homebrewer799 (12) - Roslindale, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like this beer, but as far as Belgian beers go, itís not the best. I suppose itís just not malty enough for my taste.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Like most other Belgian Strong Ale's I've tried, this one is a bit strong on the carbonation. Nice pleasant aroma. Strong alcohol presence. I probably need to visit this beer a second time in the near future.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first Belgian Ale. A strong flavour one would not expect from the pale yellow colour. It had nice body, if you could find it through the carbonation. Interesting sweet/perfumey nose and finish.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
strong hops, floral like aroma, golden blond coloring, medium on the palate, starts sweet, and finishes with a spicy peppery taste. very enjoyable beer, with a nice kick.
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A really tasty Belgian Strong Ale with a major kick. Well-balanced. It can really sneak up on you.
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the great ones. I had this years ago and remember loving it, now I had the opportunity to have a couple for the record. The head is monstrous and doesnít go away. In fact, I poured the first one too hard and ended up sucking up some of the head. I typically roll the foam in my mouth until it dissipates, but it never did. You could throw a bucket of salt on this head and itís not going anywhere. Anyhow, back to the beer. Huge perfumey aroma with some alcohol somewhere in the background. The perfuminess exists in the foreground and makes way for some sweetness and some very subtle hop flavors courtesy of Saaz. A real treat.
JMerritt (1828) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, is there alcohol in this thing? ;)
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very smooth brew. A nice sweet kick especially on the first sip. Great head.
igneous1 (1503) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
perfumey aroma and fruity taste...my first belgian strong ale, i will try more
IanMcChouffe99 (40) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good beer. But it sure has a kick to it.