wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours cloudy, dark amber with a small tan head. A yeast/berry aroma with noticable alcohol. Sweet malty start with a thick spicy middle. A dry, not bitter, hop finish with a slight alcohol aftertaste. Very thick mouthfeel. Vey carbonated. Beautifully balanced ale for malt lovers.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very malty, slightly smoky nose (burned fruit?). Rich malty flavors predominate, smooth, sweet incomplete fermentation
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I can see why this beer is a gold medal winner. Smooth and satisfying, it "warms" the palate with a flourish of malty flavor and alcohol. Very smooth and interesting palate with a yeasty, sweet finish.
skortila (5730) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeasty, malty and fruity aroma. Cloudy, orange/brown coloured with a thin head. Spicy and a malty, sweet taste. Very smooth palate. Nice!
jerohen (2267) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber-brown coloured, small head. Malty, yeasty aroma. Sugary malty flavour, some spices. Soft palate, warming alcohol.
caesar (7030) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange brown color, short creamy head. Aroma is banana, bit sour yeasty, caramel malty. Caramel malty and spicy taste. Creamy palate.
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out of 12 oz. bottle, bought at Liquorama in Upland, CA 10/5/03. Pours to clear red-amber hue, very tight, frothy white head that lingers with terrific lacing and very active carbonation. Very soft, hard-to-pick-up nose that teases with its faintness. It's nice, but I can barely smell it at all. Bright malts. Taste is immediately humming with a bit of alcohol and mostly fizzy carbonation, and a strange bubblegum hops and malt combination with that recognizable special Belgian zing. Slightly tinny, glowing flavor and very smooth, medium body and mouthfeel beneath the hum. Light bitterness to the hops. The relatively high alcohol content is not very prevalent at all, as this is just smooth, mild, a little bit glowing, and tasty. Long, respectable glowing Belgian strong finish that dries up and numbs your mouth with tangy maltiness. Very nice beer. Even mild enough, easy enough, and delicious enough to count as a very special treat of a session beer. Alcohol content be damned!
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Redish amber color with a good head and lots of carbonation. Intriguing cherry aroma with woody and spicy notes. Medium bodied, sweet and winelike up front, turning maltier and tangy with plum and cherry flavors, citrusy with a hint of alcohol. Smooth lingering finish on the sweet side.
IslandHaole (1252) - Misawa, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy caramel color, beige short lived head. Highly carbonated. A rich syrupy smell, yeast and alcohol noticeable. Well balanced, sweet up front but has a hoppy middle with a long and tasty finish.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ginger like spices. Less carbonation and smoother than Chimay. Nice job canadians.