CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Pours a lightly hazy golden with a thin white head. Sweet caramely bready Belgian yeast aroma has a touch of light fruity coriander spice. Starts semi-sweet and thick turning more dry and spiced toward the finish with some apple juice character. Reminiscent of a double wit, with more of a citrus yeasty profile. A decent Belgian strong, but could use some more balance between the spice and malt. Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
What a nice label, great start...
Poured a cloudy burnt orange color with a small head. Some lacing, nothing much here. Aroma of apricot and slight spice. Fruit forward in the taste. Nice tingly bubbles and medium mouthfeel. Very nice flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Glowing hazy apricot color with a creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel, belgian candy sugar, apricot and spice aroma. Nice sweet belgian candy sugar, apricot, honey, and floral flavors with some hops in the finish. Soft feel, nice tiny bubbles. loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Beautiful cloudy, glowing, orange color with a medium-sized off-white head. The aroma was full of spicy, floral, apricot, peach, and yeasty tones. The flavor was quite sweet up front with a big apricot and yeasty character and some hops bitterness in the aftertaste. The feel was soft and thick, with a tingling on the tongue...semi-wet finish. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Yellowish orange in color with a light head. Fruity aroma mix of dried fruit. Excellent. Very thick. full bodied. Warming beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Pours out of a bomber yellowish orange with a very light yellow head. Very fruiy aroma of mixed dried fruit. Flavor is malty thick with dried fruits and a touch of bandaid that fades. Very thick and smooth. Warming, decent, but maybe a little much for one person, yet great for three... Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2004
Bottle pours a crystal copper color with a small head and little lace. The aroma is very yeasty, with hints of apricot. The flavor is mostly bread like, some apricot notes, and rather dry with some faint hop bitterness. In addition, I'm not sure if this is hop related, but there is a lingering tobacco flavor that distracts. The palate is decent. Overall, a fairly average effort. 1more4dessert (336) - Upstate, New York, USA - APR 26, 2004
on tap at Elmer Sudd's, orange color, small head, a little on the sweet side with the peach/apricot nectar notes dominating. A good desert beer, but a little is enough jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2004
Clear golden body with a minimal white head. The aroma is sweet honey and yeast. The flavor is quite fruity and complex. The lingering aftertaste is that of honey dipped peaches. Full body with a lively carbonation. Pretty good stuff. Nuffield (4245) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2004
I had a bottle of this for Easter dinner, 2004--theologically appropriate, I think. Lovely golden-amber color, not much head, apparent stickiness as it swirls. Big beer, definitely. Bright aroma of sugar, honey, citrus, alcohol. Lots of malts in the flavors but just as much spiciness, apparently from a combination of the alcohol and hops. Plenty of fruitiness, especially at the colder temperatures, with the quality fading with the temperature. Hoppy bitterness in finish. Big flavors, attractive at times, and yet disconcerting.