gunnfryd (12395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. orange colour with a white head. Aroma is fruity apple, yeast and alcohol. Flavour is yeast, fruity apple,alcohol and spices.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on draft. Superb. Lots of malt and spice. High ABV almost entirely undetecable. Elegant. Great beer.
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
golden yellow slightly hazy color
big white head
smells yeasty, fruity (bananas, something pears-like, sweet fruits like some cherrys or rasperrys, but some spicy coriander-like smell
cerry-taste,corriander-taste, almond taste,refreshingly sweetish sourish
aftertaste corriander, almonds some bitterness, some applejuice
tasts great! alcohol is warm, but not offending! well balanced,spicy and fruity beer!
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. I had this initially about a year ago and wasn’t too impressed with it. I couldn’t discern any flavor or character with it, but I recently tried it again and was very impressed (must have been a fresher batch?) Has a really large head with some lacing. Nice golden yellow color. Large amount of hop and apple aroma, which follows through with the flavor. An excellent beer. I’m wondering how the draught compares with it.
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delerium Tremens has a crisp apple finish. It was served to me in a wine glass (because of the fermentation of the beer). The color is more of an amber, darker than the usual Belgian beer (in other words...Stella). It’s not as bitter as most Belgian brews.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light golden with bubbly head. Funky sour scent, earthy and yeasty. Light & crisp flavor. Fruity & sweet. Apples & cherries are in there with a light yeast aftertaste. Maybe a bubblegum character.
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden hazy colour with a medium mostly lasting creamy head. Powerful hoppy aroma and flavour.
Marsiblursi (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle at Haket, Göteborg) Pours golden with a big white head. Banana, belgian sweetness and yeast. Summer rain and some metal. Almond paste. Taste shugary and malty. Yeast. Rich carbonation. Marzipan. Some metal. You feel the afterbitterness in the front of your mouth.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the namesake cafe, Brussels. Thick sudsy white head over clear golden yellow in the appropriate tulip. Lace is sticky from the get go, interesting variegation of dense sheet and large holes in no identifiable pattern. Racing is average. Smells like freshly harvested grains and natural sugars, with orange peel and yeasty coriander. Last time I had this (at Map Room in Chicago a few years ago), I remember not liking it that much. This, however, is much better than I remember (although still not a favorite). The fresh grain is the baseline in the taste with a medium body that somehow maintains a kind of wateriness in the face of the 10% alcohol. On top of the baseline is lots of herbal mintiness, with the edge cut off by grainy sugars. The mint in the finish is more like eucalyptus, and for some reason I’m reminded of bamboo (there’s a low-level woodiness to this). The grains come back in the end (especially corn), and in the very end of the finish get kind of mealy (leaving you with an impression far worse than most of the beer). Very interesting; not something I’d need to have all the time, but every once in a while just to remind you something like this is out there.
yngwie (15370) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2010 Bottled. Massive carbonation when poured. It has a clear, golden color, and a creamy, lasting, white head. Cellar, yeast, banana, spices, a bit sourness and berries in the aroma. The flavor is banana, hops, spices and alcohol. Sweet, full body and a quite bitter finish. Nice, but a bit too much alcohol present. Rating: 7-4-7-4-14-3.6. 060531
Bottle, at Cardinal. A hazy, dark amber to light brown beer with an off-white head. Dried fruits and dark sugars on the nose. Some cellar and grains, and a good dash of prunes too. Dried fruits, sugar, grainy notes and some roasted malts, or probably melanoidisation, in the mouth. Full-bodied. A nice one, but a bit on the grainy side. 091106