Hansen (8587) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2004
Dark orange colour, medium head. Lots of flagelates in this brew, looks spooky. Hard to rate, taste good and has some badness. I think the overdose of hops/bitternes is confusing me. pivo (2685) - GERMANY - SEP 26, 2004
I’m a fan of this brewer and this was consistent with their fine brews. Wonderful pleasant and not overpowering dusty, yeasty nose. Clear deep gold color and foamy head. Smooth, creamy malt with an orange background - coriander. Grassy tones and texture witha drying hop bitterness - what I generall like in a beer. Wanted some more malt body or even fruit taste up front to counter this, but I’ll take it. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2004
Sampled in celebration of my summitting the 3900m Ala-Kol pass. Hazy dull tan colour. Sweaty, bready aroma with lemon, lime and bubblegum. Palate is slightly watery, quite yeasty with lemon, banana, perfume. Straightforward Belgian session ale - perhaps a bit too yeasty for my tastes. YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Belgianbeerweekend, Brussels 2004: Golden color, small head, leaving laces on the glass. Sour nose with fruity incling. Metallic pine taste with a nice hppy finish. diabel (1706) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2004
At Belgianbeerweekend, Brussels Creamy, off-white large head. Excellent lace. Murky, orange body. Moderately bitter initial flavour, but what a heavlily bitter finish. I like it. Medium bodied and an average carbonation.
JorisPPattyn (9929) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2004
Orange-gold beer, very carbonated to irregular, slightly cream-coloured head. Great fruity nose - like mandarine peels, general impression as Mandarine Napoléon, but without the alcohol attack. Citrussy and spicey taste, grains of Paradise, Laosroot, touch of ginger, Curaçao peel. If there’s coriander, it remains hidden. Retronasal, there’s a bit phenolic flavour. Medium-bodied, bit dry-out effect, slightly slick. Very nicely spiced beer, no spice overreaching itself: excellent balance. Lunkie (1926) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
Smooth feel fizzy like eating sherbert. Not inspiring. Wuld only want one glass of this one. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2004
The beer after its checking out of the 330ml brown bottle pours a foggy yellow-orange color with a modest bright white head that vanishes rather quickly, the texture creamy and the lace forms a glutinous sheet that sticks to the glass. Nose is tart with a hint of yeast and a nice malt tone at the back, crisp and fresh to the senses, start is sweet and the malt pleasant with the top light. Finish is ferine in its acidity, the hops spicy and the aftertaste sour and quite dry, a drinkable beer.
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Mild sweet Belgian ale aroma, light grains, honey, sugar. Mild hops. Pretty weak, though. Muted orange-amber clear (before dregs) with thin foamy lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation, slight carbonic burn. Starts with decent sweetness, but not overpowering. No acidity, and balanced well with a dry bitterness. Hay, dust, yeast. Finish is a bit watery, with medium bitterness. After is light bitter clean, with chalky yeast residue. A bit peppery. fiulijn (20427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2004
Hazy golden color. Balanced Belgian Ale, well brewed, everything is in the average, with a quite evident spicy character; ends quite dry.