DrnkMcDermott (2807) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2004 Interesting how everyone perceives the flavor a little differently. I got a taste of bitter orange in my glass. Belgian style sugar does not interfere with the taste, and there is a nice hoppy nose, too. That and a head that can rise above the edge of the glass like a meringue!
Additional note: Aug. 04: That last bottle from my stash had a much more sour note than I'd noticed before. Of course that's acceptable in a Belgian, though maybe less in a Belgian strong ale. This bottle was also over a year older than my first taste.
filippomassari (5) - Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour with a white persistent foam. Lively carbonization. medium sweetness, lightly bitter. In general, a nice a drinkable beer with a strong and unique taste.
laakus (22) - Nossebro, - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden color. Nose is dry. Taste is bitter with a light touch of alcohol. Drygt finish.
Niknyk (2) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 33 cl bottle. Hazy, light golden colour with huge head with excellent retention and lacing. Nose is fruity and yeasty. Taste follows the nose with malty and citrus notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Slight bitterness. Medium body with excellent carbonation. Overall, a very drinkable and tasty beer.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
graf0 (95) - POLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Duvel jest w kolorze jasnego złota. Przy przelewaniu tego piwa powstaje obfita piana, która jest za rzadka oraz szybko jej ubywa. Na jej plus jest to, że obwódka pozostaje do samego końca picia. W zapachu jest to piwo mocno przyprawowe, pieprzowe, fenolowe, lekka wanilia, toffi, brak zapachu alkoholu co przy 8,5 % robi wrażenie. W smaku mamy wyraźną goryczką, trochę alkoholową. Smak gorzki uzupełniają akcenty alkoholowe oraz jakiś gorzkich owoców. Całość bukietu smaku dopełniają delikatne nuty słodowe. W odczuciu jest to piwo średnio wytrawne, bardzo mocno nasycone dwutlenkiem węgla.
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"i like the head, but after that it really did nothing for me that would make it stand out from any other belgian blonde/strong. That said, it’s pretty good, just not unique."
gustavofnd (23) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCT 17, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Não faz muito meu gosto. Não achei nada demais na cerveja. Não vale a compra, pois além de nada demais tem um preço alto
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
miyauchi38 (269) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
eduardovl (864) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic 330ml bottle poured in a Grimbergen chalice.
As mentioned by others, it’s difficult to review such a "simple" and "popular" beer which is, at the same time, so fantastic.
A: Pours a pale yellow hazy color, nothing special. However, its head is impressively big (actually, huge), bubbled, creamy and persistent. Tons of lacings are left
S: Smell is a bless. Really. Spicy. Stingy. Citrus. Sweet grains. Special attention to the Belgian yeasts and citrus and grassy hops
T: Taste follows the nose. I mean, exceptional. Sweet grains, Belgian yeasts and hops, oh yeah, wonderful hops. In overall, a quite dry beer in the palate. The bitter aftertaste is just a must
M: Heavy creamy body. Huge carbonation. Excellent bitterness
O: The truth is that its taste is simply extraordinary: Delicious malt taste and very bitter end. Its mouthfeel and drinkability are just perfect to a beer with such a high ABV.
Therefore, IMHO this beer has a good reputation just because it deserves it...
[ BA Review @ 1/9/2010 ]
waiake (106) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle pours cloudy pale with a large frothy long lasting head, the aroma is fruit citrus yeast spice even malt, the taste is sweet spicy bitter with a sense of the alcohol in the background, definitely a fine drop
assousa (4) - - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excelente, sem tanto amargor, mas muito lúpulo! Aparência com certa turbidez, e bem aromática.