jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
As soon as I corked the bottle I could smell this one. Strong smell of sweet fruit and alcohol. Hint of apples possibly. Thick and dark appearance. A good dark, strong ale. A sour mash presence, with grapefruit tones. The alcohol and spice make for a good finish. Complex flavors. Enjoyed very much.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I loved this beer. I think that it is better then DT. Nice dark color, sweet and a little spice.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 i really shouldnt rate this. im horrible with this style. seems like it had good malt balance though. must try more, the beer definitely grows on you. Cant say id put these in the same ball park as english strongs though.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pink elephants in a spiral galaxy?…How about licorice sticks swordfighting with alcoholic prunes…Or roasted malt bitterness making love with infidel spices…Uneasiness on a new planet…
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer! Very nice take on the style. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Looked cool in the glass, came from a cool bottle. Crisp taste...well balanced with fruits, berries, notes of alcohol, and yeast. Well done.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red-brownish with a big head. Larger sized bubbles. Sweet aroma with peach. A sour lambic taste, kriekish. Fresh but odd.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby brown clear with decent light tan head. For me this beer was downhill from here. Unlike the Tremens, the aroma was quite faint, some unripened grapes, alka-seltzer, caramel and coffee. Thin bodied with a sour almost gueuzey start, a sweeter spicier middle and faint sour dry finish. It’s definitely different to, but I prefer the tremens.
iggysam2000 (38) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2002
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer, a great flavor, and aroma, and it doesnt taste like 8.5 but it sure feels like, this is strong stuff, my only problem is the price 4 dollars for a 12 oz i could get a 12 pack for a buck more. and it’s been around for almost 400 years very impressive.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think I had a bad bottle but this had a wierd smell to it and it tasted just a little off.
FortWorthBrew99 (6) - fort worth, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice spicey arouma and pleasent flavour, but nothing special as far as flavour goes, at least for a belgian ale which i always expect more of. Great look to the bottle though.