BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber/orange in color. Had to decant, as the sediment was prevalent. Yeasty, long-lasting head. Nose is sugary, syrupy vanilla and malty. Very enticing. Deep, rich. Unlike most Belgians. Very malty, Alcohol is noted but appreciated. I really enjoyed this and will have many more.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
picked up a brewery fresh bottle in dikmuide, along with a bottle of arabier.
Poured hazy ice-tea brown with huge foamy head. Aroma is sweet and malty. flavor was a bit sour, with a HORRIBLE bitter soapy aftertase. Due to the number of high ratings, I guess this could have just been a bad bottle or maybe my glass had soap in it. the beer looked and smelled great, but something ruined the finsih. Will try it again if it get the chance.
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Pours a nice cloudy amber with lots of foamy white head. Nose is yeast and some citrus/peach notes. Flavor si a nice layer of sweet malt upon which a nice yeasty character comes through, along with some dark fruits.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy yellow color with a small off white head. There is some nice lacing. Aroma is pretty nice. Has some nice malt and wheat in the nose. Flavor is sour and not much else. Tastes almost like lemon water. Alright but nothing to get excited about.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 Pours dark brown with an amber tint. The initially large off-white head fades to layer of fizz. Aroma is easily the best thing about this brew, dark fruit and candi sugar. Flavor is sour, so much so, that it drowns out the candi and plums underneath. Too bad. Slight overcarbonation, gives a light fizzy texture.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottles ay Fynske Øldage) Malty aroma. Mahogany color and a creamy head. Round, sweet flavor and quite complex. Alcohol is present in both flavor and finish.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark and cloudy appearance, thin head. Malty aroma of toffees and raisins. Sweet, acidic and slightly sour flavour, bitter finish.
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have had this many times, but it’s been awhile...
Highly carbonated with a cloudy reddish-brown color and thich creamy head. The aroma is fruity and strong, with a curious, almost soapy note. The flavor is fruity, spicy and almost nutty with hints of clove and other intimations of sweet spices with a slight sourness.
The flavor is not too sweet considering the gravity and full palate. An excellent beer well-deseving of it’s high rating, and one I would recommend without reservation to anyone who has any appreciation of Belgian beer styles.
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with fluffy white head. Aroma is candy sugars, malts, and fruit (plum). Taste is very interesting. It has candy sugar malts like an abby double but is much more sour and juicy like an unripe plum. Slightly chewy malts with vanilla and cherry. Excellent finish like fresh cider. New flavors every sip as it warms. GREAT beer.
Geiserich (4089) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 25, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Intensive, sweet aroma, notes of candy, brandy, plums and cherries. Very huge, light brown frothy and creamy head. Redish to pink color, many particels. Sweet aroma, notes of candy. Flavor has much of alcohol, scotch or brandy and a winey character. Again a fruitines like rum-plums or "mon cherrie". Finish is well balanced, light dry and bitter, few hoppy. Oh my good, this one is really great.