Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice color, with a beatifully thick head. Great depth of flavor.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice malt and hop aroma. Pours a nice copper with a decent head that sticks. Not much body to the palate. Not watery but not very full. Pretty good brew.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 18, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looked cool, big head, but am I missing something here? It had very little distinguishing smell or flavor. I had no idea what style this was until looking it up on here just now. I have no idea how they fit 8% alcohol into something so watery. Unibroue 10 and La Fin Du Monde are much better choices from this brewery.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice apple flavor, highly drinkable
Francky66699 (1) - Laval, Quebec, USA - JUL 14, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
So good beer! I am so proud to be Québécois only for this beer!
Ernest (6544) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 Bottle.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), lightly to moderately yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of clove, gum, orange peel, and alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
A decent Belgian amber ale...nice cowebby yeast and other aromas. The drinking experience isn’t as satisfying, though...rather watery and the finish is a bit short and almost goes all the way to bland territory. If this were a bit more rich it could get into the upper 3s.
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber-brownish colour, misty; frothy head, that reduces quickly. Warm aroma, malty, cookies, alcohol. Good body, powerful, a lot malty, alcoholic, sweet in the front, more balanced then; nuts. Ordinary palate, with sweet notes, lacking some hop character and bitterness.
beermad (5) - USA - JUL 9, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma and palate don’t do the greatness of this beer justice. This is an incredible example of the stlye... perfect for any really cold/snowy day.
jsquire (3679) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured out of the bottle with a wonderful citrus, spice aroma and a frothy white head that lasted throughout the glass. There are very complex malt flavors with strong fruity, spicey tones. This is a very warming beer and the 8% sneaks up on you. A very good beer.
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Cloudy orange-brown with a light tan head. Yeasty nose with figs, nutmeg, dust, caramel, toffeeish malt, rye bread, pear, raisin. Full body, rich & spicy. Lots of warming alcohol, dark fruits and malt. The yeastines obscures the flavours much more than the aroma to the point where the finish is almost simple alcoohol and sweet fruits.