Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
crisp, light and fruity but the flavor drops off rapidly, improves as the bottle goes on
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thers a whole lot going on here was a excellent brewery to visit the beer was outstanding paired with there cheese and bread
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The waitress proceeded to struggle for five minutes before opening this beer, only to have the cork shoot off into the ceiling, and back down into the patrons pasta sitting behind me. I sighed and figured it would be useless to ask for the cork back now, so that i could sniff it. Oh yeah, the beer... spicy, drying taste, some citrus, very delicious.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very carbonated with a nice spicy flavor. Another excellent beer from Belgium
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lassewan (44) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice belg. With a topflavor. Great head and a real treat.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good solid Belgian golden-orange ale, with a nice creamy head and a lot of banana on the tongue.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange, full of dark yeasties. The yeasties settled into an abstract puddle on the bottom of the beer about halfway through. Taste was of typical, dry saisaon fruitiness....not bad.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 Herbal mists and banana rivers abound…Bready yeast upon spicy bark found…Summer dawns are so beautiful in this barn seen from the crispness of the haystack…
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Re-rate (10/03) AAHHHHHHHH! I finally found a bottle that wasn't skunked. I can appreciate it for what it is for the first time. Hazy orange/amber colour, big white frothy head. Sweet powdery aroma of peppery spices, hobey a bit of citrus fruits and a woody hint. The malts come out at first, the beer then goes to a fruity profile with a hint of sweetness, some peppery notes and back to a big dry finish.
Original:Hazy honey-like color with an atomic mushroom head. The first aroma to come out is skunk and it stays for a while. The damn SAQ's just don't understand that it's not a good idea to store their beers next to a window. After a couple of minutes, I'm able to smell some spicy lemon, yeast and a bit of alcohol. This beer has some complex herbal flavours but,unfortunately, the skunk flavor is omnipresent. I can see the potential of this beer but I've never been able to buy one that wasn't skunked.