HighlanderOne (1016) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had high expectations for this one, and I was not disappointed. Sloooow pour due to foam overload, but worth the wait. Flavor galore - spice, banana, yeast, hop, wheat, etc. It’s all in there, and it’s done so well. Creamy texture, great drinkability, and nice finish. Drink it carefully ’cause you forget you’re drinking a strong one.
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale gold in color topped with sticky, white cotton candyish froth. Sweet, hop aroma and Belgian yeasty nose. Carbonation high, tingly, and broad on te palate assists the beer in its smooth, peppery complexity. A classic.
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour was very carbonated. THick white foamy head. Smell of barley, very strong hoppiness. Had the same feeling as a sparkling wine. Strong hop taste, little bitterness. Lite caramel and roast. Thanks Bück Dich! Happy Birthday!
foglemark (42) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty aroma. Flavour of pepper and saaz hops. Very dim texture and fitting head. Golden ale at its best.
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale straw in color, a little hazy. Incorporates a nice wheat flavor in a generally bitter belgian ale. Quite good.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful appearance,perfectly golden ale with a huge white frothy head and lots of carbination.Delicious hoppy taste,but with a definate kick to it.It doesnt taste like it has such a big alcohol content though - I could drink this all night.First time tonight,but not the last!!!
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice golden color.. lots of carbonation, thick white head on pour and lots of it... smelled of a mild fruitiness..
Carried a sweet taste clean going down.. no bitterness at all... it had hints of lots of fruits although I could’nt identify them...
Kelvinator (32) - Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA - JUN 18, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost champagne-like bubbles. Explosive head (not too thick) gone after a few seconds. Very hoppy and spicy, resembling white fruits, tastes clean and strong.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this in The Cellar, St.Andrews, Scotland. Gold Coloring. Fruit. Floral. Very smooth.
Reid (1923) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ok I have decided to try a foray in to Belgian beers in the next few months, as I have overlooked them in my ratings..so heres a good start an old fav. Duvel.Love the bottle!
Poured into a chalice its an attractive beer , after the fury of the pour is over..its light golden with livelly carbonation and a large frothy white head.
Nice spicy coriander aroma..also bananas come to the fore..over ripe.
Nice smooth malts followed lightning fast by the spiciness..then a long slow sugary finish..alcohol well hidden.
Very nice on the tongue,,invigorating.
Very drinkable for one so strong..I will buy this again.