Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, a little cloudy. Beautiful, large white head (pillow-like!?!). Fruity aroma with a little bit of spice and citrus. Soft, fresh (little sweet, acidic, bitter), complex! The high ABV is hard to detect.
sloth (2535) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle. Large pure white head, rocky, growing reaching out of my tasting glass minutes after the initial pour, weird. Hazy, straw color. Steady stream of bubbles rising up through this beer, keeping the head strong. Spicey hop nose with some breadyness and hints of alc. also.Medium body, effervescent mouthfeel. Slightly sour, dry with some nice fruity flavors. Finishes dry with a crisp hop bite. The laceing and head were intense, right to the last sip. Very nice beer.
hp38 (4) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2003 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really nice golden color with hazy swirls in it, Nice taste but a bit to strong for my personal taste
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice slightly hazy golden color and look at all the bubbles! Has a grand head that really doesn't disappear, it just follows your progress down the side of the glass. Spicy lemon aroma. Medium bodied and tangy, with a sour note that I didn't find at all offensive. Dryish finish and the alcohol is noticeable but not pushy. Yes, very good, very interesting.
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - JUN 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really god beer. A strong citrus taste mixed with some spice. The alcohol taste is really sweet, it's hard to believe it is so high.
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful clear pale gold color, with a gorgeous head of white foam, with pinpoint carbonation thanks to the bottle conditioning. Smells like freshly mown hay and yeast, with something kind of funky going on also. Palate is perfect, no bite, smooth. The flavor of Duvel always surprises me, shockingly complex for such a lightly colored beer. The hay and yeast are still there, but so is an amazing interplay of malts and hops. The faintest touch of alcohol warmth at the end, sort of a subtle reminder of the velvet hammer lurking around in this beer. Just fantastic.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2004 Hazy light gold color with a lagrge white head. Plenty of citrus and spice in the nose. Big-bodied with plenty of carbonation. Flavor filled with spices and fruit, namely banana and citrus fruits. Slight warming on its way down and a smooth finish. Very nice.
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy, zesty citrus aroma. Bright straw appearance and giant rocky head. Moderately heavy body is lightened by the enormous carbonation that delivers bready, banana undertones and spicy alcohol to the roof of your mouth. Earthy, bitter & warming finish. Superlative.
Holdwine (1089) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fogot how much I enjoyed this strong ale. Lovely golden color with a head as deep and white as a Vermont winter. Citrus notes galore. A pleasure to drink such a well made ale. Spices and fruits surface as you drink more.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice looking golden ale with a head white as snow. Interesting aroma, like another rater said almost a buttery aroma. Very smooth and drinkable despite the unnoticable high abv. I've never had this one before but it reminds me of the Urthel I had recently. I also taste a blend of fruit but nothing leaping out at me. This ale gives me a very relaxing feeling and I can see why some have such an affinity for it.