jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark caramel color with a fluffy mocha colored head. Aromas of coffee, nuts and chocolate. Flavor of toffee with a subtle bitter finish. Full bodied with a hint of Belgian candy sugar. A real treat.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark oarnge with fat,dense,tighly beaded,head.Fresh and lively aromas(perfumey hops,lemon rind,corriander).Palate is spritzy and well rounded.Hoppy,toasty,spicy(lightly),flavor with a dry fruity finish.Somewhat sweet as well.This is the third time I have had this and it gets better every time.
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 28, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Terrific Belgian-style ale from this up and coming brewery. Good strong head, off-white/gold color. Very floral and fruity nose and initial taste; slightly bitter but sweet mouth feel and finish. Worth tracking down each spring!
earendil (3) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
beautiful dark-golden color, fruity boquet spiked with coriander, and a great subtle malt flavour rounded out with coriander and the yeast esters.
Reserve66 (2) - PORTLAND, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As described, beer has a dark orange hue with a balanced Belgian malty taste. Highly recommended.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: very perfumy, floral, and slightly fruity; also, some carmel malts and ginger
Appearance: carmel brown, small white head, some lacing
Flavor: hops, some carmel malts, flowers or grass (something sweet), ginger, and misc. spices
Palate: very dry, sweet hoppy aftertaste, very smooth
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 Lots of fruitiness in this one. Lots of different spices but not spicy overall. The tropical-ness does really shine, kind of a hawaiian essence to it.
9-22-07; Rating the new batch - This is a great ale. Belgian in name, its really like a South Pacific take on its namesake, veery rich and malty. Sweet and flavorful with a great lingering bite. One of my first craft-brews remains one of my all-time favorites. Kudos.
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle compliments of glkaiser. beautiful colored body. brown, orange and golden in light with thin creamy head. big malty aroma, some citrus, banana and spice.
full mouth. lively carbonation. peach fuzz, flowers, a little fig, subtle spice, rich smooth malts. very slight bitterness in the finish. A very different brew. great job with this beer.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazed orange tan with a filmy gray head. smells like soap citrus melon and gum. minty bubbliciousflavor. unique light citrus lemon flavor lingers in the finish. melon flavor works well with the yeast notes. i like this. slight orange notes are very enjoyable.
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Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Body-hazy copper brown with a medium ring of bubbles and a film of bubbles. Nose-unsweet apple juice, light hops, lemon. Taste-sharp, medium alcohol, light watered down citric juice, unrefined brown sugar, slightly sweet, clean Belgian yeast, not a lot of off flavors, alcohol really comes out on the back end, light slat, pineapple. Very well done, very well made. An excellent beer that really hits home with me.