TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Massive orange candy aroma. The taste gave way to malt assertiveness with a slight bitter finish. Even though the alcohol and malt sweetness can be overwhelming its still interesting to try and pick out all the flavors going on. I was able to find grapes, dark candy and fruits amongst the alkeehawl. Definitely a once in a while sipping beer.
TChrome (1432) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best before 9/29/2005. Very distinctive experience. Aroma is hard to pin down. Smells sweetly floral, maybe honeyish. Very unique aroma for a Belgian. Appearance is nice ligh brown with very moderate off white head that mostly dissipates. Flavor is very intersting and tasty. I am having a hard time identifying all of the goodies that go into this fine brew, however, it is pleasing on all fronts. Nice arma, attractiv, and especially very flavorful. The finish is very long lasting and enjoyable. Very good.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden Bronze color with nice sticky persistant head and lots of lacing. The aroma has a light yeasty note at first with a finish of bubblegum & banana, slightly bready. Flavor has a light alcohol hint with a very smooth malty background. This was a terrific belgian and is very well hidden for 12%. Thanks Mabdoney!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber, with a thin layer of small bubbly head, and big time lace. Aromas of sweet malt, candi, caramel, grapes and alcohol. The flavor mimics the nose, but it is a bit sweeter, and the alcohol is more prevelant. Smooth finish and a pleasant palate. Another beer I have to thank mabdoney for! Great BSA.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ohhh baby! Had no idea this was that strong. Once again, it said Scaldis Noel on the label. Copper in color. Complex spicey, fruity aroma, mixed with the smell of old hops and white raisins. A rich and fruity malt flavor, laced with spicey hops and a little sour note in the background. A most notable find!
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scaldis Noel is the name on this bottle but obviously the same beer. Nice amber color with a bit of carbonation. Nice foamy offwhite head. Good lacing. I love the smell , caramel, toffee, syrupy smell. Very nice and warming which it should be for a nice cold winter beer. It has a definite burnt caramel sugary flavor. Hits you in the back of the throat and in the sinuses. The alcohol is tasted but isn't a deterent at all. Very nice winter beer.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear redish brown apperance. Spicy, malt aroma. Sweet spiced taste with a nice warming touch. This has a good amount of hop flavor as well. Not bad.
CapFlu (4684) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(25cl bottle) Very sweet nose, slight hops, whiskey and caramel. Orange-amber body with a thin, almond, quick dissipating head. No carbonation; high sediment. Slight burn, very sweet flavour of malt. Somewhat dry finish. Thanks to whomever left this at my place!
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma. Nice sweetness throughout with not a hint of alcohol. A good sipper and an enjoyable belgian.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
With creamy, lasting, eggshell foam and an apricot amber color, this yeasty ale hits the back of your throat with its considerably full effervescence. Fresh, malty aroma, and mildly spicy. Low-key. It left me half-way through the glass craving some good crusty bread and Danish cheese. I like it!