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 (7682) - 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 (1001) - Southampton,Ontario, 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) - Banned City, - 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 (1590) - 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 (480) - 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 (6164) - 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.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange coloured with nice big head. Orange aroma. Was sweet and full of fruit flavour. Good full bodied beer. Bitter and dry finish. Alcohol was hardly recognizable.
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a orange amber with a medium whitish head. Nose is perfumy and laden with fruit and spice. There seems to be a robust floralness to it as well. The tongue is met with fruit, sugar, some lighter spice and a hint of flowers. Pleasantly smooth finish. Another good beer from Abbaye Des Rocs.