JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Hoppy nose is not exactly like the hoppy noses that I'm used to from Goose Island ales, it's more hay and grassy-like than the flowery soft citrus aromas that they are known for. Very interesting sample that had a biting bit of alcohol eveident (even at only 5.7%). Green apple and pear in the sweet aftertaste. Strange but good. MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 From the beautiful glowing amber rises citrusy and peachy fruitiness...Balanced spicy hops support a dusty, lightly wild finish...Mustiness evolves into a comfortable aftertaste, creating a very classy Belgian-style Ale... Jokes (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2003
Billed as a Belgian Golden Ale, I found this to be quite enjoyable. The aroma contained a nice balance of dry grain malt and hop bitterness. The flavor was slightly sweet with apple, white grape, maybe a touch of sugar, and then a nice bitter hop balance in the finish. This is probably better than the 1800 Demolition and well worth trying.