maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity not wall adhesive white foam collar which was fine and evenly of structure. The beer also contained not much carbonic acid in the glass.
The beer has a thick golden color and a sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppy bitter with a lemonly acid touch. This beer smells fruity.
joehahn99 (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A friend of mine turnned me on to this, and I find it pretty amazing. Tastes of lilac. Not a casual friendly beer. It was semi-difficult to get back to my apt. from the Hopleaf. (about 30ft walk)
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderfully large, white, rocky head. Full fresh aroma. Got experience this one in a restaurant in Chicago with a correct Duvel glass, which was very surprising and added to a very nice tasting experience.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as good as the Chimay but definatly on the playing field. Murky light golden color with a flowery sweet aroma. Head was excessive and it took me ten minutes to get it setttled to where I could drink it. Taste was sharp but not agressive with a clean finish. A great ale overall.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2004 27th July 2002 - Didn't seem very complex. The alcohol isn't overbearing like in other beers I tried of simular stregths. RERATE - strong, fine beer - at 8.5% i was suprised i liked it
Rerate: Now one of my favourite beers.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 27, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light gold color, large head. A full bodied Belgian golden ale. Very malty, slightly toasty and candy sweet. Slightly hoppy. Full flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty and sharp. Some alcohol bite present at 8.5%
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid Beligan Ale.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was not that impressed with the taste of this beer...rather unpleasent. However, this golden beer attains a beautiful head and has its own unique place in the beer world.
JBWalters3 (26) - USA - SEP 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nothing to complain about here. Another Trappist that would be number one in the world if it wasn’t for other Trappist. There is few non-trappist or Belgian that can compare.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy light golden color. Huge pillowy mousselike head. some subtle citrus, apple, raisin and spicy notes. It’s fairly light body and dry finish make this one very drinkable, the 8.5% ABV is well-hidden. BTW, get the 11.2 oz. bottles they’re better than the 750 ml. One of my few ’go-to’ brews.