mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy yellow. fluffy head that sticks around. great yeast and fruit on the nose. subtle spice. quite drinkable for 8.5%abv.
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice strong ale with lagerish tendencies. This guy in Belgium told me you swill the glass quickly to perk the head up and drink it through an inch of foam - hence the type of glass they served it in. Learn something new every day.
mancer99 (13) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clean and smooth. The head is amazing and overall the beer is pretty close to flawless.
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful lace and pillowing head of ever- lasting foam. Whiffs of wholemeal bread and strong fragrance, frangipanni or hyacinth or something sweet like that. Deep flavour of oak, orange, blackberry and light spice. Well masked alcohol.$5-50(Aus) for 330mls. I’d do it again, for sure. yum....
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am growing to be afraid of Belgians in that ugly, stubby bottle, but this one is not very hot and has a pleasant taste.
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2002
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear Pale yellow color with a nice lasting head. Complex sweet taste with hints of both malt and hop. No trace of that it keeps a nice 8.5%!
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer - with a very yellow color and a good head.
Ingevara (816) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
It has a stiff, detergent like froth that last the whole beer, and that’s a long time because it doesn’t taste well. A stale flavor like all belgian ales, no depth,, no nothing. No thanks!
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2002
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale gold with heavy carbonation bubbles forming a fine bubble head. Slightly woody aroma with a heaviness detectable underneath. Initially tingly to the palate this has a bland finish and quickly fades. Small woody notes, unbalanced carbonation with a sour aftertaste. Very dissapointing.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is proving to be rather difficult to rate. Very light color with a beautiful creamy head, smells like candy and fruity hops; I almost expected this to taste like an American standard at first but had the sense smacked back into me with my first sip. The bottle boasts of Styrian and Saaz hops which give the beer a very distinct flavor. Sharp fruitness followed by very prominent alchohol and then by a mild malty banana-like finish that sticks with you for the duration of the evening. This beer is very light when consumed at low temperatures, but as the glass warms it is actually quite sharp in the nose with a noticeable body.