Sigmund (5801) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml painted lightproof bottle, ABV 9.0%. Large head, surprisingly pale golden colour, slightly cloudy when yeast is poured. Excellent aroma, red fruits, barnyard and yeast, some oak. Flavour is reasonably malty, quite yeasty. Alcoholic warmth, relatively light bodied despite its strength. Aftertaste is a bit too sweet IMO. Overall quality does not quite live up to the beer's gimmicky name and bottle.
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as impressive as other Belgians, however still good. Light hazy goldencolor with light head. Fruity aroma with flavors of apricots ending with an alcohollic finish.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head disappears quickly, hazy orange. Yeast, spice, orange smell bit of alcohol. strong bitter taste with quite noticeable alcohol. I like it but I'd go for more balance in the flavours.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Starts with a great, strong fruity sweet aroma. I could smell this all day. The flavor is the same fruitiness but with heavy heavy alcohol. Too heavy, really. A good beer, only my second Belgian I think. Will definitely live up to its name if you drink it all.
GREMLIN (5) - USA - MAR 2, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite beers. Full bodied, just the right amount of carbonation. Fruity nose and taste, yeasty, subtle hop character. Nice finish.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2004 Appearence is hazy golden body, with a medium head. Aroma is some pineapple, yeast and malty sweetness. Flavor is sweet and hints of pineapple. Bitterness in the end and some acid. Very carbonated, too carbonated for my taste.
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a golden color witha fair size head. aromas of floral hops, a little carome, some sugary smells and alcohol. flavors of hops, carmalized sugars, orange, alcohol pepperiness, fading with that caromel sweetness. doesnt seem as complex as I remember. mabey its a little warm.
jfm (1724) - Holbĉk, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color with a nice white head. The taste is sweet with a complex pattern of spices and fruits. Finishes slight hoppy.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted of butterscotch and had a extremely sweet taste to it. Very thick head, but not lasting. Pretty thin beer, carbination was good, as was balance.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold bronze opal color with a very full white head and light lacing covering the glass. The aroma has a dusty malt note with grassy hops and lots of spices; definately corriander, bubble gum and lots of citrus and a bit of alcohol; some bandaid when it warms up. This is more like a tripel than a BSA. The flavor as it works down your throat: initially carbonated once it hits your tongue, a little more creamy as it goes down. The bitter sensors are lightly going off with a tough of salty and sweet too. The flavors that I pick out of this chaotic nerve receptor ballet is yeasty, citrusy and spicy, delicious though. This is so a triple, not a BSA, I'm gunna see what I can do about it. This finishes with lots of alcohol and bites strong. Drinking this after the Noël made it so smooth and easy to drink. I think you top raters are being a little biased putting reputation in front of the actually beer. shame on you!