skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2004
To truly evaluate North Coast, I should have a beer of a style that is high on my list - right? First off, it is hard to believe that this is a 7+% Belgian. There is just a certain thin factor that has its positives and negatives in this one. The positive is that this is a very refreshing and drinkable beer. The negative is that the bang for the buck isn’t there in terms of pure flavor. This is clealy to style, but no more interesting than a decent homebrew. The only distinctive I could pull out of it was a rosewater sweetness. humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Sweet, smooth and yeasty. Nice mellow hops and well hidden alcohol. Very fruity/apricot flavor. Peach colored and cloudy with ample head. Quite tasty and very authentic. grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2004
This was an interstng and suprising brew. Pors a nice deep golden color. Tons and I mean Tons of little yeast floaties. Nose is of candy sugar, rosemary, candy sugar and barley and yeast. Flavors are mainly of sugar. Not bad Not balanced but not bad at all
G-rat Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Pours hazy light orange with a thin off-white head. Spicy (pepper) aroma with pineapple juice and pear syrup. Flavor is pretty well developed with fruity notes (peach, pear and white grape), citrus, spice (plenty of yeast phenols), and sweet bread. Medium-bodied. Quite a bit going on but nothing stands out. jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Cloudy yellow/orange color with a medium sized head. Yeasty, banana-like
aroma. Nice pale malt flavor with a fruity
undertone. Dry finish.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2004
06.24.04 12oz Bottle. Cloudy, orangish-golden color; small, fleeting head, tons of floaties and bits in suspension. Fruity, corriander, spice, orange, floral nose. Very sweet, Orange Julius flavor. Light body, tart astringency, nice hop bite. Quite reminiscent of other North Coast beers in flavor and body. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Cloudy Orange Coloring. Good Head. Yeast. Fruit. Spice. A very good beer...but nothing distinctive. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Orange peel and cloves very present in the nose, like with many good belgian. I drank it out of a Trois Pistoles grappist glass, and couldn’t see through the wonderful clowded orange color. With a light behind it, it almost looks luminous. The mouthfeel is very smooth at first then comes to a crisp middle then ends with a leafy sweetness. From the three beers I’ve had from this brewery, I need to get my paws on some more. All three have been much better than expected. Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Sweet and complex, very much belgian in style...kind of an imitation Duvel. A good belgian ale, especially since it’s not from belgium. 0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2004
True to the style for flavor with strong clove presence, medium body, golden in color with a strong aroma. Palate was rather nice and a nice looking beer. Not my style, by any means though.