iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy reddish brown with little head. Aromas of spices, a little citrus, and some sour yeast. Medium bodied. Citrus and spicey falavour. Not bad
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beige head that lingers nicely and leaves nice lacy streaks as it bubbles away from the glass after a swirl. Cloudy, bubbly deep orange colour with an unknown (to me) but interesting aroma. I liked the way it seemed to both clean and coat my tongue - odd I realize. Overall I enjoyed it but won't go out of my way to have this when I'm craving a Belgian Ale.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Absolutely no head and no carbonation really. It is a dark orange/red color not to far off a bloody mary. Very yeasty aroma with a touch of spiciness. The flavor is yeasty also, with some spice and sourness as well. The mouthfeel is really weird with so little an amount of carbonation. Not all that impressive, although I'm guessing this bottle isn't an ideal sample.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy brown colour with a red tint. Thin and quickly diminishing off-white head. Yeast and dark bread aroma, with slight citrus notes. Candyish and sugary sweet flavours, finishing tangy and citric plus a faint dry alcohol bitterness. Medium bodied and dry with an astringent finish.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this. Veyr citrusy. Yellow in color. Some coriander in the flavor. Very complex. Good beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange yellow with floaties and flat. Citrus aroma. slight corriander. Starts sweet, goes slightly sour. Orange and corriander present in the flavor. Complex, but I wonder if this is the way it was intended?
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very hazy, ruby intertwined with gold ale. No head. Lots of dark floaties.
This bottle was definitely "off". I don't mind an infection "problem" if it actually improves the beer. This bug didn't.
The aroma is the ale's greatest feature. Great, complex notes of
latex, red wine/port, caramel and overripe grapefruit.
The flavor is tart with notes of lemon, lime and grapefruit juice. The alcohol, yeast and hops balance-out the beer completely. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and almost no carbonation. Very long, martini-like, bone-dry finish.
An interesting and odd one this is.
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight hazy dark red amber body is topped by a big beige head that leaves a still substantial head as it dissipates. Sweet malty brown sugar aroma, as well as hints of what I assume to be chicory give way to a nose dominated by alcohol as I swirl the glass. Sweet fruity malt flavour as suggested by the aroma teases in a pleasant current on the tongue only to be replaced by a strong alcohol sometimes in alternate mouthfulls. Label was different in a creepy possibly censored evil-Disney kind of way and read Cochonnette.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy rust brown. Generous beige head. Very sweet, green apple bubble gum & brown sugar aroma w/ some spicy notes. Full-bodied. Fruity (green apple, cherry), malty (dark bread, cake) & sweet (sugar cane) flavour w/ a vinous, brandy-ish character. Also some unbalanced notes of alcohol.
BillPierce (22) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2003 This beer is available during the holiday season at the Ontario provincial liquor stores. It pours with a cream-coloured head on a cloudy amber base and has a pleasant aroma. The flavor is malty sweet and underattenuated, with caramel notes. It has some alcohol warmth and there is only a little bittering to balance the malt. The finish has some sherry-like signs of oxidation along with a winey sourness. It's an odd beer, not entirely unpleasant but neither is it the perfect marriage of elements that characterize the best Belgian strong ales. However, those who like sweet port may be fond of it.