rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pineapple, bubble gum, fruity slightly astringent nose. bubblegum, fruit, clove & spice, a bit of plasic in the flavor. Not my favorite Belgian Strong but I’ll take it when I see it at a bar.
jgentgesdo (674) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow with medium white head and lots and lots of yeast chunks in the body. Nose is sharp honeyed apricot and spicy. The flavor is sweet and spicy together. There is both honey and fermented honey, green and black pepper, well hidden alcohol. Nice yeast bite, very little true malt character although some bread tones come through. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy gravity, bitter peppery finish is fairly short. Yum yum.
gilvanblight (813) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark golden colour with a thin clingy head. Strong hops aroma. Very warm spicy hoppy taste with a strong but not overpowering alcohol undertone. Spices linger on the tongue.
Amexis (2) - Capoterra (ca), ITALY - JUL 20, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i like this beer, tasted the original from belgium,you can have in the palate the flavour of orange and the smell of flowers in your nose through the palate!
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Charlies in Chicago...Poured a hazy golden orange with a bit of creamy off white head. Aromas were very yeasty and fruity, like apricots and bread dough. Flavors were similar to the nose with a hint of bitterness as it warmed. Mouthfeel was slightly lacking, but overall it was enjoyable.
Sregnar35 (989) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 On tap at Mahar’s in Albany. Sweet and sour beer, with a bit of bitterness. Even though this one has lots going on, it all comes together, and it’s very deicious.
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear honey-blonde look. Strong sweet taste of honey with a nice alcohol punch that is rather nice. Nice a fruity with enough alcohol to satisfy anyone. Highly recommended.
canary dog (680) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a good, lively action. Nice head. Yeasty and full. Has a sharp finish. Not a bad Belgian.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2006 Slighty hazy golden body with a moderate sized head. Aroma is lighter fruits soaked in alcohol, some sugar as well. Flavor is much the same, until the aftertaste which is a rush of sugar. As it warmed it became sugar water.
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First Belgium beer. It was pretty good, but the jury is still out as to if I like this style. Had a bubbliness to it. Kind of like a Champagne