JMerritt (1856) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden in color, moderately bubbly, with a miniscule head that dropped quickly. Aroma was rather bland: only slight hints of citrus and alcohol. Flavor is not very complex: pretty basic citrusy and yeasty flavor. However, it did hide the alcohol rather well, and finished spicy and malty. Although not a spectacular beer, it is definitely worth a taste.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good but not great. A little on the hot side for me, as are most if not all of the Huyghe beers. Not my favorite brewery.
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice sour/fruity aroma...color is golden with a thin head, some nice lacing left behind though. flavor is quite fruity, but has a woody/earthy notes to it. just didnt think this had the complexity of other examples of the style.
hopscotch (9844) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer rocks.
Great aroma. Heavy, rich malty smell, blended with grapefruit, cinamon, chardonnay (sp?), banana and alcohol.
Hazy, dark golden color. Small, creamy white head with excellent lacing. Mostly lasting.
The flavor is of malt, fresh plum and clover honey minus the sickening sweetness.
Medium bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Very fizzy. Long, dry finish. Excellent belgian ale. The high ABV is mostly disguised. I actually like this more than the dubbel. A must try.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
the aroma is spicy, yeasty and malty with a hint of oranges. the flavor on this golden orange brew is orangey and spicy with a woody dry hoppy finish.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium gold color, large head, fruity nose. Very malty and sweet, some hop bite. Full flavor, complex taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is malty and crisp
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange with lots of yeast flocculation going on! I should have perhaps decanted this one. Aroma is a very mixed bag while it is pleasant overall, there is just a hint of some spoiled (lets say overripe) fruity notes that slightly diminish this beer’s nose. Yeast is huge in both aroma and taste along with some nice tartness. It tastes better than it smells. The 9% is almost totally hidden in the sweetness - which is not to say it’s anywhere near cloying because it’s not. A very nice tripel.
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful clear golden color, topped by a quickly diminishing white head. Fruity spicy Belgian yeasty aroma. Flavor is sweet, almost bubblegum, but not cloying. Spicy too, with only a hint of alcohol. Licorice in the aftertaste. Quite a nice beer.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy medium gold under yellowish beige, medium size, short lasting head. Startlingly big bubblegum, fruity and and honey aromatic hit fading quickly to a bready dough yeast and faint wood alcohol. Honey, fruit and sweet caramel malt balanced by plenty of bitter to make things interesting. End and finish are slightly soft and sweetish. Alcohol well masked but not all that memorable.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hint of citrus in the aroma. Citrus comes through in the body and balances the alcohol well. Finishes a little dry. Each sip leaves you feeling like the show is over, but nothing got concluded.