theakston (64) - arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy pale gold with a small white head. Good hop aroma floral with sharp lemon tones. Taste is well balanced sweet and malty with earthy hop bitternes. Yeast aftertaste is quite complex, some sourness some fruit and some moderate funkiness. Quite an impressive beer for the strength.
jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy grey colour with a very large dense white head. An odd colour for the beer, but it still looked pretty nice! Smells of witbier: corn, wheat and coriander seed are all evident. Light-bodied; tastes of corn, citrus, wheat and a bit of hops. Palate filled with spices (cloves), yeast and hay. A pretty good white, definately one to try. Overall a better than average beer...I find it a bit wierd to be under the Belgian Ale category, but whatever it is...it's pretty good! I got my 11.2 ounce bottle from Lee & Edwards in Roanoke, Virginia purchased by good friend and fellow ratebeerian JonR888710.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A simple and straight-forward Belgian. Probably no great shakes at home, but better than average beer in the States. Cloudy, citrus and hops, with good carbonation Is this a wheat beer? Cloudy yellow appearance and citrus taste suggests that it is.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 Good stuff. Nice head with a lingering sweet and refreshing flavor. kind of sharp and sour towards the end. Wonderful drink, definately worth checking out.
bierkoning (12570) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Frothy head. Hoppy, grassy aroma with vanilla. Yeasty, hoppy, strangely enough refreshing beer. has some characteristics of a witbier, but has the hoppiness of a Crombe beer. Just a hint of tartness and grapefruit. Intriguing beer full of quality.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Again at the Dovetail. Pale cloudy yellow appearance, like weisse beer. Smooth fine head. Not all that as beers go. Herbal and citrus aroma/flavour.
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love that aroma! Lemony and biting, could it be...Lysol? Think happy thoughts. Cloudy yellow body rich in yeast sediment. Flavor is citrus, with a crisp, sour, lemon feel and biting carbonation and acid at the back of the tongue. A medley of sharp, lively citrus awaits the lucky suitor of this quality Belgian.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer poured a hazy gold color and formed a nice bubbly white head that coated the glass with lace as it subsided. Some carbonation is present. An aroma of hops, cirtrus, banana and cloves. A flavor of hops, sour apples and some citrus. The finish was a bit on the tart side. Not a bad beer, but the flavor threw me off a bit.
JorisPPattyn (9505) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(I can understand that this is exported under the name 'single'. But the age-old original name, dating already from the Verlinden brewery at Brasschaat is STIMULO)
Pale yellow. Thick white head, collapsing. Fresh, herbal, grassy nose, a bit hoppy. I cannot smell the maize (joke). Sharper, spicey taste. Hint of mustard seed? Fruity taste likesome exotic fruit: papaya, cactus-fig,... Rather well-bodied for such a light beer. Beautiful traditional ale.Was one of the first, and last, beers calling itself "Trappist", before this became reserved for the Trappist monasteries. I still think it has Trappist-quality.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a cloudy orange color with a medium head and some slight lacing on the glass. The aroma is very spicy and filled with citrus hints. The taste is very smooth for having such a strong aroma. The spices also come out in the taste. Not a bad beer, but very spicy.