thornecb (5497) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white meringue head with excellent retention craters and conglomerates as it slowly recedes leaving spiders. Saaz and amarillo aromas. Dry with upfront sweet caramel turning peppery and hot in the lasting resin finish.
hopdog (11527) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Poured a medium and hazy yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus/lemons, spicy, and grassy. Tastes of the same with some breadiness.
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with my brother in law. Pours out golden coloured. Very good sized head, holds and sticks also very nice. I like the lookings; Smell is also nice. earthy-sweet fruits. Good! Taste is bitter-sour with some nice sweetness that comes up. Smells better then it taste...
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color with a pillowy white head. Aroma is off bread and hops. The taste is classic Duvel with a bit more bitterness. Not as bitter as I had hoped, but good. The alcohol comes through as it warms up, but this is very nice brew. Should age nicely.
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold, with a white head. Aroma is hops, lemon/lime, and grass. Flavor is hops, lime, grass, and alcohol. Goes down easy for 9.5%, ending bitter, but in a good way. Not as hoppy as expected. Nice.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml C & C Bottle: GUSHER! Very sweet aroma of hops, citrus, apples, fruit nectar, Belgian yeast, and fruit. Poured yellow/gold in color with a huge, creamy, loose, what head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of alcohol, Belgian yeast, fruit, marzipan, hops, and a hint of berries. Medium body. Fizzy, tingly, then very dry texture. Lively carbonation. Light to medium sweet, medium bitter, hops, Belgian yeast, fruit, and light alcohol finish is bone dry. 9.5% is hot in the flavor and palate. Disappointed.
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml. bottled may 18, 2010. hazy gold under a loud, effervescent, white head. aroma of white grape, lime. flavor of white wine, white grape, white pepper, lime, a tiny hint of cobwebs. sharp, stingy carbonation. light to medium body. abv is very warming. champagne qualities. quite dry. funny, astringent, bitter, herbal aftertaste.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at SBWF 2010. Belgian yeastiness, some spicy and floral hops. Smooth but lacks depth. Like a smoother variant of Houblon Chouffe Dobbel IPA Tripel.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours clear golden yellow color with white head. Aroma is mix of yeast and very intense bitter hop. Highly carbonated. Flavor is intense from the hops. Its very bitter and lends a very intense hop bitterness. Finishes with a belgian yeast taste. Very intense all around and great stuff.
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Stefano; brewed 2007, 3 years old
Hazy blond color; solid head, big. The aroma is a bit grassy. Dryish mouthfeel, good body strength, a bit spicy. But unfortunately the hop qualities are basically gone. It’s now very similar to the ordinary Duvel.