Suttree (5186) - 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.
Crit (3359) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold with large fizzy white head.Intense small bead. Faint yeasty citrus nose. Yeasty citrus flavor with fruity citrus finish. Heavily carbonated,gassy
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale blond colour, giant head. Very complex, deep and very pleasant aroma. Sweetish with a nice long finish.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Treble colour. Fine aroma. Very satisfying flavour. After 10 seconds the taste was even better. Thus, my first 5/5 palate-rating.
Hansen (6768) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Funny name and an ok beer. Fine aroma of coriander, but to much alcohol in both aroma and taste.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent. Not great, but acceptable. Would like higher alc %, 8.5 seems low for a belgian strong but I don’t know.
Dorwart (2378) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent head which lasts for a little while. Huge amount of carbonation. Lighter in color than expected. Kind of a light straw color. Citrus aroma (lemon). Very clean and crisp taste and very easy drinking. A lot of flavor for so light a beer. Finishes with a subtle taste of alcohol. Pink elephants on the label just add to the enjoyment. A very good (lite) belgian ale with tons of character.