tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clove and citrus dominate the powerful, but quickly dissipating aroma. Perfect appearance with a bright golden color and a huge and everlasting white foam head. Very mild alcoholic warmth is masked well by clove, hop bitterness, and a nice grainy maltiness. Found myself unable to leave my couch after a couple these.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lite to no head,light golden color,fruity aroma can’t put my finger on what fruit but definately citrus in nature.highly carbonated,an almost champagne feel to it.Wheatie in flavor, the alcohol stay’s well hidden finish is light and some what dry.all around not bad but would prefer more flavor in the finish
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 4, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer that started my Belgian beer obsession.Champagne strong fine carbonation.Super crisp and dry.Clean bitter finish.
Hansen (7261) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Have I got a bad bottle of Duval? For me it was unpleasent and sour/acetic.
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent enough Belgian. Nice Golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma has hints of hops spices and citrus. Quite acidic and too carbonated for my taste. Clean dry finish. I might add that the alcohol is well hidden.
chouffe (8) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rockiest, thick head I have ever seen. Deceptive, considering the alcohol content. Finest ale for it’s style in the world.
eetcafealgarve99 (12) - quarteira, PORTUGAL - DEC 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2007 This beer is decent, but it’s mainly yeast and hops. This is a beer whose appearance is so distinctive that it gets some extra points. (Yes, there is a massive head, yes it’s very cloudy, these are the distinguishing characteristics.)
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - DEC 24, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice fresh aroma, light color with incredible thick head and lots of lace. A ton of carbonation but give it a few minutes to settle down before drinking. Perfectly balanced to my tongue. Delicious.
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Is there a bad Belgian Ale?? Excellent balance, very smooth, slightly hoppy, with a great finish.