rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with grey tones. Aroma brings yeast, malt and some caramel. Flavour seems quite hoppy and finishes nutty.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber’s the name, amber’s the color, with a nicely dotted layer of white foam atop.
Aroma’s on the shy side, to put it politely, but opens up after a time, showing yeast, citrus, spice, but ever-so mildly.
taste: nice little buzz, fruity, malty, with a keen blitz of hops, followed by a honeyish flavor, mixed well with plum and cherries, currants and coriander.
Nice taste, just not extraordinary. Medium-bodied, fully carbonated, with a long, spicy, fruity finish.
A decent enough drink, gets medicinal at the end, though, a bit too sweet and thick in the mouth for me.
Actually, now that I’ve finished the bottle, it feels utterly obnoxious, too nutty, too carbonated, and it’s not a terribly pleasant flavor, so I’ve got to kick it down a notch.
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet notes, cherry skin, yeast, malty, caramel. Cloudy dark amber with white foamy lacing head. Medium-thick body with active carbonation. Starts sweet and vapory, with fruit tartness and no bitterness. Finish is less sweet, with more acidity, salty, and alcohol vapors. Warming. After is light nutty, sweet, with a small amount of bitterness.
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber in color bordering pale. Little fuzzy head. The aroma has a hint of anise and spice. The overall flavor is complementary to the aroma with a slight roasted malt character. Overall well balanced with a clean finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Southside Beer Expo. Hazy brown body under a big head, nicely roasted to a nutty sweetness. Aging really does help this become mellow yet complex.
rlgk (11551) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden/yellow. Some yeast flaoting in it, great lasting white head. Aroma is yeasty and brings citrus and vanilla. Flavor is hoppy, spicy and yeasty, and the finish is quite mild.
larsniclas (5747) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden with yeast particles and a large, white head.
Fresh and malty nose with notes of citrus and vanilla.
Rather lively palate with a strong and warm fullbodied flavour.
beastiefan2k (2529) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its a good, solid belgian, doesnt differentiate too much from most belgians but in no way bad. Its not as heavy as a lot of Strong Ale's, pours with a big head.
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour, white head. Too sweet for my taste, a hint of liquorice.
fiulijn (15371) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber color. Quite good Strong Belgian Ale, sweet; ligth Madeira character (the Magnum bottle is 4 years old); I like it enough, but it's not extraordinary.