austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
I respect this brewery because they have the guts to brew (almost solely) American Strong Ales. That takes balls! A weird twist is that the brewery website reads "Concorde" yet the bottle reads "Concord". Whassup with that? This Rapscallion Premier is a hazy, sweet golden color and the aroma is that of a quality Belgian ale. Some citrus/orange notes in the taste with plenty of yeast. Some spicy/pepper taste as well to compliment the witbier-style flavor profile. All in all, a truly remarkable product, and wholly unexpected. Pretty fizzy, too. redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2003
I love the name of this brewery. The pour is very Belgium like, the effervescent head explodes after 2 seconds of pouring this beer. Hazy medium orange color with an initially dense head that slowly subsides. Aroma of pepper, sweet yeast, slight oranges. Lively carbonation, slightly sweet pepper taste. A percieved dryness that comes from the carbonation which becomes more noticable after a couple of sips. boto (2250) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Draught: The beer is a darker golden color. There was a ton of head to the beer (were we in a TV ad?). Somewhat sweet, malty aroma. Possibly fruit in the aroma. The taste was slightly sweet, with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Medium body. Decent, but not special at all. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Pours with a deep golden body with a slight amber accent topped by a medium thick foamy white head with good lacing. Slighlty sweet and fruity (raspberries?) aroma. Slightly sweet yeasty flavor with a slight malt character and a touch of hops. Light to medium bodied and smooth. Not really impressed with this beer at all. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2003
This is a very faithful rendition of a Belgian Golden, IMO, but flirts with excessive sweetness at every opportunity. Quite carbonated and crisp, with a huge spicy hop presence, yet not as dry as Duvel, for example, as Joris states. Fruity as heck. Another winner from Ma_Beer in trade, and one that would be hard to peg as American. Good show!
MaBeer1972 (2091) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Nice frothy head, big golden color. Aroma is spicy with a bit of alcohol though. Nice big chewy flavor, quite hoppy. The finish is
very flavorful and smooth. A very impressive brew.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
On tap and served in the custom snifter. Out of control white head, golden amber color. Pine, citrus, hops, must, spice aroma. Medium body, somewhat sweet, malt, tasty spices, has a Belgian feel all around. This beer keeps growing on me each time I drink it. beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2003
Golden color, cloudy from the yeast (it is "Artisanal Golden Beer on Lees"). Flavor is a little tart, and very hoppy, but nice. Aroma remeniscient of Duvel, but strength does not quite carry through. UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2003
A perfect example of a great belgian beer made outside Belgium. Fruity and estery, with a clean hop finish and deep character. The beer comes in a great 4 pack with a goblet. Smashing. JorisPPattyn (10026) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2003
A bit darker orangey; very little head, drops dead.
Grapes, alcohol, candi sugar, orange rind in the nose. Also a bit meaty, faint whiff of diacetyl.
Taste gives orangerind again. Much sweetness present, but absolutely not cloying. There is a hint of something diary-like, but no diacetyl traceable. Orangerind becomes slighte sourish. Not dry, neither.
Medium-thick mouthfeel. Alcohol doesn't show. No new taste. Fruity, orangey tones fade out.
IMO the least of the Rapscallion range, but still quite good - I can imagine a lot of people would just love it. Really a shame about the head.