ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark cloudy amber, with a sweet, fruity nose. Fruit flavor mainly grape. I really liked this beer. I will definitely buy it again.
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2003
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep color. Fizzy head, mostly diminishing. Nice lace. yeast aroma was very displeasing for some reason. Can't pinpoint. Mediciny, funky, solvent. i don't know. Light fruity aroma underneath. In the mouth it seemed harsh. Ive had about 6 belgian ales over the past 2 weeks, which i loved. Something here is not right. i will re-rate at another date.
YogiBeera (2493) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Raisons, grapes and sweet plums in the nose. Big frothy, fast diminishing head. Amber color, soft carbonation. Light peppery taste, also apples and honey. Medium aftertaste. Pricks on the tongue. Round and balanced.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper-orange color, crisp white head on the edge. Spicy, fruity, warms the chest.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange body with a Belgium like off white head. Aroma is spicy, fruity with a strong nose of citrus. Taste is slightly spicy, sweet and quite fruity. A great strong ale with a bitter end.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared big 750ml bottle. Nice strong ale. Poured good. Nice malty taste and smell. Very easy drinking beer.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 19, 2003
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Heavily carbonated. Fabulous lacing. Dense marshmallow head. Aroma smells of musty, wet horse hair. I know this is a desired by product of this yeast strain, but I don't like that stank in my beer.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice canadian belgium style ale,somewhat fruity ,nice head with an almost orange hue .
Shag (2637) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2005 A dark orange appearance with a moderate head. The aroma is ginger and oranges and some other citrus fruits. A definite spice presence in the flavor but not overkill. I taste alot of apricot in this beer. The aftertaste is a bit sweet and the alcohol is well hidden. Pretty good stuff.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opens with a big ”pfffst” and prone to overflow. Muddy brown colour with an orange glow. Disappointing head. Malty and lightly acidic (oranges/grapefruits) aroma. Very nice fruity and spicy (cloves/coriander) flavour with a pleasant malty sweetness. Hides the alcohol well. The flavour is great but it is not “complete” enough to be a true top Belgian Strong Ale (I also noted a resemblance to weizenbocks).