progrock (21) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Massive, long-lasting white head. Slight citrus and clean, yeasty aroma. Moderte carbonation. Crisp, malty, slightly lemony finish. Very well balanced and very, very drinkable. A classic.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really thought I was going to like this beer more, given all the hype surrounding it, but it was just boring. Pleasant lemony smell, lovely malty fruity taste, some stuff in there I couldnít distinguish (this was last night, so I donít remember, either). Perfect mouthfeel, just the right carbonation (the bubbles tickle). But it was missing that oomph I was expecting. Oh well.
uart (10) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Possibly one of the finest ales I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. When I first tried it in Edinburgh, I didnít know what to expect, a friend had advised me to order it. When it was poured, I looked at the color and immediately formed an impression of what to expect -- and boy was I wrong. The color is golden, but the taste is much closer to a Scottish Ale, although itís also fruity with a unique carbonation. I nearly jumped out of my seat; upon first taste I was in love.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[750 ml. bottle] Pours a bright golden color.. with a huge, white head. Aroma is excellent, with banana and spices. Taste is quite sweet, but very complex.. finishing with a nice, slight alcohol burn and bitterness. This is a very good brew.
OldMrCrow (2198) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle.
Pours a light hazy goal with a voluptuous white head; the nose provides great big aroma of golden raisins, banana, warm grass, and spice (coriander?). The flavor follows; sweet at first touch, a slight burn of alcohol (surprisingly scant for 8.5%), banana and bubblegum and and a sour lemon twist with enough bitter follow-through to really round the whole thing out nicely.
A fine beer.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ever so slightly hazy gold with a luxurious frothy head that lasts and lasts leaving a beautiful lace. Yeast, straw, and bananna come through in the aroma. Well carbonated, but not overly so, light to medium body. Predominately sour flavor with some hop spiciness and a quite dry, refreshing finish. Similar to a hefeweizen, except for the alcohol, which isnít really notieceable in the aroma or flavor.
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2006 [Bottle, 11.2oz, 1y old, chilled]
Duvel means devil. Well, i want to go to hell! Very nice golden color. Impressive head that holds. Nice lacing. Pears/Dark Pears and peppery to the nose with soft touch of light hops. Taste is sweet and crispy.
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorite Belgiums that is easy to obtain, even though in TN I had to go to the liquor store because of the alcohol content. It pours a lovely golden color with a thick foamy white head. The carbonation is a little over whelming but adds to the complex taste. It was a nice citrus and yeasty aroma with a smooth Belgium Ale finish. I would recommend this to any one just starting on drinking Belgium Ales.
MarkoR (776) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful golden colour. Doesnít look that strong, but try to drink a few in a short period of time! Smooth to drink. Excellent!
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cloudy golden color. A very thick head full of big bubbles and heavy lacing. An aroma marked of hops, wheat, and citrus. The smooth taste of hops and wheat rolls over the taste buds nice and smoothly. The taste lingers on the palate nicely.