ClarkVV (5135) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2004 2004 bottle (Parrish Cafe Boston). Pours a thick looking, moderately wavy/glucose-like yellowish/pale gold with some lighter oranges in there. Little to no head. Served in its own glass. Aroma has hints of candied yellow apples, sweet honey, light peach and nectarine notes and just tons of sugar. True to the aroma, this one is significantly sweet. After trying a bunch of peppery strong goldens, it’s a nice change, but quickly proves to be too much malt. The yeast is light but noticeably belgian. Good zing from the hops half way through, which dont seem to be out of style and then the finish which is floral, lightly sweet and very clean and surprisingly quick. Decent beer, too much fruity/sugary sweetness though, and gets a bit too thin on the end.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at the bukowski tavern. i assumed it was an attempt at a tripel, some candi in the aroma. tastes of white grape and brown sugar and metho. a bit thin and unsatisfying, hint of mint
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The nose is very fruity with notes of clove, cinnamon, and iron. The palate is full, fruity, yeasty, and very complex. Unfortunately, the palate is a little sweet; if the sugar were a bit a lower I would really like this beer. The flavors on the finish are typically Belgian in character. This beer is classified as an American Strong which it is not. This beer tastes like an Abbey Single.
OldGrowth (3102) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Julio’s. Good nose Clove, banana come to mind. Hazy yellowy orange color. Sediment slowly spread through beer like some kind of ghost. Bitter sweet spicy flavors. Clove, banana, grapefruit, honey, sugar all in there. Lite creamy body. Bitter finish. Sorta tasty, bitte Belgian. Couldn’t read date on bottle as it had smudged during printing. Makes me wish I had bought it when they had the 4 pack with glass.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at VT Brewers Fest - Pours a golden yellow with a good whitish head. Aroma is slightly sweet with a weisen clove/banana going on. Nice yeasty belgian-yeasty thing with some good hops in between. Finish is slighly sweet with the long belgian aftertaste. I like it!
DYCSoccer17 (3580) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vermont Brewers Fest. 3 oz sample. Yeastly, slight banana nose and some mustiness in there too. Sweet, interesting aroma. Transparent light copper color with a frothy white head. Sweet, banana, hints of brown sugar. This guy has a nice hoppy finish. Nice Belgian-inspired ale.
CapFlu (5047) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Mondial de la Bière 2004. Pours a medium, white, frothy head with a cloudy, light orange body. Mellow hops and melons in the nose and flavour. Good.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is dark goldent with a big white head. Scent is citrus and spice, while the taste is that as well. Slight hop aftertaste. A different offering.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tangerine, orange, yeasty-sour aromas. Deep golden coloured with white head that recedes to cover. Short-lived flavour - orange, malt. Long sweet after-taste. Decent malt body - medium. Somewhat still feeling despite high carbonation. Bottl (sampled at Mondial 2004).
Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Warm spiced aroma, nice bready aroma . Medium bodied, some earthy tone, light hop finish.