MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Nice dark redish brown hue with a creamy foam head on top. The aroma is bready sweetness with cherries and candy sugar as well. Palate is a slight bit crisp, and the rest very smooth. Flavor is rather respectable, but nothing amazing. Damn good value at only $4.50 however. openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2005
A wonderful brew. Beautiful dark amber color. Smell has a bouquet of scents in it: something lemony, something sweet, and even something floral almost. Wonderful hop taste up front with a smooth finish. Hard to believe such a high alcohol % from something so smooth! Schooly (2) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2005 does not count
Delicious. Good size brownish red head that even tastes great. Once you get to the dark amber liquid though, it’s a real treat. Taste of cherries was most prominent for me, but not overpowering. I did note the chocolate and caramel too. I got two of these in my beerswap, and will be buying an entire case very soon. MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2005
Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve had the Ommegang. It’s truly excellent, and worthy among the best of the native Belgian ales. Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 21, 2005
poured into my new rochefort trappist glass and recieved a beautiful ruby red with a brownish looking head.my nose gathered a bouquet of caramel malts,grapefruit,candy,and spices.the flavor contained some malts,citurs,yeast,and was highly acidic.in fact a bit to much.im going to let it sit a bit as this usually lets beers like this settle.
5 minutes later its still got a bit to much acidic bite for me.maybe even a bit of lemons?im not saying its bad,but i like my b.s.a.’s a little more balanced.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Big alcohol fruity aroma, clody dark brown. Rich and fruity complex flavor. Bitterness and alcohol in finish. mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JAN 14, 2005
Small bottle. Pours a deep ruby/mahogany colour with very little head. Nose of candi sugar and spices. The taste is fruity and then caramel. My only complaint is that it seemed over carbonated. MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2005
I’ve had this for the first time in 7 years, and it’s just as good as it was then!
very dark ruby/black cherry in color. tan head, foamy and rapidly receding. raisin, plum, candi sugar, and sweet malt aroma. toffee too. very high carbonation. banana & raisin flavor, nice hop nip. slight alcohol flavor but not strong. salty/sweet with alcohol flavor on the way out. slightly creamy, slightly bready mouthfeel. run20six2 (123) - USA - JAN 6, 2005
A noticeable taste of alcohol , but well masked with hints of chocalate. A very dark beer with an overall excellent taste. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Pours a dark cloudy mahogany with a nice light tan head that leaves decent lacing. Sweet malty spiced aroma, corriander, dark fruit, and sugar sweetness. Taste starts with a sweet caramel maltiness up front, light chocolate notes, fading into a spicy hopped finish. Very thick body, clinging to the palate.