kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle-This beer poured out a cloudy yet golden color,with a nice head.The aroma was sweet and the taste was fruity with hints of banana and vanilla.This is a truely great Belgian ale.
lamas (1457) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Best before: November 2007. A slightly hazy pale-gold pour with a HUGE fluffy white head. Chunky lace all the way down my Duvel glass. The yeasty aroma is quite fruity and spicy. Thin body. No surprises taste-wise. Sweet and fruity with spices throughout. Bready with hints of banana and vanilla. A touch of alcohol in the finish. Solid beer.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, candy aroma. Pours clear blonde with a huge fluffy head. Sharp at first, candy, sugar, sweet, yeast, and a dry finish. Very carbonated.
ebarnes (260) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours brilliant gold with a huge white head. Excellent flavor really belies the high alcohol content. Silky smooth.
mmanthe (12) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The perfect beer. I lived in Belgium and have tried all 450+ that I know of, and this is the best. Light body, full flavor, nice fruity aroma and crisp tart finish, with an estery yeasty note of the alcohol.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2006 Brew HaHa - over carbonated body really detracted from what could be a wonderful drinker. All the elements of a great Belgian are there, but the spritzy mouthfeel made them hard to enjoy. Will look to re-rate in a more controlled setting in the future. Rerate - bottle, absolutely massive head turns to pure meringue atop a layer of bubble bath bubbles. The aroma is dessert - sugary sweet peaches and baked cookie. Silky soft mouthfeel delivers more peach, apple and banana body. Light, soft finish. Really great!
jcastillo81 (5) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoy this beer alot. Pretty strong but you can’t really tell. Goes down smooth! If your at a dive, people might look at you funny if your drinking it out of a Duvel glass though :)
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2005
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light yellow with solid white head and excellent lace. Aroma is of bananas, mincemeat, alcohol etc. Flavour is far smoother and maltier than aroma, what a lovely and effervescent delight!
agl108 (929) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a hazy, pale gold with thick creamy white head that lasts. Leaves a nice lacing behind. Aroma is spicy and fruity. Yeasty, bread-like flavor with a touch of spice. Highly carbonated and very intense. The alcohol is definitely noticeable. I’ve never been a fan of belgians in the past but I may have to begin trying more of them. A respectable beer.
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty damn good Belgian, though with so many great ones, why keep coming back to this?