Hildigöltur (5106) - København, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice glass. Dark fruityness. Malty and slightly acidic. Complex.
Mads Langtved (2246) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma of burnt raisins. Quite carbonated. Very complex and very delicious.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer rocks!
The aroma is malty, acrid and yeasty with notes of dark bread, caramel, herbs, spices, bananas, apples, alcohol and raisins. Yes, it’s a bit complex and very interesting.
Sparkling clear deep amber hue with a huge, creamy/rocky off-white head. Mostly lasting with excellent lacing.
The flavor is very malty, slightly sweet, tart and acidic up front. Tangy, acidic and modestly bitter with a warm alcohol presence on the backside.
Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation and a long, acidic, lightly pungent, dry finish. Damp fescue at the wee end. Great Belgian ale! A must try!
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a murky brown with a huge amount of sediment. What is it with De Dolle that the head on their brews gets bigger it seems as the beer sits. This one has the spicy yeasty nose of most belgians but with an in your face malt profile. Over carbonated in my opinion.Flavor has dark fruit and alcohol is very evident for 7.5%.
pivo (2540) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my kind of beer - big and aggressive. Starts with a spicy malty nose. Toffee, licorice and almonds are all present in the flavor. This is like a meal in a glass. Heavy and complex.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The tasteprofile on this beer is serious :-) Raisons and dates in the nose, brown body with a little head. Sour, licorice, toffee and almond like.
Crit (3070) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown with huge off white head. Smoky citrus nose. Complex tart smoky malt palate
JoeM500 (1900) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting beer. Aroma and appearance are exceptional, with a huge sticky head that lasts until the end. Has an initial cotton candy flavor that melds with a sour cherry fruitiness and sweet malt backdrop. Alcohol is apparent and fades in and out and never really overides any of the flavors. A unique and well made brew. The label is a hoot as well. These guys must smoke crack in their spare time. Hey.... isn’t this the same exact thing Venom wrote???
Really, though, what the hell is up with this label? Drunk at Noon. God bless America. (Belgium,too!)
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2002
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Opaque brown red with big tan head. Aroma is peppery yeasty, with some alcohol detected. Flavor is strong alcohol, with some spiciness. I feel that if someone took a lighter to my mouth, I’d spew fire.
caesar (3925) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 Rerate #2: Delicious beer. Very strong, high carbonation, so definitely not a session ale. Notes of a flemish sour ale, combined with a belgian strong ale. Beautiful stuff! Rerate: Dark color. Malty aroma, with notes of sharp licorice sourness. Roasted malts, sweet, fruity spicy also. Bitter palate, with alcohol present.
Original rate: Delicious aroma, of spices and malts combined. Bit like Abbaye des Rocs, but i only had that once. Bit sourness adds to the taste. Fruity elements also. Overall very good beer.