aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber clears as it warms. The eager head doesn’t last very long, but is nice while it’s there. This one has a very spicy aroma. Sweet, cake-like malt mixes with nutmeg and cinnamon and a apple-like fruitiness. In the flavor, the malt takes on a toast or bread crust-like character with more of the spice and apple fruit. This is really a tasty Belgian strong ale.
Sammy (9524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a tornado under the foam after you pour. An interesting and simple Belgian, was light on the spice. Alcohol well disguised. Cane sugar there, with other malts. Light yeast. Fizzy. Light. Modest mouthfeel
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Falling Rock. Denver, Colorado.
Faint hints of honey, banana, clove, dried bee hives, de doole funk and various cane sugars in the nose.
I enjoyed the flavor quite a abit. Distinctly De Dolle. Sweet, with various cane sugars, melons, almonds, honey and spicy hops.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy golden/amber colour. Aroma is dominated by yeast and alcohol. Taste is well balanced between the malt, spices, and the yeast. Long aftertaste
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy odd light brown color, nice white head. Very sweet and aroma, some spiciness as well. Too sweet for my tastes, but it does have a nice mouthfeel.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, tannish amber with a big white head. Honey apparent in aroma, along with spices. Flavor is sweet, lots of honey and sugar, slighlty a turn off, decent hoppy bitter finish, not particularly a favorite, but good nonetheless
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Arabier’s color is a cloudy orange, with a most impressive, towering, majestic flowering of foam on top. It noisily crackles as it crumbles down, leaving weavings of lace behind.
Aroma impresses also: heady and vibrant, buzzing with spice, and spritzes of citrus. Loads of malt in the body, but jam-packed with hops above all. Excellent integration. The flavor is dominated by citrus, with a dedicated yeastiness riding throughout. The finish is sweet and brief, but the hoppy zing at the front provided for a very pleasurable experience.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light amber color with a slight off white head. The taste is slight fruity with som spicy and yeasty notes. Has a light alcohol sharpness.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is pleasant - yet mild. This is a false greeting into a potent brew. The appearance is standard belgian blonde fair, cloudy with heavy carbonation and lacing. The first thing that hits your mouth is the honey. It produces a roundness that is needed to overcome the huge alcohol kick. There are many spices also present, but they sit at buried behind the banana, alcohol and honey. At least you taste what is about to happen to you.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 Cloudy golden orange color with a thick frothy head that settles to a thin creamy film. Spicy aroma of pepper and clove with noticable yeast. Some floral notes also with candy sugar. Delicate airy body gives a nice mouthfeel. Flavor is a sugary malty treat. Yeast adds some complexity. Overall another winner from DeDolle! Update 8/05 The body on this ale is phenominal! Velvety smooth like floating on your tongue. This an exceptional ale that everyone should try! Re-Rate 3/19/10 Orange golden with a thick white lumpym head. Head settles down a bit but stays in tact and laces nicely. Spicy Tripel like aromas, pale malts, yeast and sugar. Lively carbonation, delicate mouthfeel yet not as nice as I remember. Fruity spicy flavors. Some light hop bitterness in the finish.