Cobra (1100) - - MAY 17, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml. brown bottle. /02 on the cork. Practically blew the cork right out of my hand when opened. Very effervescent, like a very good champagne. Poured out a faint straw yellow color, with a stiff peak meringue head on it. Slowly faded to a rocky, yeast clumped island of a head in the center of the glass. Aromas of Belgian yeast, cloves, slight banana background as well. Not much in the way of aroma hops. Slight tang to it as it's drank. Very rich mouthfeel, very filling as well. Fruity esters abound in this beer. Finishes dry on the tongue. No discernable aftertaste either. Crisp, very refreshing, and makes a wonderful antidote to a bad toothache.
A great beer from Belgium.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fluffy billowing head and a delightful pale colour, which becomes cloudy if you upend all of the contents. Who cares? This is a beguiling beer with a number of great characteristics. The fruity esters come out as bananas and apples and the marvellous balance of malt and saaz hops complete the overall experience.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2005 Bottled at Danish Beerfestival 2003: This is a great belgian beer!
Hints of apricot, plums, banana.. you name it! Allmost to easy drinkable for its ABV.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 Bottled.
Hazy pale yellow, huge creamy head. Yeasty backbone, plus fruits and wheat. Spicy flavour, with notes of choriander and apricot. A bit boring if you ask me.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice, light color. High carbonation. Has a distinct flavor typical of Belgian beers. Outside of that, the beer does not have much distinction. Overall it's worth to try.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Looks like Budweiser. Smells like gin. Tastes like Heaven. Drink too many(like, maybe four), and the next morning is hell. Beer perfection!!!
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large white head with significant lacing. Pale yellow in color. SPicy aroma and flavor. Fairly complex. High degree of carbonation. In spite of the relatively high alcohol level it hides it very well and is a nice brew.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden color (like a cloudy pils), huge rocky white head, mostly lasting, sheets of lace. Aroma is fruity, banana, apple, some lemon, yeasty, and grassy - very "fresh" smelling. Flavor follows with apple in the forefront, lemon hiding out in the back a bit, ends dry and grassy. Body is full, very lively carbonation.
PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - APR 16, 2003
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very pale with a bitter, footy aroma. Hints of orange peel. Light flavor and high carbonation lend a lager-like impression to this lacking beer.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2003 The Devil's beer (Duvel means Devil in Flemish)! Sweet and light this beer slays men like no other. Typifying the Belgian style, the flavour goes beyond sweet adding antique leather and smoky nuances. The rich rocky head leaves the classic ‘Belgian lace’. The triple fermentation was definitely worth the effort.