Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ RBESG2005. Quite old bottle. Moldy and acidic nose, quite oxidized. Dark amber body, small white head. Sweet flavor, with some nice fruityness, ends slightly alcoholic.
OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2oz bottle..... poured into a glass.
Nice spice/wood smell. Very murky light brown beer. Lots of floaties even after a very slow pour. Small lace head.
Yeast spice with mellow fruit abroad.
Alc is almost not there, very well hidden. The warm after taste reassures the 8% abv is there.
Great brew other than the floaties.....
I didnt know it was retired. Had I known that I would have picked up the rest of the 4 pack.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to lumpy for this one.. Pours a dark ruby red with chunks of yeast floating throughout.. Spicy and dark fruit aroma with Figs, raisins and some yeast. Flavor is malty sweet with some spiciness and a bit of yeast.. Medium mouthfeel with yeast chunks I felt the need to chew.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Born as "Cuvée Antwerpen" when this city was the cultural capital of the EU in 1993. Hazy, dark amber - not much head. Very soft mouthfeel, some caramel and spices. And also some typical De Koninck fruitiness. A bit like what you would expect if you took the standard De Konick and added another 3% alcohol. Nice one. 260695
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma and flavor is some bananas and apples, this was enjoyable but got a bit "skunky" as it warmed.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy deep amber with a 1/4 inch off-whit ehead. Some persistent lacing. Aroma is very fruity with hints of barnyard funk. Lightly bitter.
Tastes fruity. Hints of sour apple. A bit funky. Bitter. A crisp biting bitterness. Blends nicely with the funk and the fruity. Crisp in the mouth and lightly sticky. A bit of a sweet aftertaste. Pretty tasty. A good Belgian ale.
TheBeerGod (4901) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Best by 09/17/04. We’ll see.... Pours a hazed amber with a small off-white head. Nose is sweet with caramel, hints of candy sugar, light yeast, flowery hops and light spices. Taste is light alcohol, candy sugar, caramel, candied fruits, yeast and light spicy hops. Body has definitely thinned a bit. Not sure if it was always as thin as it is now, but it’s thinner than a Belgian Strong should be. Light alcohol warmth in spots as well. Finishes much the same as the taste - spciy hops, candied fruits, light yeast, caramel and candy sugar. Maybe some light woody notes as well. Not bad!
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a very sweet aroma coming off a cloudy brown body with chunks of sediment floating around. a caramel malt flavor with hints of boubon flavor, making me wonder if this spend time in a cask at any point.smooth easy finish with a slight hop finish. too bad its retired.
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cuvee is kind of brandyish--it has deep brandy and cotton-candy and yeast flavors, and isn’t too hoppy. It’s a world class player.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
out of the three de koninck products i had this might of been the best. however, this aint saying much. i found them all thin with strange off character flavors. chunky applesauce feel and flavors with some leafy greens. some spiciness and off metallic, sulphur anphetamine flavors. whatever.