document (36) - USA - JAN 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy belgian ale. Great on tap, less .... claustrophobic than from the bottle, a little lighter, less concentrated flavors, perhaps. Sippable or quaffable, from the tap. A winner.
OriginalCheeser (32) - USA - JAN 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fruity and floral flavor and aroma. Slightly dissappointing from the bottle but still good. A beer that in enjoyed not something to be chugged.
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted this one on tap from a Greenwich Village pub and it was one of the better beer experiences of my life. Floral, citrus, and clove notes dominated the aroma and mixed with a dry malt backbone for a complex flavor profile. Finished dry and spicy with a little alcoholic warmth becoming more prominent throughout. Never overpowering, though. An excellent belgian.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh nose of citrus peel, alcohol, and spiced pears. Pours from the bottle a cloudy honey. The massive fizzy white head is fully lasting with good lacing. The brew starts sweet with a warm middle and a long sweet and tart finish that is heavily acidic. The light to medium lively and dry body finishes alcholic. Better than Nocturnum IMO.
scpullen (25) - Hitchin, Herts, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good belgium ale, worth a look just for the bottle design, fruity & strong - good stuff
dBrEiEnRk (13) - Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a nice sweet fruity beer, with the alcohol hidden very well. lots of carbonation, but overall a good belgain
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A few years ago some book came out that claimed to rank the top 50 beers in the world. This was number one. It clearly is not the best beer in the world, and I think some of us have really relished bashing this, and its not that bad either. It tastes like a Duvel knock off, maybe a little on the sweet side, and kind of heavy. Perhaps a bit over carbonated.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A thick, spicy, sweet, syrupy beer with a high alcohol content that is only partially masked. Judging by the reactions of the people I drank it with and some of the ratings here, you have to really enjoy this sort of thing to enjoy this beer. I really enjoyed this beer, although I can’t imagine drinking more than 1 or 2 in a night. On a side note, I liked the bottle design.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy light golden-orange color, yeasty, malty, spicy and alcohol aromas. Sweet fruity malty flavors, the hops stand out in the finish, medium-full body thick and syrupy on the tongue, another one that smells better than it taste, overall average.
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good Belgian ale, just very very strong. Not my cup of tea, but it made me feel pretty good and warm.