VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty aroma and flavor, but very clean and pleasant to drink. Probably my favorite Belgian, as I’m not enamoured by the style. Frothy white head hints at lots of carbonation and releases the aroma well. Crystal clear straw-like color is pleasant and the mouthfeel is wonderful.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy golden, nice head and lacing...sweet /fruit aroma, yeast, spice...typical belgium nose. Carbonation bites the tounge, yeasty, smooth and soft,a simple fruitness as well some alcohol detected but not a whole lot..remarkable balance..very crisp and tasty..clean ,dry, slightly bitter finish. Good but not great.Try the monkey.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light straw color, big head. Yeasty aroma and taste. A good beer but not as great as I had hoped for. I prefer the Chimays.
Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2001
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nicely peppery. The 8.5% abv is slyly hidden in this smooth elixer.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2004 had a few of these (5 i think) the other day and i wasn't HUGely impressed. it's a bit too light and tangily yeasty texturewise, although there's interesting peach/pear stuff. i know this is sposter be hoppy, and it probly is in comparison to leffe blond or something, but i didn't get too much of the stuff. maybe old bottles? the smell was kind of dusty too. i dunno. a bit flat, but still pretty drinkable. rer8 with a 750ml: wow the difference between bottle sizes is amazing. had em side by side and the smaller bottle was a lot sweeter, flatter and had less yeast and hops in the aroma (mayeb it was older?) and the big bottle was beautifully perfumey, really dry, fluffily fruity, and hoppy, with a much better rocky, frothy head on it like i remember duvel from when i first had it. there's a bit of alcohol but it's round and warming, not harsh at all. on this form it's right up in the 4's.
achtungpv (210) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a fine fine brew. Two or three is all you’ll need.
dins (266) - Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2001
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of Belgium’s finest. Nice balance of hoppiness and citrus-like flavors.
DeKreeft2799 (18) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Five of these and you’ll need a seatbelt to stay on your stool.
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 23, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
strong flavor,harsh after taste. i had it warm made this a kick ass beer.maybe ill try it again to get the full-ness of it.
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 22, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2008 Bottle 330 ml
Appearance: (4.7/5) Bright golden ale with large snow white, finely weaved with great ornamental lace.
Nose : (7.5/10) Floral , fresh continental hops with sweetness of golden grain , fresh yeasty dough.
Flavor/Palate : Light for its heavyweight numbers. Dry hopped front, lightly chewy malt with warmth of alcohol and bit of pepper. Interesting blend of pilsner light crispness with spice yeasty potency of Belgian blonde. (F-7.5/10)(P-3.8/5)