LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden amber in color with a cremy thick head. can smell the yeast in this bad boy. tastes strng yeast flavors mixed with apples, apricts, oranges, multigrain bread. weird crazy aftertaste though. like a honey comb soaked in wax and carmel.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 Caramel-red hue with a rocky, creamy, off-white head. Caramel, toffee, honey, cherries, prunes. Interesting and broad aroma, but it just doesn’t /hit/ me like the other AdR beers. Heavily sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: comes off a bit simplistically sweet (flavor) and fizzy to me...not quite what I’m used to from AdR. (7,4,7,3,16)
27/8/05 rerate. Deep ruby hue with an enormous, creamy, off-white head. Large floating particles. Strong toasted dark bread, caramel, toffee, walnuts for the malt aroma. Light floral and grassy hop profile. Doughy yeast, esters of plum, cherries, port, clove, and brown sugar. Flavor comes across very sweet with balancing acidity. Still very sweet in the finish, acidity is the same, and there’s a light bitterness. Medium full body with a velvety texture and lively carbonation.
Palidor19 (3024) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2006 very pleasant, great for desserts.
Rich of malt with tastes of candied sugar, raisins and other dried fruit, a slight citrus taste at the very end.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 Rerate from a very old rating: Amber colored, big luscious head with some floaties. Aroma is yeast, bread, candi sugar, lighter fruits, somewhat sweet. Really my description doesn’t do it justice, it’s blissful. Medium bodied, fruity, sugary, lightly sweet, very soft mouthfeel. WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER.
Dorwart (2410) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large light tan hea dof very fine bubbles. About an inch thick in my goblet. As always, great carbonation that is fun to observe. Settles to a very dense foam. Lot sof floaties in this one. Great aroma. Loaded with fruit. Peaches, pears, raisins, and some other goodies. Color is a murky dark mahagony brown. Flavor is devine. Smooth and creamy but a bit thinner than expected. More raisins and brown sugar with some spices and plenty of malts. Alcohol is hidden very well but does produce a nice warming as it goes down. Finish is creamy and a bit sweet. A very good belgian strong and another winner from the des Rocs boys.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bistro 2005 Belgian Fest. Reddish amber color, slightly hazy/ Medium sized white foamy head. Very strong, long lasting to the bottom of the glass lacing. Aroma is fruity and sweet, brown sugar and raisins. A medium to full bodied Belgian strong ale. Malts are fruity and sweet, with flavors of brown sugar, raisins, apricots and oranges. Lively carbonation. Very smooth taste. Not trace of alcohol at 10%. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2007 Rerate 5-26-07:
My palate has changed dramatically in the last year. The flavor still rings my tongue with dark fruits, caramel and licorice. Its a tad bit too sweet for me even though I enjoy this beer for all its worth. It also seems a bit too yeasty. I still love the carbonation factor.
I got this bottle from Halftime and its good until 2009 so it isn’t very aged. It had a very strong aroma of fruits but the taste, as good as it was, didn’t hit me the same way their Grand Cru hits me. Don’t get me wrong, it is very effervescent on my tongue and I enjoyed every sip of this flavorful and smooth triple. It has a subdued maltiness and is excellently balanced. Its a solid beer and the alcohol is extremely well hidden (be careful with this one). But like I said, it doesn’t knock my socks off like the Grand Cru does. It comes pretty close though...
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
SMells of overripe fruit, candy and alcohol. Taste was surprisingly smooth, slight taste of metal, noticeable alcohol flavor. Finish was slightly sweet.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours brown with a thick head. Aroma is brown sugar, raisens and strawberry. Taste starts sweet enough with flavors of orange, dark fruits and dates. Smooth without being too sweet in the finish.
giarcsr (103) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is good, the pour is good, and the flavor is good. I would probably put this with their grand cru, which is an excellent beer.