HungChad (13) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer just didnít get it done for me. There is basically no aroma - no off smells, but nothing particularly interesting either. Bit of dry malt and very light horseblanket. Visually - think Budweiser with a better head (although my son, whose favorite color is gold, found it more visually appealing than me). Just about the only real defining character points are the carbonation and strong alcoholic flavors, which I found offputting in this beer. It just doesnít have the flavor richness, palate or overall character to pull off the high alcohol content. For the price, I would not buy this one again.
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden blond beer, huge white foam. Fresh citrus aroma, dry malty accents, fine hoopyness. Beer is very lively and the taste is full boddied and dry with a fine hoppy bitterness.
FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hints of fruit, citrus comes to mind. Big olí white head, served in a glass is excellent. Nice golden color, a deep gold. It comes corked, giving you a special little feeling when you open it. You kinda want to shake it around and pour it on people when you open it. But itís $8 so you dont. An overall good beer.
Tommylove (2) - USA - OCT 14, 2005 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay, this beer is a little over-rated.
It has a great flavour and typical Belgian greatness, but I feel that the taste has been somewhat sacrificed for the overwhealming strength. Some beers can manage the 8% plus alcohol content without tasting too harsh, but this isnít one of them.
Itís a strong beer and tastes like it.
Enjoyable for one, but too much after a couple.
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pour from a bottle with a generous, lasting head with lacing and a yellow-gold color. Sweet licorice, vanilla and dates in the aroma. Flavor is fruit and spice and everything nice. Nice dry cleansing finish. Another great Belgian Ale.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - OCT 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excelent beer. Well balanced, with fruit and herbs present throughout. Really enjoyed it.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with a large white head. Smell is floral with fruity notes. Taste is crisp and refreshing with smooth hoppy undertones and a hint of green apple.
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh thatís good, nice colour, nice taste, nice after effect, very quaffable. Iíd recommend this to anyone, but watch your legs if youíre sitting down to drink it, theyíll wobble.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle-This beer poured out a cloudy yet golden color,with a nice head.The aroma was sweet and the taste was fruity with hints of banana and vanilla.This is a truely great Belgian ale.
lamas (1550) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Best before: November 2007. A slightly hazy pale-gold pour with a HUGE fluffy white head. Chunky lace all the way down my Duvel glass. The yeasty aroma is quite fruity and spicy. Thin body. No surprises taste-wise. Sweet and fruity with spices throughout. Bready with hints of banana and vanilla. A touch of alcohol in the finish. Solid beer.