99beerman (29) - Gardners, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(33cL Bottle) Pale golden yellow in color with a thick, bubbly head, it has a nose rich in vanilla, with some hop and spice content. On the palate it is smooth, light and lively, almost creamy, with a taste and texture that give a misleadingly low impression of its strength. It has a distinct bitterness, along with citrus and vanilla flavours in abundance, but the strength only becomes apparent towards the finish - there is a rush of hop character and a hefty, malty kick that lets you know you’re drinking something stronger than your average brew. This becomes more obvious the further you get down the glass. Aftertaste is beguilingly fizzy, with lingering vanilla and hop notes. This is a very palatable beer which can be consumed either cold as an aperitif, or at room temperature as an alternative to port.
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of Belgians I like as it has less of that herbal/floral note. Well balanced, not too sweet, very smooth.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bright yellow with a beautiful thick head, almost like vanilla ice cream...smells fruity and yeasty, grapefruit and apple...maybe cloves too...tastes very dry and fruity...a good beer...alcohol is masked very well...
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
well, i almost feel bad rating this beer since there are currently 666 ratings and i will make the 667th rating of the devil, but anyway: slightly orangish golden color with nice foamy white head with good retention. light on the palate with a nice sharp bite. fruit--some apple and grapefruit. very bubbly. enjoyable
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2004 330ml Bottle. A nice beer. Golden coloured, with a massive fluffy white head. Spicy, fruity taste. Fairly carbonated. Yeasty. Fairly big alcohol kick.
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ah , the devil Duvel. The right amount of yeasty goodness for this type of ale. Got the free glass with the four pack so that was a plus!
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich yellow color with an immaculate white head which persisted for a while. Definitely catch the aroma of alcohol in this one, as well as a biting alcohol aftertaste. Considering the alcohol content (which became quickly apparent) It went down easy and I’d drink it again. Overpriced for sure, though.
Kevin (2158) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. a lovely pour hazy dark yellow with a fat fluffy white head.This keeps a constant stream of bubbles floating up from the base of my glass. yeasty grape aroma.very strong taste, very earthy with a biting citrus that i can’t put a name to. sweet slightly alcoholic finish. this is very warming and it gets on top of me quickly.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an expansive head with Brussels lacing in evidence. Continued carbonation stream thru the finish. Light yellow golden color for an ale. Softer less complex than other Belgian strong ales. Unique bottle. Quite good though I prefer the Chimay line.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUL 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My little bottle poured out a very pale yellow that lasted with a one finger white head that lasted all the way to the final sip. I think this is made with a lot of wheat. It has a very dry spicy flavour with hints of citrus. The alcohol warms nicely on the finish.