kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, thanks to my cousin Greg (ggaughan). Poured hazy golden with the typical huge frothy Duvel head. Wheaty aroma at first, which is joined by substantial floral hops. Hops are clearly the focus, and are joined by some sweet malt and yeast in the flavor. Long, dry, bitter finish, with some vegetal character. Nice experiment; I’m glad I got to try it.
thomat (2800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a thick white head. Lots of fruity, hoppy and yeast tones. Taste is dominated by malt, lots of hops and some sweetness. Full body with a nice bitter-sweet finish.
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75 cl. RE tasted yesterday @ Marc’s home.
Hazy yellow golden color, with huge white head.
Aroma full of hop and bit spice.
Taste sweet, alcoholic, good hop bitterness. Little yeast and spice.
Not bad but we like the Achouffe Houblon more.
lb4lb (2580) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Thanks!!
Pours a light golden color with the characteristic huge lasting white meringue like head. Smell is sweet fruity, and almost corn like maltiness with a faint twinge of hops. Taste is as expected and very original duvel like with a hopped edge to it. Still fairly sweet and grainy with a nice finishing hoppiness to it and a black peppery spiciness too. Nice. I definitely enjoyed this more than the standard Duvel.
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(75 cl bottle purchased on limited release from Systembolaget. On February 22, 2008)
BB 1 June 2010.
Shady yellow color, big fluffy and rocky lasting white head. It actually lasts long after I’ve had water out of the glass several times. Spicy, hoppy and floral fruity scent. Big sweet and bitter taste, spicy bitter an dlots of alcohol as well. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Alcohol aftertaste. If the noticeable alcohol was less I’d like it even more.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours out in an almost clear golden colour with a rich pillowy white foam. Big yeasty aroma of oranges and banana with touches of white pepper, grass and orange-peels. Full flavour of yeast, orange-peels, mild banana, paint, alcohol, grass and almonds. Full but still crispy mouthfeel. Long medium bitter finish of orange-peels, pepper, alcohol, banana, vanilla yeast and nectarines. Quite nice...but...what a hype! I would choose Struise Mikkeller or La Chouffe Houblon over this anytime.
henrikb (1260) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden body, huge lasting white head; A little to malty, full warm with bitter part behind; Super malty full, sweet warm with a overfull bitter part; Long alcohol warm finish, full warm and bitter. Very badly composed!
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously "trade" to me by MikeTD. Light grassy hops in the aroma with some yeast and green apples. Light golden brown body with a full white head. Full palate with above average carbonation. Yeasty flavor with plenty of earthy hops. Nice balance.
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, cgarvieuk’s coolbeans party. Thanks to Fin. Clear yellow gold, thin off-white head. Nose is quite crisp lemongrass and peach. Mouth is quite carbonated, sweet peachy / nectarine taste. Feels amazing in the mouth, sweet fruitiness eternally present. Lasts almost champagney in the mouth, definitely have this again.
cgarvieuk (18513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 Bottle at home with Tom ... Big Thanks to FIn for this one... Golden orange big foam head ...sharp fuity big hope nose ... big slightly sweet floral fruitness ... some juicy resins great mouth feel. lots of pine resins ... a great beer and well worth its price. ...
golden amber ... thin white head ... light fruity hop nose ... soft light bitter fruity hop ... light lime ... light lemon ... hint of zezt...some pine resins. 3.8