schuimkroaat (424) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2005 33 cl bottle, bottled on? Light amber, pretty hazy, convincing creamy head (surprisingly big and lasting for such a potent beer), vigorous pearling. Strong aroma: raisin bread, honey, slightly perfumed, a touch of sour milk about it. Strong, sweet honey-ish flavour with pleasant citric-like fruitiness, earthy hops and warming alcohol. A bit phenolic. The aftertaste is dry, malty (reminiscent of whisky) and contains some lingering hops. A fully satisfying massage for the palate with a dry finish.
run20six2 (119) - USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good tasting strong beer. With a full aftertaste. Also stands for Mad Bitch.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Grassy Saaz hop nose with a nice peppery spice follow on. Lemon zest and apricots with a touch of plantain thrown in for good measure.
one of my favorites for style. Big and bold yet finishes dry and clean.
pilsnerrogge (2577) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky brown/orange colour. Nice, creamy head. Sugary aroma. Rich, mouthfilling, rounded, quite sweet toffee-flavour. Just when it’s about to get cloying the alcohol-bitterness comes in and puts everything into balance. A very enjoyable beer indeed.
mucom (35) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy yellow golden beer with creamy off-white head. Aroma is filled of bananas, apricots, yeast and notes of spices. Tastes very malty, yeasty and notes of oak. The aftertaste is hoppy, spicy and the alcoholic taste very well balanced. This is the kind of stuff that makes a beerbrewers good reputation.
kirtley (3) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking it at the Belgian beer festival today. Slightly cloudy, minimal head, pleasant champagne-like tingle on the tongue.
TBone (13363) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (BB 02/2005)
Hazy yellow with good creamy off-white head. Aroma is typical DDB-nose: banana, apricot, yeast, hints of alcohol and spices. Very soft malt character, alcohol kicks quite well but mouthfeel is extremely pleasant, yeast rounds the corners. When beer warms up, woody notes appear. Long hoppy and alcoholic aftertaste with spices and tar behind them. Open fire, winter outside, glass of this ... excellent.
pxl (4) - BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy Belgian tripple. This one has it all, fruity notes, a spicy character, plenty of alcohol to go along with the tons of flavor and is not too sweet. And 100% natural.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Taverne Curiosa, Brugge. Utterly splendid. Cloudy Yellow Orange. Aroma of oranges, hops, spice, pepper, yeast. Great mouthfeel. Good dry spicy, hoppy finish. Dangerously Quaffable (c).
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
yeasty aroma with some orange spritziness, cloudy copper with an enormous tightly packed head, strong sprtizy orange very yeasty and with some clove notes