MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 Bright golden with a cotton white afro of foam that clings to the glass like a spiders web. Aroma of honey, pear, pils malt, alcohol and slight banana. A very full and well carbonated beer that tastes of apples, pears and honey. Classic.
ipaderek99 (6) - Mill Valley, California, USA - FEB 13, 2002 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iíve never been to Belgium, but Iíve been drinking Belgian Ales for 10 years and this is my favorite one. The big bottles can be a problem in areas with extreme heat. But if you stick to the small bottles, you canít go wrong. It doesnít get any better. Light bodied for a beer thatís 8.5 percent alcohol. Also manages not to have the big Alcohol taste a lot of beers this strong have. Beautiful nose and finish along with the best head in the beer world. Yum.
PSUJason99 (96) - Montclair, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, this a great beer, hard to find by me, but when I do, look out...Has a great kick, and one of my favorite Belgian and overall beers.
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I vaguely remember trying this when I was a íyoung íun, new to wearing suspenders and drinking good beer. At that time I couldnít finish it, as the flavor overpowered me, so I went back to my Corona and other weak brews. But time has a way of giving us benefits while taking other things away from us...Upon opening, a fruity aroma, nice head, and lots of carbonation (watch those bubbles go!). Some hoppiness to it. More than vaguely reminiscent of a weissbier. And the head never seems to go away. Fruity, strong with bite, though not having an overly apparent alcohol flavor. I thought I even imagined I tasted a hint of spearmint...Easy to drink considering the content, and quite nice with light food or without. I found the flavor was enhanced when imbibed at a less cold temperature. Cellar temp over refridgerator cold.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, white, fully lasting. Body is hazy light to medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with light notes of lemon zest, pepper, and alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Seems more plain and ordinary than I remember.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2007 Good head, clear blond color. Aroma of hay and grass. Medium body. Somewhat sweet hoppy finish.
vyvyanbastard99 (7) - USA - FEB 8, 2002 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cool label, but for a much better taste and the same 8.5%, try Delirium Tremens.
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís crisp, a little sweet and fruity (Like pearts somehow) and it will knock you on yer ass! Had trouble finding this one as i forgot how to spell it. Get out your yard glass and sing your favorite Belgian tune. Not for Dark beer lovers, not for wimps either.
joet (2038) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 4, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Re-Rate: cellared, 8 year old magnum. Softened hop finish is down to just about a bit of tartness, the brett levels are about the same, the body has pronounced honey and cracker flavors. Very nice.
original: A perfect experience was had by a friend and I with a magnum of a cellared Duvel on New Years.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I donít know how to compare this to the others Iíve tried in this style. The color is that of a golden sunrise, very nice in the glass. The head is weak and disappears quickly. Initial taste is slightly medicinal with a little mint thrown in, but not at all unpleasant, and a little like very dry champagne. Itís just so different from Chimay, for example, except maybe the white and I donít like that much anyway. This ale is spicy and may be an acquired taste. I like it, and it is much better with slightly greasy food, Iím just not sure how much or if I want it again. Maybe right time, right place.