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RATINGS: 963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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So simple in its creation, so magnificent in its maturity, this wonderful ale begins with Nature's most humble offerings, water, malted grains and hops. Our soulful yeast breathes life and depth into each brew. The steady hand of time orchestrates this alchemy into the splendid ale before you. Cheers!


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2004
i hunted this one down, desperate for a taste and was not disappointed in the least. it was fizzy, it was fruity, it was fabulous. it boasts a full body like a woman with child. the hops bite your tongue delightfully, playfully, even. it’s boozy. there’s no halfway with this brew, every piece of it has been conceived with full-out force and it shows. i suppose it goes without saying that i loved it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
Amber color, bright; poor head. Nice malty aroma, with some fruitness. Quite good taste, malty in the beginning, too much alcohol feeling, cork, fruits (oranges…). Powerful, drinkable, but missing any elegance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 4, 2004
OK though fast disappearing head on an amber colored body. Sweet fruity aroma with notes of oranges, apricot, nut/caramel and some alcohol. Flavor is yeast, hay and fruit specially oranges. Lots of CO2.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2004
Amber coloured. Aroma of apples, other fruits and yeast. Fruity, sweet and slightly alcoholic flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34376) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2004
An amber beer with a small disappearing head. The aroma is malty with distinct notes of hops, alcohol, and cowberries. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of cowberries and a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2004
Appearance: gorgeous ruby/ garnet hue, and a short-lived white head. Aroma: fruit and magic, liquor and glory, sweetness and divinity, happiness, deliriousness, syrupy, sexy, and altogether unworldly! Angelic! Taste: good, tingly, tasty hops, thick, luscious, lasting malt....mmmm, tasty...Big fruit, big flavor...12%, I didn't feel it at all!...THUD! No, it's not tasted, but it does it's damage! (The poweful booze, I mean) This was a magnificent ale, that I downed too quickly, and could've benefited from more time to mature, and perhaps the right conditions to consume it, but it was damned good,right here, right now!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2004
Thanks to slikwily for the trade. Orange with a big white head. Great aroma of apple, pear, cherry, pepper. Fat mouthfeel. Fruit flavors mingle with musty, earthy, wet stone flavors, as well as some alcohol flavors. Extremely smooth, but very filling.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2004
(Bottled on March/11/2003) (Tasted on March/11/2004) After sampling this beer shortly after release I felt the beer was overly sweet and under carbonated, so I thought letting a year go by would do the beer just fine. However, the beer is still cloying and low on the carbon dioxide. First off the beer had virtually zero head and the nose and palate suggested the beginnings of oxidation. Victory missed the mark on this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Amber bronze color with a little white head and some lacing. The aroma has the detectable sweetness in it, honey and apples with some hop notes coming through; the alcohol is THERE. The flavor is well balanced, alcohol hidden more than I'd presume. Some tastes of sugar and a tail of bitterness with some creamyness. This is a good belgian for simplicity but lacks some of the dark complexities I desire.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2004
A very nice pour of amber with hints of ruby throughout. Small head that dissapated quickly leaving a slight film behind. Sparse and spotty lacing as well. Coriander, bread, yeast, citrus hops and floral hops are the forerunners in the aromas. Banana and coriander come out strong in the flavor. Hops, again both citrus and floral rear their head. Maybe lemons as well. Medium bodied and a syrupy palate. Finishes with a spicy touch along with alcohol.


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