in the near future.
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, orangeish amber color. Malty/yeasty aroma. Its cloudy, and doesn't pour with a typical belgian head. It is balanced overall with sour notes of fruit, only a little on the hoppy side. An unusual beer in it's class. A beer I easily return to.
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty translucent amber with lots of carbonation in the glass. Of course it was served in their "yard" glass with stand. Didn't hear the "plop" when I got to the bottom of the bulb of the glass, but oh well. Malted, caramel and alcohol notes in the nose and mouth when drinking it. Some spice also forces its way onto the tongue. Nice strong beer. Finishes with a alcoholic sweetness.
redlem (1295) - Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A slightly hazy burnt orange with a small off-white head. Sweet malt, toffee, and candied fruit aroma. A sweet taste, reminds me of butterscotch, which I hate. This was too sweet for me.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber body topped by a medium thick head with decent lace. Slightly sweet malty aroma with a slight yeastiness. Sweet yeasty flavor with malty notes and a slight hoppiness. Full bodied, slightly tingly and slightly warming.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spice and yeast aroma. Opaque amber color. Little head. Musty taste with a cider like flavor and fizz. Pretty good and it is different than a lot of other Belgians.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful orange color, very little head or lacing. Taste of toffee, sweet fruit, sour ale finish, masking the alcohol. I would not call it a dessert beer, but it stood up nicely to strong sweet and hot Thai spices.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the sort of beer you would have with dessert. It has a marvellous toffee/malt overtone that is well balanced by the alcohol undertones. I was worried when I opened the bottle as it showed too much enthusiasm to escape. After letting it sit for a while it settled well and kept its head all the way down. Who needs wine?
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper colour. fruity, anisey aroma. flavours of raisins, toffee, sour apple and slight alcolhol. not bad.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a dark copper color with minimal head and minimal lacing. The aroma contains strong scents of fruits, like most Belgian ales with a slight undertone of alcohol. The taste is very sweet and the fruity taste is very apparent, but it is oddly somewhat sour. Not too sour, but just enough to be different. They do a good job of masking the alcohol in the taste. The mouthfeel is very pleasing as the fruits and sweetness is very clear. Drinkability is not so good on this one because it is so sweet and sour that I can't see myself enjoying more than one. Overall, a very good Belgian beer that I enjoyed profusely.