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Enchanting and enlightening, this golden, frothy ale boasts an intriguing herbal aroma, warming alcohol esters on the tongue and light, but firm body to finish. Exotic spices add subtle notes to both the aroma and flavor. Strong, sensual and satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2002
Yeast, spices and citrus aroma. Golden, full head. Bready, grapefruit and coriander? Great mouthfeel, tongue tingle. Dry, warming finish. A very good Belgian Strong.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4766) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2002
I’ve had a six pack of this sitting around the house for weeks. When I first tasted it, I thought it was vile. But, after the third attempt (the pack cost me 12 bucks, I wasn’t going to waste it), I found it to be one of the tastier new beers I’ve tried in quite some time. It’s certainly an acquired taste, but one worth acquiring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2200) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2002
Gold colour, the alcohol warms your whole body, quite strong. Some sweetness (honey), quite complex. Fruit aromas come out as this warms. This is one great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - SEP 21, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2003 Big head that does not last very long. Sweet and spicy beginings with a slight hoppy bitterness aserting itself from the middle to the end. The sweetness and spiciness lingers. The ABV is very well masked by the flavor, you can feel the warmth in your belly and your head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2003 Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a small white head that rapidly dissipates. Thousands of yeast particles can be seen floating through the beer. Good, strong aroma of malts and spices. Medium bodied with a wonderful spicy sweetness to the flavor and a fruity finish. Alcohol is well hidden. One of the best American Belgian style ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2002
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 rerate: 4/26/06 - orignal 9/11/02: by far the sweetest belgian that i’ve had. on first taste i thought it was almost a fruit beer. Wonderful flavor with a great constistence. Something i’ll definatly have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2002
pear like fruitiness, caramel, spice. an incredible load of flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Great American version of a Belgian ale. Pours golden with a shade of brown in it and becomes hazy when the sediment is added. Aroma somewhat floral but with generous spices and citrus fruits as well. Smooth aftertaste and finishes well. Overall, this is recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2002
A pleasing American ’Belgian’. It looks rather poor, being urine yellow and having no head at all. The aroma hinted of citrus and hops. The first taste confirmed this. There was a strong lemony taste that washed over my tongue. Rather good but reminded me more of a Belgian White than a Belgian Strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Having a April 2002... lot of spice, citrus, somewhat tart with a little sweetness. Watch for the new V10, coming soon!

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