fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared. Some head on this orangish gold pour. Aromas of sweet sugar and fruit. Flavors had some spice and touches of tartness. Bready finish. Pretty good.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is cloudy yellow with floaties and no head...smell is musty and sweet with hints of yeast and rotted cork...taste is dying with some sweetness and dark and light fruits, but bordering on lifeless...finish is quick and disappointing...
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Shadey for this one. Yeasty and fruity. A little grape. Spicy and funky with fruit and alcohol. Plums, clay, pineapple. Not bad.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hazy yellow with some particulate. No head. Sweet nose. Big hit of sweet- too much. Some pineapple. Not very effervescent.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A golden brew pours forth from this bottle into the glass, but leaves a mess of odd flecks and floaties, and this is forgiven by the beauty of the snow-white cap of creamy foam above.
Aroma, fresh, airy, and sugary-sweet, with minor sour notes. hidden underneath.
Taste: sweetness right from the start, married well with a nice, fruity character, peachy, citric, lemony and orangeish, very smooth and creamy, soft and light, candyish in the sugar-like quotient, very pleasant, tasty, easy to quaff.
Body is light,to medium, and the finish is nice and soft and sweet. Label speaks of an "abundance of malt in the palate" and "mildly hopped"...finally, truth in advertising!
This is nice, with tiny tart notes jumping in to joust with the sweet, a nice easy to swallow, despite the 8% ABV, Belgian-style Dutch ale.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. yeasty and pear aroma. golden body looks almost like apple juice. pear and various fruit flavour. light body.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - APR 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark yrllow with some orange color and a light fizz to it. aroma is yeasty, raisin, and musty cork. flavors are earthy, dark and dusty with a dry chocolate and yeast finish
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange. Big white head. Lots of fruit in the aroma. Still good after all these years. Some funk. I will go back and get those last two bottles.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light yellow color with a white head. Aroma is spicy, wheaty, and some hops. Flavor is malty, wheaty, spicy, some honey, and a light bitter finish.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber gold pour with a large white ehad that cut in half quickly. Nice lacing. Lots of citrus in the nose; bitter orange and lemons. Some coriander and floral hops. Malty flavors with orange and lemons. Sour apples. Hops are bitter and floral. Warm alcohol. Tangy palate, full bodied and a bitter finish with alcohol