Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 re-rated; from Bier-Bienne - light hazy dark blond beer under a huge white foam; nice lacework; spicy and citrusy aroma, pear and candy sugar; a good malt bakcbone, sweet and with a fair carbonation; chewy and spicy finish with lot of residual sweetness ands some fruity tones
7/2001 - transparent golden colour, nice head; aroma: nut, burnt almond, orange, slightly smoked; taste: very sweet and powerfull, alcohol; aftertaste: long, sweet and honey (5/9/8/4/17)
egardner99 (2) - USA - JUN 22, 2001 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely one of my favorite beers, not much head but very fruity and light. High alcohol content not too overwhelming.
Davidw987 (23) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 2, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer led me to Ratebeer.com. I bought a bottle at BevMo and did a search on the internet to find out more about it. Anyway, I cracked it open last night.
DT is a tasty example of a Belgian strong ale. I took off points for the appearance because there wasn’t much head. The flavor was great: sharp, strong, clean with lots of citrus and clove flavors. The high alcohol (8.5%) wasn’t apparent until the end of the bottle. One note: the bottle is a little less than your standard 12 oz. I would have been happy with a full pint.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seems hoppier than other Belgian ales I have tried.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 1, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Some book rated this the best beer in the world...clearly that guy has never had any Trappist ales, most of which surpass this ale. Still, its a goodie, with that nice musty, spicy, horse-blanket aroma and taste. Packs a whallop that you won’t see coming.
ExUTex (8) - Texas, USA - APR 29, 2001 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Production seems uneven. Some kegs more hoppy than others, but it’s one of my all-time favorite ales. Loaded with flavor.
Brianroz99 (123) - Mullica Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Middle of the road belgian with high %abv.
REasonably tasty but definitely not in
the same league as the best Belgium has to offer.
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2001
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. Nice and complex, and it has a clean finish.
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I always enjoy this ale. It has a nice spicy taste and leaves me warm. Very potent. Out of the bottle this always produces a ridiculous, huge head.