Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours red with a lasting big rocky off white head. Musty malt aroma. Bittersweet caramel and lemon. Itís a really intersesting version of sweet and sour. Biscuity, fruit spice. A little cheese funk, smoke and salt. Dry finish. Very tastey.
Sammy (9559) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Balanced malt, carmel and orange and spot of chocolate and fig and spicy and tangy cherry, and raisin. Very drinkable. Soft spice, easy yeast. Medium mouthfeel. Good with fish.
temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2005 Deep brown pour, sizable head. Yeasty, Belgian aroma. Oh yeah. I get the impression itís going to be a bit dry. Not sure how to describe it. Body is quite carbonated, not overly by any means, though. Flavor is good, unique for sure. I donít really know how Iíd explain it, perhaps fruity and a hint of dark malt.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color with a very thick, creamy head. Aroma and flavor of fruits, malt, alcohol and caramel. Medium to full body, slightly creamy texture.
sloth (2644) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
XXL tan head thats climbing out of my glass, long lasting, rocky, a little much. Clear brown color. Nice malty nose, fruit, laced with co2 though. Medium body, prickly. Flavorful maltiness,caramel, yeasty, dark fruits with a hint of chocolate. Finish is dry, quick. Whats with the over carbonation?
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
duvel tulip glass / aroma: sugary, fruity... yes, i suppose itís smoky but thatís just because i read the commercial description... of course belgians seem to always have at least a little note of yeast anywhere... appearance: really dark but the body is clear; copper with reddish orange highlight. big and very light tan head; fizzy, sparkly, and it diminishes slowly into a rocky and airy topping but eventually thereís just random thick lacing with only a ring around the glass. flavor: lightly fruity, caramel. interesting balance among sweet, sour, salt, and bitter. i sense licorice, as if this is a root beer! palate: lively and smooth. overall: it would all be smooth and laidback hadnít the palate be so lively, but itís goood; interesting shit! let this puppy warm because i cannot bare it when itís cold.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this beer smelled and looked fantastic. Iím not really sure what I was expecting tastewise - I suppose a combination of a Belgian and a Brown. What I got was a strange-tasting beer that I canít really say I liked all that much. It just tasted like something was wrong with it, but I couldnít point to any one thing.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice looking brown with huge Duvel-esque head. Smells dusty, with sweet and sour coming through. Some Charcoal and smoke, old hops. Chocolate is there too. Now, on my first taste, I was caught way off gard. Tastes like Bretts and a little sugar. Second sip tastes like apple juice, some sour grapes, grape juice? This is one weirdass beer. Sweet and sour, totally caught me off guard, Iím not sure how much the taste is pleasing me... At least itís smooth across my palate with a little warming in my tummy. Weird, to say the least...
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost like a wine with a foamy tan head. It pours a rich brown color with a dried fruit - plums, raisins, etc. - aroma. The taste is sweet/sour, the fruitiness coming through heavily. Thereís also a solid sweet maltiness to it. Has a nifty bitter aftertaste. And, I got a free Corsendonk glass with the drink!
FlacoAlto (3849) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, what an explosive 750ml bottle, the cork almost ripped my arm off as I opened it. The beer pours a brilliantly clear deep amber color. The ample carbonation keeps a light tan colored head afloat atop the beer. The aroma is bready and sweet, with notes of caramel, plums, and raisin. The taste is a mixture of sweet and tart (though not in the sense of a sour ale) and highly carbonated. The finish is rich and malty with lingering notes of sherry, and caramel. There is a bit of funky Belgian character here, it contributes a rich fruitiness (plum, fig, and raisin), a light spicy character, as well as a light musty type character, that may be more a function of age. This is certainly and enjoyable beer, it is perhaps a little soft and fruity, but not so much that it detracts. I definitely recommend trying this beer.