Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 Very sweet, malty aroma. Bits of apple & orange, cidery, yeast. Tangy hops - big aroma. Foamed out of the bottle when opened. Huge frothy off-white lacing head over semi-cloudy light amber beer. Heavy carb but effervescent like sparkling wine. Medium-heavy body. Lots of characteristics of a wheat beer. Sweet, yeasty, can taste alcohol. Slight bitterness to the finish with sweet, nutty-like after.
skortila (4665) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2008 (on tap) Clear golden triple. nice head. Indeed superb mouthfeel. Spicy & overwhelming.
Rerate. Well.. This one is certainly not a 4.1 as in my previous rating. (Chabged the brew or my taste for beer has changed..) Actually this one is quite disappointing. Aroma is alcoholic, has some caramel malt and yeast. Clear, golden-yellow coloured with a white, lasting head. Taste is sweet, caramel malty with some hoppiness and too alcoholic.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeast and citrus aroma. Golden amber, with a creamy white head. Orange, hops flavour with plenty of zing! Great mouthfeel, fine tongue tingle. A really good Belgian Strong Ale!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 hazy golden orange colored with a nice white topping.yeasty aroma with lots of orange & tangerine and background alcohol...yeast, peppery alcohol, subtle citrus notes...not too shabby.
chrislouvion (6) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
eh . . . . the alcohol is not well hidden at all.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, er, i was guilty of massively overating this, very sweet yeasty belgian character, but quite one dimensional. An average belgian ale.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very very good. Nice sweetness with lots of flaovors to accompany. An excellent ale - from someone who doesn;t always appreciate Belgians.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold color, large white foamy head. Yeast and Vanilla in the aroma. Sweet and fruity. Flavor of apples, vanilla, coriander, clove and orange. Not much of a hop taste. Alcohol is prevalent. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and a little dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Interesting, but kind if average..
notalush (5124) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A lot about this beer reminds me of Unibroue 10, but without such a dry finish. The flavor is too subtle, so much so that it is overpowered by this beer’s horrible, antiseptic finish.