CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lightly effervescent clear bronze with a creamy coating of very well-lacing bone-colored head. Sweet candied caramel aroma has some light bready yeasty complexity. Body starts with a viscous malty sweetness with a fine thread of carbonation throughout and a touch of spruce and musk. Finishes slightly drier and with some warming notes. This could use a little more complexity and balance to help hide the alcohol.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a rich amber with an aroma of stale leaves and copper. Flavor is a rush of alcohol and yeast, with a biting spicy finish. Palate is smooth. Decent, but not worth the price.
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Warm amber color, yellow-beige foam. Cognac aroma, butter carramel; malts, nuts and some fruits. Taste is full, nutty sweet and slight spicy. Butter caramel and cognac like finish.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a Scaldis glass. Pours an amber color with a thin head. Very malty aroma with a little fruit. A hint of citrus and pears in the taste. Lots of malt. Strong alcohol finish. Fairly boring and way too expensive.
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy auburn with noticeable sediment and an active, thin fizzy white head that slowly dissipates. Clean, sweet slightly caramel malt aroma with a slight hop spice. Flavor is sweet, malty, some caramel, a bit of sugar and medium hop bitter. Nutty yeast and sweet aftertaste. Alcohol is well-hidden. Smooth, highly effervescent bubbly palate. Always hits the spot. One of my favorate standard Belgian ales.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The flavor does seem a bit direct, heavy. But much enjoyment compared to the standard or even good beer. Brandy beer. Dillenburger. Makes you feel nice, though. That is it fokes you up. Love the big punch in a small bottle. Sucker punched.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Last time I had this it disinhibited me enough to steal the glass from the Clockwork Brewery. Sorry guys - you have permission to search me on the way out in future. So, poured into ’my’ Bush glass it looks glorious - amber with a creamy head. Lovely aroma of fruity hop, alcohol, yeast, caramelly malt. Little bit sweet in the mouth. Lovely warming glow as it goes down. Very nice.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma had slight citrus, caramel/brown sugar, malts,a nd light fruit. The beer poured a light brownish orange color w/ golden yellow highlights; no head and lacing. The flavor had light fruit, oranges, brown sugar, and malts. The mouthfeel was light and creamy w/ a slight wet finish.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8.3 oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy copper color, small compact head that settles to a thin film. Aroma is wonderful. Fruity, candy sweetness, citrusy hops, sweet malt, toffee, and some alcohol. Full body, cloying stickyness with very sweet finish. Tastes of Belgian candy sugar, fruitiness, alcohol, honey, and caramel malt. Not very in balance as far as malt to hop ratio goes, there is a little bitterness but it is far outweighed by malt. Mouthfeel is about what I expected, cloyingly sweet with lively carbonation, but with a creamy finish. The alcohol is rather noticable a few seconds after the swollow, so much so that it really makes you take a step back. OK beer overall, but not something worth seeking out.
Tmoney99 (13336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 250 ml. Moderate hazy orange with a moderate off-white head that diminished slowly. Moderate sweet aroma with hint of alcohol. full body with syrupy texture. Moderate sweet complex spice and fruit flavor with moderate sweet finish with small alcohol bite