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 thatís what Iím tasting. The flavor reminds me of a mandarin hefe, in which Iím 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 (1749) - 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 Iíve had, but a nice, refreshing effort
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sparkling golden ale, frothy white head. Nose of banana, lemongrass, clove, bread dough, with a hint of pepper. Rich and sweet with a decent shot of citrus on the back end to try and balance. Never quite makes it with sweet malty notes winning out by just a bit. Full- bodied, super soft carbonation, spicy, dry, limeless finish. Good stuff, worth a try, but certainly not a Stone best effort.
hopscotch (10427) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear, light golden ale with a very small, creamy, white head. Spicy aroma with notes of lemon, banana, bubble gum, coriander and nutmeg. The flavor is very decently balanced despite the incredibly rich malt. Tangy and sweet. Full-bodied with a very oily mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. Dry, spicy finish. I get no lime out of this beer in any way, shape or form. I hate lime anyway.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden in color with a small white ehad. Earthy,fruity aroma.Bready,yeasty,malty and sweet.
Panzuriel (1627) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good Apple Juice amber color with a nice foam. Some fruit hints in the nose. Strongly tangy. Crisp and fruity. Nice texture. Decent bitters on the aftertaste.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear gold with a creamy head. Nose is fruity, some sugars and lots of yeast. Interesting flavor, fruity and vaguely citric, loads of yeasts, some candy sugars, and a very odd set of spices. Quite nice.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is of hay, grapes, and other fruit. Flavor is of a light wheat and hay, bananas, some spice - cloves mostly, and something that changes between cotton candy, caramel and lime (wierd but great). The palate is very creamy yet the body is light to medium making it incredibly drinkable, damn near quaffable which can be dangerous at this ABV. Wheat and spice and everything nice would some up this one.