ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of wheat and spice, vanilla comes out as brew warms. Pours a clear coper with amber highlights. The large off-white fizzy head is mostly lasting with fair lacing. The flavor is balanced but not particularly deep, and just a tad sweet. The medium dry body is fizzy with a very dry finish. Nothing outstanding about this one, but I would drink again.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2003 Pours a murky amber. Nice aroma: malt and dark fruit with spices and yeast. Mellow fruit flavors with yeast and malt. The spicy blend lingers in the aftertaste.
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy red color with a big head. Yeast aroma. Flavor is sweet, tart, fruity, spicy and yeast. Dry and sour finish.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
alcohol, yeast, and sweetness abound in the nose. the golden red body holds up a head that is comprised of huge bubbles that dissipate fairly quickly thanks to the high alcohol. the flavor has lots of fruits and lots of alcohol in it with a little bit of a yeast bite in the end.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber color with a voluminous light tan head. Ton of fruit blended with orange zest, coriander and white pepper. Dry honey finish. that lingers. Warming and pleasant.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich copper colored, huge coarse head on pour. Noticibly malty, high ABV covered reasonably well. Touch of bitterness. Good ale overall, however I preferred the sweet, golden La Fin Du Monde. For some reason I am amused by the concept of a flying canoe.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spice and apple in the aroma. Nice white head, good carbonation, appearance looks a lot like cloudy apple juice. Malty, spicy, and a hint of fruitiness in the flavor. ABV is not noticeable.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer poured a copper amber color and formed a white bubbly head that left trace lace. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, caramel and spices. A flavor of malt, caramel, citrus and some spice. The finish is a touch sweet, yet astrigent. A nice Belgian.
Frank (3222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2003 Gorgeous orange/red/brown color. Immense amounts of tiny bubbles and a slight haze make it nearly opaque. Not surprisingly, the head is a perfect half-inch and is fluffy and beautiful with staying power and sheets of lace akin to a nitro-can brew. Sourdough and yeast in the aroma with a hint of banana. Some spice up front. Creamy mouthfeel is complemented by the fine carbonation. Sweetly malty with some apple tartness. Has a definite wheat character. Yeast is a also apparent. Hops come alive as the beer warms, adding a pleasant bitterness and some citrus flavors as well. Somewhat short but clean finish. I enjoyed this down to the final remaining drop in my chalice.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a wonderful example of a Belgian style ale. Very similar to Chimay Red and almost tastes like a cross between the Red and the Blue.