AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown reddich color middle creamy head. Strong alcohol and malt smel. Taste is malthy smokey with a nut finish. A very strong but gentle beer. Very good!
BlurFan (8) - USA - NOV 22, 2004 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer has strong fizz and light peach flavor off the top, but its overall strength leaves no doubt that this special beverage is indeed a beer with a hearty soul. A soul that makes me want to chant in an incense filled room.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown ale, off white lasting head. Malty aroma. Yeast. Some sourness. Schwarzbroot. Complex flavour with peaches. Sweet and roasted malts. Pepper. Notes of brown sugar. Yeast. A touch of hops in the finish. The complex aroma is very well balanced by a discrete underlying sourness (fruit). Hides the ABV very well. All time classic abbey ale
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick brown creamy head, dark amber body, aroma with strong fruity, a little metallic. Strong, smooth filling taste. One can feel the alcohol, but it is not obvious in the taste, which is very pleasant. It goes down well, making you want more!
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle.Aromas of fresh hop extract(some metallic notes pleasantly integrated,yeast(banana),malt,refined funk,pretty nice, all things considered. Appearance is very nice,hazy super amber,with a very nice head snd some very fine lacing
fallesen (8) - DENMARK - NOV 18, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
You cannot go wrong here. Truly the king of beers. From the fruity aroma and taste to the remarkable colour, this is always a pleasure. No matter if it is draught or bottle, I always enjoy this one. The only drawback is that it leaves you wanting more, but seeing that it is rather strong it is not always possible to consume more.
Eructoblaster (3013) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown muddy body with amber/ruby glints. Average off-white bubbly/frothy head. Complex yeasty nose with fruity (mainly raisin and dark cherries) and flowery hints. Texture is relatively smooth, and taste is perfectly balanced. It is mainly sweet/fruity, but has also nice yeasty and hoppy notes, especially in the finish. Altough alcohol remains well hidden for a 9% alc. beer, each mouthful leaves a pleasant warming effect. That beer has a very good reputation, and it deserves it entirely. That’s why I selected it as my 300th rated beer!
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour tells of the alcohol in this vixen. A slow, smooth, heady one reveals a veritable rainbow from robust brown at the top, ruby red mid-glass, and almost orange at the very bottom. Thick, sweet, lingering consistency which warms the back of the mouth a while after each sip. Again, new to this style, but a very good beer.
fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love it strong wonderful flavor with a pale ale llook. the taste is a mallty beer, with a sweet plum taste.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 Excellent beer. The aftertaste is magnificent. The only thing is the small bottle is not even close to as good as the big bottle. The cork must make the difference. If that weren’t the case I would give it a 19 or 20. The pour and aroma are great. Malt and banana are very present in the taste and the aroma. The aftertaste tastes like rum raisin. Very impressive beer that will give you a nice buzz.