Cobra (1100) - - JUN 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Old Dominion 7th Annual Beer Festival, June 28, 2003. Poured out a deep golden yellow color. Aromas of dried fruit, mascerated cherries, candi sugar, and Belgian yeast. Bready, fruity, and slight hops aromas in this beer. Strong aromas of malts as well. Very rich, full bodied, and thick, chewy texture to the mouthfeel. Coats the tongue with a velvety smoothness. Almost a creamy texture to it as well. Belgian yeasts in the taste, along with bread flavors as well. Some banana & clove evident in the taste as well. A very rich, complex beer. Very malty and decadent. A really well made craft beer here.
guzzler67 (1576) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap. Very nice aroma of fruit and spice. Taste was yeasty and spicy, with the sweetness coming through on the back end. Smooth finish with a clean, slightly lingering, aftertaste.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden hue with little head and virtually no lacing. Medium to full-bodied. Beautiful fruity aroma, nints of grapefruit, honey, lemongrass, and minor spices. Sweet taste balanced by moderate alcohol levels and hops. Lingering sweetness on the palate. Creamy and soft mouthfeel, light alcoholic finish, a bit thin. Outstanding beer, highly recommended. One beer where looks are very deceiving.
Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hmmm. I had a very generous sample of this (approx. 6 oz.) but I couldn't be persuaded. It was just so light, pale yellow with a loose lager head. The flavor was rather disappointing, hitting some uncomfortable grain notes, perhaps wheat. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that the fruity notes many describe couldn't be picked up by my somewhat dulled palate (though I had this early in the beer festival). Nothing near what I think of as a Triple. (on tap, Pennsylvania Microbrewers Fest 2003)
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear straw color. Fruity, flowery, hoppy aroma. Even some grape bubblegum came out. Refreshing and spicy.
CapFlu (4858) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Golden coloured with bubbly, white head. Light and slight spice aroma. Smooth, don't taste 9.3% but fairly flavourless. Clean, smooth finish.
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dry bread flour on crusty crumbs...A citrusy shampoo perfume dominates this light body...Does not taste its strength and could be a very deceptive yet delectable summer evening brew...
r464 (2091) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2010 Strong and fruity, knocks you back afterwards. One to be wary of that despite the flavor, it packs quite a wallop.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
These guys definately know how to brew and this is a good one. Sweet and Fruity but not in an overpowering way. A little light going down definatley a summer brew . Hard to believe it's 9%
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp golden appearance with a sweet malty nose and some oak. Body is semi-robust with good yeast profile. Respectably smooth. A pretty good clone of a great Belgian style.