ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour with some haze, the head is small but lasting, off-white colour. Sweet malty nose with some fruit and yeast. Lots of malt in the flavor, again with some fruit and yeast. Hints of the alcohol in the finish.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle (2004 edition); orange, hazy with wonderful tight off-white longlasting head, that drags belgian laze down the side of the glass. Unfortunately massive gunks off yeast also pours into the glass. Excellent smell of marzipane and fruit. Taste is beyond anyting I’ve tasted recently: Complex, spicyness with massive licorice taste??? Flavour is sweet, but not too sweet for a beer of this strength - far better than the "Bush" of similar strength. Good mouthfeel with adequate carbonation. A small masterpiece in a bottle!
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - DEC 26, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(on bottle, 2004 edit.) At last a non-beliver in the belgian hype, gets a wake up call. This is most definently the best belgian I´ve ever had. Opens with a( wonder wy, with 12%) alcoholic nose, witch soon blends in with the sweetnes of rotten apples and pears. Pure delight goes in the mouth, beer lifted to a smoothness of vanilla, muscat and whiped cream. All that is lifted with a perfect carbonation and thoughness af serious malts. Thanx for this to the screwed-up-brewer(or something like that ;)
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 sample.Pours a dark honey colour with no head whatsoever. The aromas were rich, honey, apples, plums, alcohol and very sweet smelling. The flavours were massive and intenesly lingering big sweetness up front followed by apples, plum,malt,cinnamon, and a nice alcohol kick in the end, very thick mouthfeel. An enjoyable sipping beer but due to the near overwhelming sweetness 1 will do just fine.
Christian (11092) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 2002 tasted 2004: Rich malty aroma in an almost overwhelming sweet beer. Pleasant drinking but not more than one.
2003 tasted 2006: Orange with a lasting off-white head. Caramel and some butterscotch, dried fruits, wood and walnuts in the aroma. Sweet and full flavour with nearly no alcohol presence.
2006 tasted 2006: More citrus in the aroma. More alcohol presence.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle dated 2/21/04: Pinkish amber color with a small white head (1st time I’ve seen a small head on a de dolle). Aroma: sour, fruity, barnyard, leather, candy, spice, honey. Taste: surprisingly sweet after the aroma, honey, apples, pear, clover, sweet light malts, with a nice lemon/apricots tartness in the background, finishing with an alcohol kick, sweet malt, and fruits. Need to try this after many years in the cellar.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1998 bottle. Poured a dark golden color. Aroma is sweet and fruity with hints of honey. Flavor starts sweet and turns to sour tart apples. Long fruity finish. Light to medium body.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - DEC 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brownish with no head. Fruity aroma with a malty initial taste. Followed by a slight alcohol twinge. Next up was an extremely pleasant, sweet aftertaste. The aftertaste makes this beer great.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer has an amber body - hue apperance and a coarse white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had no carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is sweet with a very strong afther tast.
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - DEC 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Off white large mostly lasting foamy head. Dark amber color. Aroma is moderately sweet, malty, fruity (apricots) with candy and light spicy notes. Flavor is moderately sweet, fruity with banana, peach and light caramel and alcohol tones, ending in a dry, moderately fruity finish. Full bodied.