BigBeer45 (1436) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 edition, 750ml bottle, poured medium red, lots of bubbles, sweet, faint caramel apple, fruity fragrance, candy apple, faint scents of spiced cider, cinnamon, cloves, taste of pepper, light malt, alcohol in the nose, apple, faint brandy, this was nice, beer was a little watery.
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, pours a medium amber into the serving snifter. Thin head that dissipates quickly. Sweet aromas of dried fruits and yeast. Nice flavor as the aromas follow into it. Not as sweet as it would seem, nicely balanced by the hops and spicyness of the yeast. Bubbly mouthfeel and a good finish. Best of the "Big 3" Deliriums.
thornecb (5545) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cork says 2005. Pours ruby/orange into a trappist glass. Mocha head quickly subsides to skim surface. Honey and fig aromas. Sticky and full honey caramel with a lasting, slightly bittersweet finish. Quad-like.
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy brown with a large frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel, nuts, malt, citrus, and alcohol. lively lacing. flavors are the same as aroma with some herbal notes and flowery soap(in a good way). dubbelish.
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle(2005) from Whole Foods. Medium/dark amber pour. Strong slightly sweet, slightly tart vinous aroma. Some fig notes as well. Strong woody chocolate malty flavors right up front. Then goes into this sour quality almost like a flemish. Start and finish on this are like two different beers. Finish also show a bit of spice and some alcohol. Good stuff.
cheap (5369) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2006
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 On tap at the Trivia Pub in Moon Twp. Pours reddish orange with a light tan head. Head settles quickly. Appears to have lots of fizz but in tasting is almost flat. Smells really beery with rotten apples. First flavor is a strong initial alcohol bitter hit. Taste of sweet whiskey bubblegum. A lingering bitter finish that fades quickly after a minute or two.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 Bottle on 12/06/2008 at the James River Homebrew Club Christmas Party. Very clear copper amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel, fruit, raisins and candi sugar aroma. Sweet caramel, raisins and rum-soaked fruit flavor with a bit of candi sugar. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation and a somewhat syrupy finish. 7/4/7/4/14 - 3.6
12/6/2006: 2004 on draft. Very cloudy reddish brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet caramel and fruit aroma, with a candi sugar background. Sharp caramel flavor with a sweet fruity foreground, some carndy sugar and a bit of yeast. 7/4/8/3/15 - 3.7
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2007 ***Rerate***
This is a great Belgian beer. After reading my previous ratings, my how a palate can change. Aroma of dill and possibly vinegar. Pour was a murky orange with a thin 1 finger off white ring for a head. Taste was very tart. So much so that I thought it may be a sour ale. Yeast and sour fruit mostly with nice carbonation and a sour aftertaste. Very good!
Original rating: A-6 AP-3 F-5 P-2 OI-9 Total 2.5
I typically like Belgians (the beer, of course..donít know any personally) but I canít put this on that list. The best way I could describe this is carbonated cough syrup. I had it on draft, though, and after seeing all the positive reviews am going to purchase a bottle. The aroma smells like sweet fruit, but the taste after the sweetness is gone goes to alcohol and sours. I will re-rate if needed after a bottle
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very transparent reddish brown appearance with a quickly disappearing white head. aroma is slightly sour. taste is on the sour end as well with a nice alcohol warming at the end. overall hides the 10% alcohol pretty well
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Broudyís Holiday Beerfest, Jacksonville FL 12/2/2006. Orange-amber colored beer with a delightful nose. Belgian yeast and spicy aroma. Flavor was much to my liking and just right for a Christmas beer. The Belgian yeast and candy and spices came together with the high abv to make a perfect holiday warmer. Delicious.