MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
God almighty. I bought the Budels boxed set through the LCBO, thinking that a Belgian set would be pretty good. Well, I was really, really wrong. They were ALL terrible, and the Parel was one of the worst. Smells and tastes like lager with cheap perfume in it.
Boutip (4852) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a below medium head with very little retention. Aroma is quite weak with only some malt being noticeable. Taste is quite light with some malt noticeable and a creamy feeling near the ends. I have hard time to believe they even try to do a Belgian Ale with this but anyway this is plain bad for the style.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks Jadoreblanche for this one! Not too bad overall but I was disappointed by the wateriness. Yellow straw body, fizzy, short lived white head. Aroma is corny, sweet, bready, and slightly malty. taste is sweet bread, raisins ???, malted candies maybe. Watery finish, slight bitter bite in the end but overall a little below average.
Lubiere (10439) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden yellow beer with thick creamy white head. Very sweet aroma, light spices and perfumey. Sweet cloying malt, unpleasant, almost like a malt liquor! The Dutch dont have an high opinion of their flemmish brethrens!
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden colour with a fairly still body and just a faint wisp of head. Aroma is light and fruity, very one-dimensional. Flavour starts fruity as well, turns somewhat bitter & hoppy, and then has a flash of sweetness in the finish. Would be quite refreshing if the body was a little lighter. As others have said, this really doesnít seem very Belgian in style. Itís really seems more like an average pilsener.
GonZoBeeR (2938) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
aroma:cereal and malt.Appearance:pale and a tiny head.Flavor:Cereal and malt a litle bit of alcohol.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear golden color with almost no head. Crisp malt aroma with mild hops, smells a lot like a pilsener. The flavor shows the same crisp malt, with some fruityness and hops, bitter finish. Light to medium body with a slightly oily texture and soft carbonation. How can this be a Belgian Ale ? It feels a lot like a pilsener, a german pilsener I might add.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity malt aroma, pale yellow, tiny head. Nice hoppy flavour, pleasantly bitter, a good beer, just doesnít seem like a Belgian.
Gorbalev (2950) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Yellow pour, small white head. Strong alcohol aroma. Taste is more strong syrupy alcohol that has a weird unbalanced quality to it. Iíll use the word weird to describe the aftertaste as well - it lingers, I suppose it is slightly bitter, but man, this is one strange beer that I donít think Iíd ever want to try again. Still, more interesting than most in this gift pack.
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow, better head than the others but not much. Lot of alcohol in the aroma over a touch of sweetness. Bland, roughly alcoholic finish over some malty sweetness and some hopy bitterness. Slightly thicker body than the others.