bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lively golden color with a massive foamy white head. Citrus and yeasty aroma with lemon, flowery hops, and spices. The first thing you notice is the very high level of carbonation. It overpowers the taste it is so intense. What I can tell of the taste through the carbonation is that it is somewhat sour and very bitter - not what I was expecting at all. There is a lot of lemon taste with some spices and grassy hops, but that is it - itís not at all complex. Duvel wants to be a champagne more than an ale. Overall, not very impressed with this.
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Clove, hops, wood chips. ... Appearance: Cloudy gold with head for miles. POUR THIS SUCKER VERY SLOWLY!!!. Anyway, once it settles down, itís an attractive beer to behold. Flavor: Citrusy/fruity start quickly transcends into hoppy dryness. The mouthfeel is cottony and alchohol is noticable in the flavor. ... Palate: Pleasantly dry, fruity. ... Overall: No doubt a favorite among enthusiasts, but this really didnít trip my trigger.
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330 ml bottle) Light golden colour. Creamy huge head with a sort of meringue look that I had never seen before. And you have to wait quite a bit before the head disappears. Beautiful lacing. Flavor is fruit, spice. The alcohol is well hidden and you donít feel it until you start walking!!! Just a fine overall beer.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked Bottle. Pale yellow with huge pillowy white head and tons of rising carbonation. Nose of light grain, straw, hops, a faint metallic note along with white grape funkiness in the background, and a bready yeast through it all. As it warms, lemon and general flowery/herbal notes emerge. Flavor balances all of the above and is fantastically dry and bitter due to the tongue-scrubbing carbonation. Tasty and refreshing cold, I feel at room temperature the malts are given a lot more room to mingle. Subtle alcohol warmth throughout and a lingering citrus and malt aftertaste. Great stuff!
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderfully complex flavor that doesnít overpower you with alcohol. Billowing clouds of foam that leave a beautiful, uncommon lacing on the side of the glass as you drink. Aroma on mine was somewhat faint. The flavor had a spiciness, or sass, slightly fruity. A well-deserved good reputation.
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 330 ml bottle. Really light beer. Kinda commercial beer but without preservatives. Missing a bit of taste. I had great expectations from that beer and was a bit disapointed. Itís not a bad beer but just missing a bit of a punch.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
No wonder this is a popular beer. Itís extremely easy to drink beīcause the alcohol is so well hidden in the flavor. Itís light and elegant with a flowery aroma. Almost like drinking champagne.
Habanero (3439) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cascades of white foam. Lots of carbonation. Aroma with spices and notes of citrus. Light golden colour. The 8.5 % alcohol is well hidden. Taste of fruit, herbs and yest. Hoppy finish.
A very tasty beer!
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of the few Belgianís that I like. A good clean tase withour a lot of bitterness. A good amount of carbonation in the end.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An absolutely clear lager-like yellow with a billowing fluff head offers a nose of hay, some citrus, and vague, indefinable spice. The mouthfeel is even and very nice yielding a flavor that is crisp and smooth with a definite accent of a peppery spice character. This is endlessly enjoyable and easy, but it is far from a complex layered brew.