macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is some strong beer. The elephant is quite an appropriate symbol. If you drink much of this strong ale (8,5%), you will feel the foot of the elephant on the side of your head. It has an excellent complex nose, a bitter clean mouth, and for some strange reason, the taste of ethanol.
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours out a yellow color (surpising because i thought it was going to be a brown color) - sweet and malty tasting. quite yeasty as well. taste was a bit harsh at first, but got a little better as the glass emptied. not a bad beer, not the best belgian ive had, but by far not the worst either.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely yeast aroma, with hints of floral and sweet fruits. Golden coloring, bit of haze to it. Has a big head that recedes quickly. Flavor is tremendous, with yeast, slow-rising malts near the end. Finish is dry, with a tinge of bitterness. Very nice.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2006 Golden marmalade in colour, only slightly opaque due to the tiniest bit of sediment. Quite fizzy, with a large head that recedes to a sizeable equilibrium, maintained by those persistent bubbles. Very sweet aroma, punctuated with some floral hops and some citrus, possibly mandarine. The sweetness carries through to the tasting, with a pleasant bitterness realised to counter. It carries itís alcohol very well, and it finishes better than it started due to the carbonation finally dissipating to a trickle. An enjoyable drink but nothing spectacular.
Sten (710) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden coloured with a small white head. Lightly hopped and malty taste with a fruity aftertaste. A bit af alcohol is noticeable in the aftertaste (which is also a bit sweet with some bitterness). (Bottle 33cl)
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lighter cloudy blondish / straw pale colour, crisp beginning & finish, floral on the nose & tongue, not as overtly strong as other Belgian Strong Ales. A tad askew in the after taste for me, yet still pleasing & pleasant thru out. Cheers.
Quillaraymi (89) - USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong flavor, very nice flowery smell and an awesome bittery after taste!!
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - AUG 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a large head, the beer is straw yellow. Aroma is sweet and fresh, frutti tutti? In the mouth, the beer is fresh and light, with a different hop than I am used to with APA, and a light, sweet, malt flavor. My first (nonlambik) beligian beer, and I imagine (based on the hype) that there must be better out there. But I am happy (and the alchohol content must be pretty high, because I am well happy with just a quarter of the bottle consumed).
rudolf (2343) - 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 Iíll take it when I see it at a bar.
jgentgesdo (682) - 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.