DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 This is one very good stand by, fresh it whups the pants off Chimay White or Leffe. Leave the yeast in the bottle, thats for bottle fermentation. 03 05 05, means it came out of the brewery March 5, 2002. Try it in the winter or spring, not affected as much as some ales by heat due to the high alcohol content. Travel"s better than most. It is not meant to be a Trappists dessert, but a strong session ale, for the cold weather guzzler. UNIQUE and WONDERFUL. Compare it with the best Saisons and Biere de Garde. KING OF THE STRONG PALE/BLONDE/WHITE ALES
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful, bright, cloudy golden color with a crisp peaked white head. Looks almost like a slide of lemon meringue pie in a glass. Wheat beer taste, dry, citrus/lemon, sweet spice (coriander?), yeast, and unmasked alcohol. Sort of a baby Piraat? Nice beer, but better bang for the buck is to buy an Ommegang Hennepin or an Allagash Tripel.
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Duvel is the standard by which American craft brewers attempt to replicate. Itís a classic Belgian Golden Strong Ale: potent, spicy with a typical fruity (particularly pear) flavor, and highly carbonated. I canít say much more without sounding like a smitten schoolgirl, but it holds its own with other great Belgians. A truly great beer.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 Full fluffy white head that leaves swaths of lacing and a golden color. Coriander, cob web, lemon, white pepper, and bread dough with a hop snap at the end to cut though the sweetness. Spicy with a lively mouthfeel. Finishes with sticky bready, grainy malts and a nice bitterness in the background.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Explosive and very dry - itís selzer water with chalk, angostura and a (very) little fruit juice added for flavor. Iím not a fan.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2003 The head just wouldn't go away... Fruity with heavy citrus tones. Very nice ale, but there are cheaper American imitations (New Belgium tripple) that I think are better.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I poured this I was amazed. I said to my self- "Is this clear". After pouring I noticed slight yellow coloring. It had a big head and smelled sour. Its was seet and slightly tangy. But good though
Supaflyfresh99 (98) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís got a cork in it so its got to be good, right?
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have not had this beer in years. But I can still remember its taste. It is a great dinner beer. With a huge head and nice flavour.
freekyp (1452) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extremely yeasty. Tart and flowery flavor pervades. Huge head that just doesnít want to leave. Awesome with Thanksgiving dinner !