onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light yellow color with ever lasting head! Definately a disappointment! Too much carbonation and fruity flavor turns bitter when the aftertaste settles, damn!
Rune (10927) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in a stylish (Burgundy?) Duvel glass at Blå Rock Cafe in Tromsø (10.03.2006). Bright golden colour topped with a dense, rocky white foam. Crispy and aromatic. A powerful and hoppy drink, full of fresh fruit. Slightly alcohol in the palate. Lasting dryness finish. On a very warm summer day at the Dam-place in Amsterdam in late June 05, I also remembered this ale as a very tasteful thirst-quencher.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A classic. A standard by which to compare so many other beers. And a standout, always.
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours to a pale gold, massive white head that refuses to die. Aroma is of malt and citrus, with a slight hint of skunk, and something that almost smells musty. Taste is wonderful - malt, fruit, spice, and something else I’m not sure how to describe, with a perfect touch of hops at the end. Mouthfeel is also excellent, carbonation is right around where I like it, and although the beer is rich, it’s still quite refreshing. Overall, a spectacular beer.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1. On Tap at the Knott Fringe Bar, Manchester 26/10/2001
Golden coloured with some sour fruit aroma. Full hop finish.
2. Bottle 30/08/2004
Straw golden coloured with a slightly hazy appearance. Some hoppy and sour fruit aromas. Hint of bitterness in a creamy malt finish.
jephavn (9) - DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL Bottle, fine subdued aroma. Nice golden color. A very good beer that i will have to try again.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ML Bottle-Pours a beautiful, cloudy golden color w/a HUGE pure white foamy head that lasts forever. Citrus, hoppy aroma, but not overpoweringly so. Definate hopps up front, but smooth & flavorful, not overpowering or offensive.Great lacing, long, full, creamy finish. This was a good beer, smooth, well balanced, flavorful, & dangerous, because it does pack a punch
kcmole (28) - USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice strong ale, but not my favorite. Lacks depth of other strong ales. Not much aroma on the nose, but bitterness does come through. Deceptively potent beer.
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2006 A beer with a strong alcohol taste, not so subtle. Don’t be fooled by the name. I will try it again. Re-rate: my feelings about this beer remain the same.
Fin (9356) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Very good Belgian beer that is a golden in colour, has a huge frothy head. I slightly disagree with some of the other reviewers in that I consider that the strength of this was something that was present with every sip, though unlike some it didn’t suffer the harshness that too much alcohol can give to a beer. This is a very drinkable with yeasty, hoppy tastes rushing to the fore.