BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
While I truly appreciate what American's are doing with beer, reaching for a Belgian like this still makes me the happiest. Cornucopia of fruit - peaches, apples, bananas, pears... Floral, but ever so lightly. Clove and pepper spiciness. Honey kissed - just like the color. Sweetness comes like it's from naturally ripened fruit. Very light and airy.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear peach color with a frothy white head. Strong clove aroma with a hint of pepper. Very sweet clove flavor, with caramel and a peppery bite to it. Very tingly feel, slightly dry finish.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pure, clear, deep golden color with a large, frothy white head. The aroma was full of clove, bubblegum, sugar, pepper, and other spices. The flavor was very sweet, very spicy with a strong coriander aftertaste. The feel was rather bubbly, slightly thick with a medium dry finish.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color,medium sized white head that lasted for a decent amount of time then faded to a small lace.The aroma was citrusy and floral with maybe a spicy note to it.The flavor was fantastic,nicely fruity with a decent malt side light caramel and spicy with some sweet and light sour notes coming on as the brew warms.The finish is and fruity.Very nice brew with that manages to stya fairly well balanced and flavorful with the alcohol being there but not in a over powering amount.Well worth trying again.
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2004 creamy, mellow, fantastic sweetness, pleasantly soft "jump" of leathery, uhm. exotic spice, and sour berry buried within bitterness. i obviously need to drown my nose and tongue in this to figure it all out. UPDATE 8/31/04: again, i need to try it again. so soft and delicious. lively spiced mouthful of cremey bittersweetness. honey citrus pie.
Trogdor (195) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 Small white head that leaves excellent lacework all the way down the glass. Complex spice and fruit aromas. Sweet caramel maltiness with complex spice undertones, warming from the alcohol, a fantastic beer that i highly recommend.
The Etruscan (490) - Tuscany, ITALY - DEC 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
White weak small head. Deep golden slightly cloudy color. Aroma is fruity (apricots) with a few orange and spicy notes. Flavor is initially moderately sweet with coriander tones, turning in a strong fruity taste preparing a sweet finish. Medium bodied.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2005 (Bottle) Pours a hazy maze color with a impressive thick white head, which had great staying power. Has flavors of citrus, carmel, and floral.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow this started off with a banh, the cork shot off before I could even get the wire hood off. Slight foam in the neck of bottle. Poured slightly cloudy, due to carbonation pop and settled with a nice white dense head. Aroma was yeasty and phenolic with hints of citrus, must and apricots. The taste is sweet/vinous that leads to caramel notes and aromatic malts. Spicy at first, but seems to meld into a more bready and floral flavor. Great beer with pasta (I had some Pasta a la Carabonara and it went nicely!!) I would buy again...
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle pours a crystal clear amber color with a real nice head and quite a bit of lace. the aroma is citrus rind, ripe cheese, and bread. The flavor is sweet honey and sour lemon, wheat, caramel, musty, and spicy. As it warms, it starts to show it bit of the ripe cheese in the flavor. The palate is medium rich and almost spritzy. Overall, this beer is complex and not to be approached lightly.