jonas (5272) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light golden amber, fine pearling carbonation, big fluffy lacing head.
Tropical fruit and mineralic yeast aroma.
Harsh phenolic entry, fermented fruit, chocolaty notes , earthy mineralic, spicy. Strikes me as unharmonic.
Velvety mouthfeel, light pearling.
Old fruit aftertaste.
Now this was disappointing.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle. Yeast in bottom. Golden colour with a fizzy lance head. Aroma of alcohol, spice and some yeast. Flavour of spice and malt that ends in a warm alcoholic finish.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another from my escipades in belgium(2002). Aroma is apricots and some sort of sweetish funkiness, though not that bad. Taste is orange peel with spices and a sweetish finish, with alcohol having a wee say all though the beer. Not bad maybe needs more aging or needs to be drunk fresh, but have nothing to compare with.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[bottle from dorstvlegel] Pours hazy orange colour. Aroma is peaches, pear, slightly spicey, yeast. body is nice, there is a slightly off taste of wet leaves.
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2005 Yellow colour emerging from below the huge white Duvel-like head. Delicious spicy and green apples aroma. Also yeasty. Flavour starts with soft malty sweetness, gradually drying up to a finish with yeasty notes.Very fizzy. It looks like a Duvel, but it tastes more like a confused blond,. The alcoholic warmth reveals its strength, though.
larsga (5814) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge, creamy, white head which dwarfs the small orange-yellowish hazy body. (Half of an 0.33l bottle.) Big, fruity aroma of banana and apples with typical Belgian yeast notes. Taste is surprisingly harmonic and subdued compared to the aroma, but is essentially more of the same. Let it stand a little over the best before date, which probably explains the aftertaste being somewhat off. Donít think this is a definitive tasting of this one. Itís a good beer, but a little boring, as though somethingís missing. Not at all what I expected.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
duvel-like belgian stong ale. aroma: flowery, bit malty. taste: sourrish, fruity, bit bitter. full bodied with good carbonation. alcohol warming finish, slightly bitter. nice one.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Waagstuk, Antwerp, Belgium Nose of flowers and herbs and alcohol. Frothy, white head, which lasts mostly. Flat yellow body. Lightly bitter initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish. Fully bodied.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Good tripel, at the very light coloured Duvel end of the spectrum. Good natural sparkle and big rocky white head. Aroma of herb and spice, complex yeast profile. Slips over nicely, belying its strength. Thumbs up.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
As blonde as they come. Looks almost like a crappy lager. Volatile large haed. If someone blindfolded me and asked me to smell this I would say it was St. Feuillien Blonde as it has a remarkably similar floral and perfumy nose. Slight sweetness in the flavour and itís nothing really to go mad about. Palate is great and the alcohol is hidden really well. Its also very downable which could be dangerous at this strength. The finish, being like a lager lets it downb a bit, but overall is a decent drink.