lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine beer with a hazy warmgolden color.It has a nice aroma off hops and a fine overall smell.The taste is medium to full and light sweet with a nice fruity touch.In the afthertaste there is a good bitterness.This is a nice and very lively beer.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle at Toronado. 05.22.04 didn’t get bottling date (I had already been at Toronado for a while). Wow! Caramel sweet, deep wine grape aroma. Cloudy, orange/gold color. Finishes sour, apple, barn, cheese. Lingering aftertaste. Bright and exciting beer! Lots of alcohol. What a treat!
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle, April 2003 bottling; ~1 year later: hazy pale gold. Starch white head diminishing quickly, but leaves a thin rim and small central patch. Winey apricot aroma, with plenty of grass, hay and mud. Dry palate with a hint of spice, this one plays like it is going to be funky and tart, but instead melts into a sour malt, that is a slight disappointment from such an amazing brewery. A kick of alcohol keeps this one interesting through the finish, but still lacking any real complexity.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, best by 6/08) Cloudy amber topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is herbal, pear, nectarine, light pepper, orange. With just a bit of warming, a rose perfume also appears. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, grapefruit, perfume, wood. Finishes pepper, herbal, moderately dry. Medium body, some acidity. A lot going on with this one, and ulimately, I conclude that in this case, that’s a good thing.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange colour with a big fluffy white head. Sweet nose of peach, honey and yeast. Sweet flavour of apricot, honey and peaches. It’s sweet but quite enjoyable.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep yellow with a white head. The taste is fruity with slight notes of yeast. Nice and wellbalanced.
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Trappist glass: fizzy, dark gold body. big, soapy, frothy white head. apricot, yeasty champagne aroma; plain, but inviting. cremey palate, lively. sweet, apricot flavour. slightly peppery, bready, floral. very pleasant aftertaste, ending much dryer and slightly bitter. i sense no acidity nor floaties, as some others do. i think this beer is quite excellent. it's very smooth. and lovely to look at it. great active body, colour, head, and lace. this is a really great and mellow belgian strong. and this is before my next glass, which contained some yeast... nothing much changed, but the body had become murky.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden coloured. Fruity aroma. Sweet and fruity flavour of litchi. Dry and bitter finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 Cloudy orange color with smallish off white head. Fruity apricot aroma. Malts, hops and yeast all blend together to make this a pretty damn good balanced strong ale.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy deep yellow color, thin bubbled head. Alcohol aroma with a bit of light sweet fruit. Full bodied with some carbonation. Decent beer, boring for the style. Also this is from the 330ml bottle (that's 11.2OZ for you USA people), I opened a 750ml of the same beer right before this one and it was horriblely spoiled. I made the mistake of pulling the soaked sour smelling cork out. I should have left that bitch in and returned the bottle.