minguimore (17) - SPAIN - JUL 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GREAT. It has a complex fruity flavor, smooth though the alcohol percent. Not the best belgian beer but a great beer anyway.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful golden blonde. Sweet aroma of orange. The alcohol is present in mouth as well as the anticipated orange. Not too complex for a triple, but interesting nevertheless, maybe a little too sweet in the end.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Again huyghe makes a cloying filthy apple brew, its much more drinkable than guillotine or the artevelde grand cru but still its not worth exchanging your har d arned dollars for.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow and hazy with a large white head. Smell of spices and yeast. Taste is pretty fruity with some yeast. Annoying taste in the back of bubblegum. Alcohol is not hidden, creats a clear taste of pepper. Peppery and warming finish.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Try as I might, I didn't much care for this beer. A fair bit of vinegar in the aroma...the sourness continues into the flavor. Hazy golden color with a bit of lackadaisical froth meandering about. A thin body holds a sweet stash of tea leaves. It may have been OK without the excess sweetness, but that ruined whatever complexities may have lain beneath for me.
kujo9 (1091) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy deep straw and slight white head. Could be better for a Belgian. Heavy DMS (corn) aroma, but also has clove spicy, wheat malt, and a light fruity aroma. Cloves, alcohol, and wheat malt pretty well balanced, finishes dry and hoppy; very little fruitiness, but very spicy. Higher carbonation leads to lighter than actual M/F, and is also slightly astringent. This beer was much better on tap than out of the bottle, I can tell you that. I was impressed by the draught version, but the bottle leaves something to be desired IMHO. It's not a bad beer by any stretch of the imagination, but I expected more from this one.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark yellow with a huge soapy white head that quickly faded. No lacing. Smelled of pear and banana with a slight hint of citrus. The taste was pear and vanilla overlaid with nutmeg. Alcohol presence notable only as a soothing warmth. Not the best Belgian, but not the worst either.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
pretty sad that this has a score only marginally lower than orval. so much raw sugar, sad fluoro yellow colour. chemicals, not good. froot loops in vodka
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light... gold color. Very sweet, too much alchohol taste. Very complex taste overall with fruit, nut, and something toasty. But not as yummy as the pink elephants are cute.
beastiefan2k (2198) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a light golden color with a thick head. Very similar to Duvel except in the aftertaste, the only difference between the two beers that I see/taste.