loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky orange color with a large white head. The aroma was very fruity...apricot, peaches, grapes with some musky tones. The flavor was pretty sweet...bubblegum, clove, apricot, and lemon. The feel was crisp with a medium fry finish.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful hazy apricot color with a creamy white head. Sweet belgian aroma, fruity with some clove and bubblegum. Fairly strong lemon zest flavor, with clove, pepper, nutmeg, and fruit. Very spritzy feel with a pretty dry finish.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best before April 2008. Clear golden amber with a thick, off-white head that quickly disappeared. Spicy, sweet nose of white grapes, cereal, sweet apples, peaches, wood, brandy, assorted spices, floral perfume and honey. The nose sort of reminds me of Apis Jadwiga. On its best day, the body is moderately full, but often it leans toward the thin side. The sweetness perceived in the nose is evident in the flavor; however, many other things are going on as well. Strong spiciness, both from actual spices and from hops, seek to balance the sweetness. At times it seems sweet, at other times it's very dry. Another interesting concoction from Brouwerij De Ranke. Maybe not their best, but definitely worth trying.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - DEC 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012
2012-06-20, draught at Moeder Lambic, Fontainas, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Hazy golden color, with huge creamy head. The aroma is dry and very spicy, cloves. The mouthfeel is quite dry, but smooth as well; it has a complex and wonderful flavor of spicy malt, with quite bold bitterness.
An excellent Belgian beer, fresh and with character.
2010-12-27, old bottle, bb 2005-04, 8-5-7-4-15=39
Beautiful color, orange-amber, hazy, with a generous head. The aroma is initially fruity, not showing signs of age, then some yeast spiceness appears. The body is lean, there is some malt and spice flavor, but also a moderate sourness, that in this case adds some complexity; the final is well bitter, with light astringency. Interesting, changed over the years, but not old.
2008-03-22, bottle, 8-5-8-4-15=40
Wonderful amber color, nice perlage, big creamy head. Straightforward Strong Belgian Ale, well executed, with a round mouthfeel, some malt flavor, Belgian yeast character and a strong bitterness.
2007-12-13, bottle, 8-4-7-3-15=37
The aroma is quite fruity and Belgian, mellow. Malty flavor, with a Belgian yeast touch/astringency.
2003-12-13, bottle, 8-5-8-4-15=40
Gold color; persistent head. Malty and woody aroma. Quite sweet, malty with a sharp wood character, a bit sour. Palate rather simple.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The appearance was that of an average sized head, ivory, creamy and smooth with fine-medium sized bubbles that were mostly lasting.The body was uncarbonated, yeasty and cloudy with a pale orange hue.The nose was malty, sweet and fruity with a bitter and hoppy flavor.The palate was tingly, bitter and medium bodied.There was sparse lacing with this beer. This Belgian was just so-so in my opinion and not one that I would particulary highly recommend.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew poured a large head of fine to medium sized off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a minimal lace and a semi-hazy light orange brown colored body behind. The aroma was mildly doughy and malted while the mouthfeel was smooth yet full of alcohol bite. The flavor was sweet malts and vinuous dough.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber; huge, creamy, broken-white head, retreating with very fine lace. Cookies, roasted malts, liqueurish, spicy (coriander, paradise seed?) in the nose. Taste is biscuit (not madeirisated) with a little bitter edge, as a cake with a liberal dose of Amaretto. Appropriate spicy finish. Medium-bodied. Aftertaste is much sweeter than the rest. The overall taste might be sweet, but everything surrounding the sweetness makes it more than palatable. Refined, 'high-brow' dessert beer.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: light golden orange, white head. Pine citrus hops aroma. Soft carbonation, very drinkable, spicy apple citrus flavor. Classy beer.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the CT River Festival. Orange hazy color with a huge frothy head. Appley malt aroma. Strong flavor, starts appley with lots of alcohol in the body. Finishes slightly sour and with a touch of bitterness. Lots of rich complexities.
larsniclas (5186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity aroma with juniper-berry.
A pleasant bitterness and palate.