hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, I’ve got this one head to head with PranQster and the new kid wins, hands down. Duvel is a tad prettier, almost the same cool orange color but the ebullient head gives it the nod. But from that point on the rocky lemon selzer action of the thing just gets in the way of the flavor, IMO. Same (maybe even bigger) citrus front and spicy, peppery close as its American emulator, but that frothing fluffiness is too distracting for me. Even when it subsides, it subsides into a soft sweetness, bitter chasing that I don’t find as satisfying as Pranqster’s mellower tones.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good Belgian starter ale. Not as strong or rich as others, but uniquely flavored and smooth. Noticeable alcohol, but not much of an aftertaste, if any.
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2003 Not much to say that hasn't already been said. Pale, strong, can taste the alcohol a little. Kind of bitter finish. Re-rate: 8/18/03 becoming one of my favorite beers. best head I've ever seen, very consistent. very good beer
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent Belgian ale, but not my favorite. I prefer darker ones. One nice thing about this, though, is that the alcohol is well covered despite the relatively high ABV.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full body evidenced by it’s large, lasting head and lace. Flavour is quite reminiscent of Chimay White minus the yeast bite. Perhaps a little too sweet.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2003 Very pale cloudy yellow color. Huge frothy white head. Champagne like carbonation. Yeasty fruity aroma. Complex spicy flavor... a hint of pineapple and clove Alcohol warming present.
pilsnerrogge (2397) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2010 Impressive head. Pale, golden colour, somewhat cloudy. Yeasty, fruity aroma. Light body. Grassy, spicy, dry flavour.
rich42 (128) - USA - JUN 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
fairly clean for a belgian. fruity - but not that funky. can’t taste much in the way of spices if they’re there. main flavors are of malt and alchohol (but not in a bad way). medium bodied / well balanced. has a murky pale-amber look to it. very nice.
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed this beer, strong bitter tasting. Was drinking heavily when I started on this one maybe that’s why it reminded me of a gray clay, but I like clay so that’s all right. Cool bottle.
luc99 (4) - 9100 sint-niklaas, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
after tasting several beers i always come back to this pure and great beer