goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep mahogany, with a large tan head that mostly diminishes, leaving good amounts of lacing. Aroma is dark fruits (mostly raisin), backed with some bready maltiness. Flavor is sweet, somewhat fruity (raisin), and some doughie malts. Medium body.
radiomgb (2438) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby-brown in colour. Aroma of fruit, caramel, cookies, with some musty yeast. Flavour of fruit(plums, cherries), with some toffee and sweetness. Finishes with a medium bitterness, slight sweetness with some alcohol warmth.
WabashMan (1016) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice reddish brown color with a good off white head starts this brew. Aroma is very dry, with strong yeast notes, as well. Dry flavor as well, with some hints of fruit. A good lingering finish, but the flavor isn't quite full enough, in my opinion. Good, nevertheless!
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served at room temperature from bottle. Not as spicy or sugary as a Grimburgen. Similar to a Chimay. Lots of good fruit flavors hidden in the complex body.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I do not like to rate based upon only one sample, but I think that this is perhaps one of the finest Belgians available. Huge, complex berry fruit in the nose and tons more as you sip. Incredibly this has also an almmost Rochefort-like restraint. Tremendous.
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown with deep red tones, nice thin head, lasting with lots of very fine sediment. unripe pear is the first aroma that strikes my nose. not sure it can be defined exactly, but i smell some sort of chocolate/banana mixture. flavor is lots of apple and pear, just a little alcohol and pretty sweet.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong butterscotch aroma. Hazy, brown color, light brown head, very good lace. Soft, light sweet, light bitter, full, butterscotch, banana and a hint of vanilla. The finish lasts forever and is bittersweet.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was very effervescent, aroma was of yeast and caramel. Started sweet and finished slightly dry. Some plum, molasses, burnt clove.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Murky brown in color. Small bubbles in the diminishing head. Spicy aroma with notes of banana. Smokey flavor initially, then with notes of licorice and tit-bits. Slight alcohol feel.
larsniclas (5827) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2011 Re-rate 2011-02-19
Bottled from Systembloaget
Murky brown with a huge head.
Flavour of some brown sugar. Yeasty flavour with some sour notes.
Light and fresh; weiss-like.
Old Rating: 4,2,6,3,13
Cloudy brown, not very fine appearance.
Rather lively at first.
Smoky, spicy flavour.