VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy ruby/amber with a mega tight tiny bubbled light tan head. Moderate carbonation. Peach, passion fruit aroma with some honey, yeast and Elmer’s Glue. Bubbly body (a little excessive) with a nice fruity palate, yeast and peppery spiciness. ABV warms the throat immediately. Mellows slightly as it sits, where a tropical fruit juiciness appears. Finishes salty with a moldy bread taste. Definately better at first. A weird brew to say the least.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice carbonation with a decent head, dark fruit flavours, a bit bitter, sweet at times, good, but had a bit of a rough finish.
paysano99 (11) - CANADA - JAN 9, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, i don’t understand why people rate it less than the blond type, but i feel this beer as a fruity and sweet taste, altough it is very acid, it finishing is like a cooler but much better, the color is weird, maybe like the duchesse de bourgogne, this beer is worth a try, i tried 2 of them, one was rancid, so maybe you better be carfull when trying this beer
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2001
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is small, frothy, off-white, and fully diminishing. Body is dark orange-brown and hazy (bottle conditioned). Aroma is predominantly dark bread/molasses malt (some roasted/coffee character), with faint grapefruity hops, hint of doughy yeast, some banana, honey, licorice, cola, and ginger. Medium to full body, dry and mostly syrupy texture, soft to flat carbonation. Flavor is predominantly sweet, with a small amount of acidity and trace bitterness, with a sweet and slightly sour finish. Disappointing one-dimensional flavor/mouthfeel and aroma...leans heavily in the syrupy malt direction.
shorlin (719) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - NOV 16, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice carbonation. Decent head retention. Deep red-brown colour. Perfect Belgian ale aroma. Yum yum yum. Big alcohol impressions in the flavour. Sweet with a nice mouthfeel. Good beer!
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2001
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ANother great Brugse product. Huge aroma: apples I think, other fruit. Some sweetness, a little bit of a tinny palate though.
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2003 Reddish-chestnut, hazy, w/ thick pockmarked head; aroma of plums and pear brandy, with traces of yeast, alcohol and Special B; alcholic and light, sweet, apple notes jump to the fore of the palate, leading into a malty middle. The finish, however, is harsh - stinging carbonation, a touch too much acidity (or not enough, if that's what they were going for) and no complexity to the malty sweetness. Good, but could do with less CO2, as the malts would be allowed to strut their stuff a little more and the finish would be so much smoother.
Bov (10193) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 22, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep brown colour, fine head, deep malt and caramel aroma, caramel flavor, sweet, long aftertaste
RobertVerloop99 (130) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20