SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For a belgian, its not all that bad. Clear golden with white long lasting head. The nose is predominantly yeast iwht the nose. Orange peal too. The taste is mostly yeast. I just dont like belgians.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep gold with a good creamy head. Very nice lacing for a beer so young. Aromas of fresh mangos, vanilla, and ripe bananas. Very fruity with lots of esters. A little too much phenolic flavors as well. Very tasty for such a youn belgian style but I’m sure itwill only get better.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber body with off-white frothy head. Aroma has touches of yeast, citrus, and a pinch of smoke. A little oily in the mouth. Flavor has some citrus and some sweetness. Missed the 02.02.02 and 03.03.03 but will start saving a bottle a year. If I make it to 12.12.12.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal clear light golden color with a medium head of tiny bubbles. Aroma of a Hefeweizen. Hints of banana & clove and leaves you with a clean palate.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Art of Beer Festival 2004: Has a light golden color moderate carbonation and a little white head. Smell is of fruit/hops. Taste is of bananas/spice/cloves and has a light hop finish. Overall a pretty good beer, but nothing special.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a yellow/gold with minimal head. Hoppy aroma that led to a flowery mouthfeel. Some malt hides in the background but now quite enough for a good balance. Finishes with citrus flavors flowing through your mouth.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden color. Aroma is a potent mix of ginger, cloves and assorted fruits. Semi-strong Abv. Very sweet, ginger is overbearing at least that’s what I’m tasting. The flavor reminds me of a mandarin hefe, in which I’m not to fond of. Dry, spicy hops dominate the finish. Not one of their best offerings. Will have it again when I have an upset stomach.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 Pours a medium gold; quickly disapating white head. Distinct Stone hoppiness in the nose; tastes of strong hops and light malt. A good offering from Stone, but not one of their best. A good beer, but not great.
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden, with an aroma lemon and cloves.
More fullbodied than I expected, with citrus, malt and banana tastes.
Seems more like a weizen than a belgian strong.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden hue to this ale. Banana and clove are the primary tastes to me. Not really tasting any lime, but I do note the weizen aspect. Not the most well-rounded belgian I’ve had, but a nice, refreshing effort