fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - 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 (3579) - 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 (4857) - 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 (7550) - 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 (5212) - 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.
rickgordon (3833) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy yellow. Fruity(pear?), hoppy, yeasty nose. Flat body with a fruity, hoppy juniperish flavor. Just a slight bitterness in the finish.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2006 A blond ale in the belgian golden ale spirt. Rich complex character, on the dry side but without drying out any of the belgian complexity. Esters are present as is a pleasant hop character and some subdued curacao flavors linger in the background.
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opens with a champagne pop, best by 05/04, a dark, golden color with plenty of froth on the head, a tart, leathery aroma, the immediate flavor is sour citrus, with an exclamation on the sour, a taste that is severe, rich, and powerful throughout, with plenty of carbonation, slightly sweet, but dry and bitter on the finish, becoming more palatable in time