Nuffield (3835) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What a treat to try this--thanks fly. Deep amber/orange with a big head. Hairspray aroma and effect, hints of bubblegum and the delicate spices, which come out more in the flavor. I'm uneasy with the flavors, however. It gets better with the time you spend drinking it.
Andrew196 (1104) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma was very "belgium" grapes, yeast, etc. Orange, yellow, with some pink in the color, avg head. Very spicy, but not as complex as I was expecting...this beer would be much better around this time next year.
joet (2385) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks a bunch to fly for bringing this over! It's got a nice sparkle, Bubble gum, grains of paradise?, heavy clove, big punishing hops. I hope this ages well, I know the hops will mellow but with the spice? Bristly feel and feeling -- these hops against the mellow Belgian yeastyness.
fly (1431) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity, spicey/spiced, sweet, and VERY light for my expectations. While having a nice flavor and fair balance I had a hard time getting over what I perceived as being a light character which made me wonder exactly how well this would cellar. Would the spicyness subside or would they increase in relation to the light body? Maybe this whole light thing is just a complete misinterpretation on my part. All in all a decent beer - and THE BIGGEST PART OF IT- krisbierjaeger - thank you SO much.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2003 Bottle: Reddish and clear with a nice head. Too close to some of their others to be too "special" in my opinion. What an incredibly tough job, though, to make a beer that stands out above their regulars! Would be a terrific addition to nearly any other brewery's stable.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
another good beer from stone. as with most american belgain style beers, it's not overly subtle, but that worked well. The hops mixed well with the belgain citrus flavors. Glad we waited for it to age a little and i'm sure it will continue to improve.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fascinating beer that clearly would get better with age. A dobbelbock gone insane.
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I hate Belgian style beers and was kind of worried about this one after reading the description. However this didn't taste like a Belgian beer to me. When it poured from the bottle with it's think head and dark brown color, it was one of the most beautiful beers I have ever seen. This ale had a nice malty taste and the alcohol was masked very well. If it wasn't so expensive ($10 per 22 oz. bottle) I would buy it again. Is it good, YES. Is it worth $10 a bottle, NO.
PhillyBeer2112 (2641) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well I couldn't wait around until 2012 to sample this, but I think I'd like to give it a shot, this could age nicely. Nevertheless, its ready to drink now! Garnet brown with medium head and strong carbonation. Funky aroma with smoky and chili notes, some toffeeish malts, various herbal qualities, possible fruit (apricot). Surprisingly dry presentation with a mild sweetness up front and a long dry finish with lingering spicy bitterness. Some bubblegum notes appear in the nose and mouth. Soft mouthfeel. I definitely agree with the commercial description, its a dubbel gone wild, look for it on DVD.
TheBeerGod (5569) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown body with an almost non existant head. Spicy nose with a hint of yeast and oatmeal cookies. Medium, spicy body with lots happening on the tongue. Definite sweetness towards the finish and a slightly spicy to bitter end. Great beer.