Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2002
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Beer does not live up to aroma. Way too bitter for my liking...and VERY pricey.
stic (109) - Oostende, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is very popular with foreign tourists. Bitter, coriander, a little fruity. Good for a relaxing evening.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A peaceful king sipping his white wine…Eating an apple in the barn…Dusting pepper on champagne…
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice carbonation with ’lace’. Fruity and malty balanced well with hops. An all too easily drinkable strong ale.
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
good beer yes one of a kind been to the brewery this is only one of several beers made by moortgat
omhper (19972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale yellow, hazy and lively. Big yeasty, fruity aroma. Complex, spicy, funky and immensly complex. Also dangerously drinkable (Damn! Is that bottle already empty?) A world classic that has many followers.
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2004 Prickly aroma of citrus. Hopbitter, citric taste, vanilla and honey. Surprisingly light for its 9% alcohol content. Strong hopbitter finish. Complex and delicious.
Re-rate 75 cl bottle. Bottled 12/02. Tasted more soft than a remembered from the 33 cl bottle I had before. Maybe a hint of rubber in the aroma. I'll stick to the original rating.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straw color,citrus aroma and citrus flavor.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, I’ve got this one head to head with PranQster and the new kid wins, hands down. Duvel is a tad prettier, almost the same cool orange color but the ebullient head gives it the nod. But from that point on the rocky lemon selzer action of the thing just gets in the way of the flavor, IMO. Same (maybe even bigger) citrus front and spicy, peppery close as its American emulator, but that frothing fluffiness is too distracting for me. Even when it subsides, it subsides into a soft sweetness, bitter chasing that I don’t find as satisfying as Pranqster’s mellower tones.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good Belgian starter ale. Not as strong or rich as others, but uniquely flavored and smooth. Noticeable alcohol, but not much of an aftertaste, if any.