beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Very fruity spice aroma with orange and coriander. Taste is very citrusy fruity sweet at first then fades to a nice balance. Good spice in the finish. Overall a delicious belgian brew that is easily drinkable although not as complex as some of the style. Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Interesting redition of a Belgian Style ale, very dark for a "golden" ale and very rich and malty. sweet honey along with a hoppy bitterness makes this very tasty and satisfying, North Coast is an amazing brewery, fantastic! bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 20, 2004
bottled: deep golden yellow haze with whitey on top that whiffs away quickly. nose of yeast and bubblegum. mouth follows with some yeast , banana, crushed pepper. watermelon seed and a bit of old jack frost. not too bad. better then i thought it would be. Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - SEP 18, 2004
bottle. golden pour with minimal string of a head around the glass. earthy banana aroma. flavor banana and swet candy, with bitter soice notes that are overall a bit bland. finish is about the same as the initial taste, there is not much change in flavors. leaves an oily mouthfeel however that is not pleasant. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Bottle. Hazy deep gold with a quickly fading head. Nose is sour and a little floral. Has some taste of yeast, bread, black pepper, anise, grapefruit, white grape, and wheat. Finishes dry and clean. There is a slight alcohol twinge on the finish that is nice as well.
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Pours turbid dark gold. Aroma of malt, intense fruit, hops, candi sugar. Tastes malty, fruity, with candi sugar at mid-palate. Finishes semi-dry and fruity, with well hidden alcohol and a nice complexity. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Poured hazy yellow orange with a thick off white head with big bubbles...smells yeasty, sweet, floral, and a hit of citrus...tasted a little spicy and yeasty at first, then sweet and a touch bitter...crisp finish with a slightly sweet aftertaste...not a waste of money, but I only bought two bottles... bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy golden orange with a average-sized white head. Aroma of musty hay. Flavor of yeast, spices, and dried fruits. This one grew on me as it came to room temperature. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2004
certainly one of the better american attempts at a belgian ale. honeyed yeasty aroma, some peach and golden syrup flavour and pleasant yeast bite in the finish if perhaps still a tad too sweet frankR (149) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Aroma: Faint banana esters, grain, CO2, slight C2H5OH odor, yeast spice. Apperance: Translusent Golden brass, white filmy head, some specks. Flavor: spicy yeast, CO2, dried fruit, warm alcohol. Palate: slightly chewey, warm watery finish. Not bad, certainly better belgium ales out there to put it lightly.