hotstuff (3953) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a very large white foamy head with excellent lacing on the sides of my mug. It had a yellow body to it and a cloudy appearance. It tasted of clove flavor. This brew was a very smooth drink.
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured an extremely invigorated head of long lasting finely sized white bubbles with an excellent lacing and a cloudy wheat yellow colored body. It has a very mild malt-hop aroma and a flavor of fizzy banana clove and bread. It is a very smooth brew and hides its alcohol content well.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rocky white head, didn't diminish a whole lot over the course of drinking this beer. Sweet, yeasty aroma. Hazy golden color. Lots of carbonation. Sweet flavor of cloves and bananas. A bready accent as well. Not bad at all, it was tastey.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I drank this beer out of a pilsner glass. The aroma was delicate and slightly sugary. The head was very thick and fluffy like meringue, and it did not subside for a long time. When it did it left heavy runners of lace around the top of the glass. The beer poured to a pale straw color with heavy carbonation. The taste was sweet and creamy and strongly reminiscent of apples, cloves and vanilla. It is hard to believe that this beer is ABV 8.5% since the alcohol taste is so well hidden. An easy beer to drink too much of.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 17, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml. brown bottle. /02 on the cork. Practically blew the cork right out of my hand when opened. Very effervescent, like a very good champagne. Poured out a faint straw yellow color, with a stiff peak meringue head on it. Slowly faded to a rocky, yeast clumped island of a head in the center of the glass. Aromas of Belgian yeast, cloves, slight banana background as well. Not much in the way of aroma hops. Slight tang to it as it's drank. Very rich mouthfeel, very filling as well. Fruity esters abound in this beer. Finishes dry on the tongue. No discernable aftertaste either. Crisp, very refreshing, and makes a wonderful antidote to a bad toothache.
A great beer from Belgium.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fluffy billowing head and a delightful pale colour, which becomes cloudy if you upend all of the contents. Who cares? This is a beguiling beer with a number of great characteristics. The fruity esters come out as bananas and apples and the marvellous balance of malt and saaz hops complete the overall experience.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2005 Bottled at Danish Beerfestival 2003: This is a great belgian beer!
Hints of apricot, plums, banana.. you name it! Allmost to easy drinkable for its ABV.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 Bottled.
Hazy pale yellow, huge creamy head. Yeasty backbone, plus fruits and wheat. Spicy flavour, with notes of choriander and apricot. A bit boring if you ask me.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice, light color. High carbonation. Has a distinct flavor typical of Belgian beers. Outside of that, the beer does not have much distinction. Overall it's worth to try.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Looks like Budweiser. Smells like gin. Tastes like Heaven. Drink too many(like, maybe four), and the next morning is hell. Beer perfection!!!