Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow color. Big frothy lingering head. Yeasty fruity nose. Tingly carbonation gives way to a malty sweetness. Aftertaste is quite yeasty
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight citrus lemon aroma. Clear yellow color with a big white head that hung around forever, (bottle conditioned). Very effervesant, tart some phenolic flavors with citrus flavors that had a dry finish. This is a good example of a Belgian Strong Golden Ale. This just isn't one of my favorite styles but I'm rating this based on the style and not on how I like it.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a golden color with a good bit of carbonation and big white head. Smell is yeast/spice/fruit. Taste is malted and finishes with a slight bitterness. Overall one of the better Belgian beer that I have had...
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great beeer. Really enjoyable. Warms you up. A huge white foamy head, yellow in color. Very malty. Great beer.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty, musty, lemon, apple, banana and a wonderful spiciness in the nose. Cloudy straw colour with big pillowy white head that finally recedes with excellent lacing. Citrus zing with a pleasing bitterness in the finish. Incredible thick mouthfeel. Bottle.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first ood beer ever...1989, Brussels, Belgium. I wonderif it is the same now as it was then? A classice huge white foamy head, cloudy yellow in color. A musty fruity aroma. Malty with a little tartness. I may even detect a hint of hops in the flavor and aroma. I would say that this is easily a favorite in my book, and a great beer to know that it is available when you nned a good Belgian and no others are around.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a beer! beautiful golden color with a rocky snow white head that budges for no man. great nose. dry ,light hops and a high abv (rare as I'm led to believe) malty without being to sweet. truly a beer that stands alone
icanrate (22) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle - Pours a hazy straw golden color with a huge white, creamy, sudsy looking head that lasts, which takes on a craggy mountainous surface appearance after a bit. Spicy smells, sweet fruitiness like banana and nectary pears, a bit of alcohol smell. Kind of sweet tasting, a little malt, definately some bitter hops in the finish, some alcohol flavor, but goes down easily. Lively on the tongue, but not in a bad way. Pretty good feel in the mouth. Nice!
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Duvel me baby! This beer has a thick rich light head on it that you try to penatrate through to taste that bubbly champange like taste you get. On any holiday you will find me at one time or another with a glass of Duvel in my hand.
alanC (36) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale, slightly straw color. Good clarity. Big to huge head depending on how you pour. The head lasts well and leaves good lace. Aroma of sweet malt and slightly yeasty. Crisp flavor with clean finish that hides the alcohol well. Very Good Beer.