pintbypint (2355) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml brown bottle. Hazy gold. Fluffy long lasting head. Effervescent. Yeasty aroma with some malt. Alcohol evident, sweetish malts, yeast, some bitterenss in the finish.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2010 2010-05-18. Hazy golden body, modest white head. 3+ Yeasty aroma, light alcohol, muted pale malts. 6+ Flavour is similar, yeasty, modest alcohol throughout, mild biscuity pale malts. Average to medium bodied palate is fairly carbonated. Enjoyable, simple but good Belgian blond. Alcohol shows through just a little bit more than optimal. 6/3/7/3/15 - 3.3 Bottle approximately six months old from the LCBO.
2004-09-XX Hazy golden yellow with a big fluffy white head that seems to last forever. Sweet, slightly yeasty aroma. Flavour is on the sweet side, but not overly so. Bit of alcohol in the finish. Palate is pretty nice. Overall a very pleasant but unexciting Belgian. 5/4/6/3/15 - 3.3 Bottle from the LCBO.
Boutip (4433) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a clear golden ale with a nice big head with better then average retention. Aroma is bit weak with some malt and yeast being noticeable. Taste is also a bit weak for a Belgian ale with a general lack of spices and only minor yeast flavour can be pick up. Body is also a bit thin. Overall, this is a very average Belgian Ale.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the look of this bottle. Classic label and a nice vintage look. More importantly, liked this ale. Beautiful deep gold with a nice half-inch head. Mild aroma with a hint of wheat beer like citrus notes. A fresh, strong and filling ale with a slight bitter tang at the end. One is enough, but it definitely rates favourably next to Duvel.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich head, almost like Duvel. Tobacco and citric aroma with a hint of vanilla. Nice maltiness and a bit of alcohol in taste. Lots of co2.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
semi hazy blond in colour (quelle suprise!), very fizzy lasting head. Fruit and spice aromas right off the top. Typical stong ale notes. Taste is not a typical sweet from a belgian ale. Quite sour actually... and spicey. Nothing spectacular. Kinda disappointing for a belgian ale ale.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a lighter yellow color with a large white head. Fruity, spicey and yeasty aroma and smells. Fizzy body. Spicey aftertaste. Overall not a bad beer.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presentation: 12oz bottle
Pours a golden amber clear color, effervescent with lots of debris swimming around. The head is full and white with large soap-like bubbles and clingy lace. The head retention is fair and reduces to a fine layer.
The aroma is fruity, malty, of bread, hops and a spicy background. The flavor starts out dry with sweet/tart middle and a lingering peppery finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, fully carbonated with a tart finish.
IMHO: nothing to write home about. The beer has a nice mouthfeel and a distinctive flavor, but the dryness and bitter finish are not compensated for in the balance. As with most of the higher alcohol beers, it improves as it nears room temp - becoming more smooth and sweet.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy amber-orange beer with a thin white head. Aroma of bubble gum, yeast, sweet malt and citrus. Flavors of light spice - clove and pepper, yeast, and malty sweetness. Slightly high carbonation. Not a strong flavor, but definately better as it warms. Dry crisp finish.
turbothy (1045) - Bonn, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent blonde, but a little too bitter and alcoholic. Disappointing, but still an ok beer.