BjorBok Freysa (28) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 22, 2001
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow!!! This on is the beer from Hell (which is a compliment in my dictionary), where did they hide that one from me all this time? I just love it! The head is nice, thick and creamy and it just won’t go away. Very impressive! The aroma is great and crispy and the taste is just a rush for all you’re senses. You can feel the hops and some “fruitiness”. A bit complex taste. And the aftertaste…ooo just when you thought things couldn’t get any better the long lasting great aftertaste sneaks up on you with a nice heat feeling from the alcohol.
jbrus (4993) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2003 Light fruity aroma with a hint of vegetable. Yellow color, large white head, very good lace. Light sweet, fruity, light hoppy. Short finish and a little dry.
tapIluv99 (41) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just the color of this beer was a turn off; too yellow for me. The beer is puzzling, not sure what to say about this one. In the future, Iíll give it another try.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2001
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
*sigh*. I want to like it. I really do, but I donít. It lacks the chewy yeastiness of, say, Chimay Blue, and the finish is far too peppery. Donít get the fruitiness in this one at all.
ssurp (23) - trenton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2001
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I know its the standard Belgian strong, but a bit too peppery in the finish and the alcohol shows up a bit too much at the end also. I like Westvleteren much better.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 3, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
good introduction to íweirdí Belgian beer. if thatís what you call it
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had Fin du Monde first and I found them to be virtually indistinguishable, except for the fact that Duvel is slightly drier and the alcohol is not as apparent. Great fruitiness and yeastiness, and a powerful aroma. Be sure to have it in the right glass!
achtungpv (190) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a fine fine brew. Two or three is all youíll need.
DeKreeft2799 (18) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Five of these and youíll need a seatbelt to stay on your stool.
Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2001
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nicely peppery. The 8.5% abv is slyly hidden in this smooth elixer.