dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky copper in color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of toasted sweet bread,fresh baked cookies,warming alcohol,smoke and oak. Flavor is extremely alcoholic,bready and malty,but without the depth the aroma has.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rocky off white head on a dark amber beer with a hint of purple. Good lacing all the way down. Cloudy with some particulate matter. Smells of caramel, candi, and raisin jump out of the glass. Also a great spiciness, cinnamon, clove, coriander, and nutmeg. Flavour is similar to smell, with some breadiness as well. Spices and stone fruit. A decently bitter finish quite unlike most Belgians I've had before. Very good.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky orange/brown color with a thin bubbled off-white head. Huge gingerbread, caramel, aroma with bits of licorice. Sweet taste doesn't really match up to the aroma.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Hazy amber beer; yellowish head. Smells a bit green, aromatic but no hops, yeasty and a touch spicey. Bitter taste as from bitter almonds - maybe vegetable bitter too (Brussels' endives or suchlike). Not very distinctive. Sticky mouthfeel. Aftertaste becomes sweet, even cloying with a bitterness more remindful of scorched sugar. It's definitely sweet, and not my cup of, euh, beer.
scottk (8) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belgium amber with a nice head. Hazy amber/orange color. Subdued malt, and low key hops this beer is about the fruits and spices. Very good but not great.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange/amber with piles of junk floating around. Huge foamy head. Hopped, sweet aroma. Fizzy mouthfeel. Vanilla bean, yeast, spice, and lots of sweet fruit come through. Has a brandy like quality.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. brown, slender bottle. Best before date is of 3/2006. Still pretty fresh, too. Poured out a hazy orangish copper color, with a thick, tan colored head. The head stuck around until the bottom of the glass. Aromas are of spiced oranges, some cloves, and strangely enough, pineapples. Malts are strong, but subdued. Hops are practically non-existant, both in aromas and flavors. Chunky yeast bits floating in the mix. Highly carbonated, almost too much so. Sweet tasting, almost like a soda. Not cloying, but sweet on the palate. Medium mouthfeel and sweet finish to it as well. An ok Belgian, but nothing special in my book.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber body. A dense concentration of small yeast-particles in the body. White frothy head, fully diminishing and virtually not lacing. You can smell the aroma when pourring it out. Hoppy (pine-orange) aroma and also some yoghurt in the aroma. Heavily acidic and lighlty bitter initial flavour. Moderately acidic and moderately bitter (long) finish. You can also sometimes feel the yeast-particles, slipping trough your lips. Oily texture, lively and moderately alcoholic mouthfeel.
The Etruscan (465) - Tuscany, ITALY - JAN 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Off white creamy head. Dark amber color. Aroma is malt, fruity with apricots, orange peel and light spicy notes. Flavor is malty too with dark fruits tones, ending in a moderately sweet, slightly spicy finish. Medium to full bodied.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of flavor. Some bitterness, sweetness. A finish with a hint of laqurice. Spices.