jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale straw in color, a little hazy. Incorporates a nice wheat flavor in a generally bitter belgian ale. Quite good.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful appearance,perfectly golden ale with a huge white frothy head and lots of carbination.Delicious hoppy taste,but with a definate kick to it.It doesnt taste like it has such a big alcohol content though - I could drink this all night.First time tonight,but not the last!!!
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice golden color.. lots of carbonation, thick white head on pour and lots of it... smelled of a mild fruitiness..
Carried a sweet taste clean going down.. no bitterness at all... it had hints of lots of fruits although I could’nt identify them...
Kelvinator (32) - Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA - JUN 18, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost champagne-like bubbles. Explosive head (not too thick) gone after a few seconds. Very hoppy and spicy, resembling white fruits, tastes clean and strong.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this in The Cellar, St.Andrews, Scotland. Gold Coloring. Fruit. Floral. Very smooth.
Reid (2302) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ok I have decided to try a foray in to Belgian beers in the next few months, as I have overlooked them in my ratings..so heres a good start an old fav. Duvel.Love the bottle!
Poured into a chalice its an attractive beer , after the fury of the pour is over..its light golden with livelly carbonation and a large frothy white head.
Nice spicy coriander aroma..also bananas come to the fore..over ripe.
Nice smooth malts followed lightning fast by the spiciness..then a long slow sugary finish..alcohol well hidden.
Very nice on the tongue,,invigorating.
Very drinkable for one so strong..I will buy this again.
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a slightly hazey pale starw color with a miraculous chunky white head that lasts and lasts. Tons of effervescence from a bottle conditioned ale spirals up the glass sides. Aromas of lemon, pepper and dried bread. Starts with a shocking schwak of citrusy peppery power then the palate fills with complex spicy, nutty tastes then a clean dry finish wher the hops linger with the spicy aftertastes...WoW!! This is a pale, dry, balanced, bottle conditioned high strenght ale that delivers taste, refreshes and warms...pretty much sex in a bottle.
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hint of wheat, but not the predominant flavor. I taste clove all over this beer. Dry [for a high gravity beer] and aromatic ... I love it. This is the first Belgian beer of gravity that I can actually claim that I really like. Most are too syrupy for human consumption. This beer is complex; the impact evolves for several minutes after taking a drink.
brownaler (534) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has the appearance of a pilsner, but is unmistakably a Belgian Ale. Loads of fruit and flower dominate this beer. Could drink this beer the whole night.
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured a very hazy golden with a white head that remained throughout. A fruity flavor that had a slight alcoholic bite. This was very sweet, but good.