LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely my favorite Belgian beer, although Chimay Blue is the other that I like. I had a Duvel month a couple of years ago, when I drank it several times a week. But after the first bottle, which I thought was one of the finest beers I ever had, it got old, and fast. I just don’t like Belgian beers. Definitely in large part because the yeast they use tastes terrible. I think that you are either a Belgian fan or you aren’t.
jh773 (46) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a smaller-than-expected head. Bubblegum and straw in the nose. Taste is yeast, bread, straw, champagne grapes. Very fizzy, distractingly so at first but it settles down as you let it sit. Refreshing and tasty.
ABT_S54 (89) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle served in a Duvel glass. Pours a very pale straw colour with a voluminous white head with excellent carbonation. Nicely balanced beer with very little sweetness coming through (compared with say Delrium Tremens) but a much more grown-up taste with a stony dryness. Not that special compared with other beers of the style but one worth having now and then. Hides the alcohol extremely well.
Moravius (275) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Diverse Flaschen, frisch, aber auch länger gelagert. - Blasses Gelb, überreichlich feinporiger Schaum. - In der Nase wie im Antrunk dominiert ein scharf-fruchtiger Geschmack nach grünen Äpfeln. Wenig Malzaromen. Eigenartig „hartes“ Mundgefühl. Staubtrockener Abgang. - Wenig aromatisch und zu hart im Mund - "hard to drink". Dieses Bier ist auf seine Art gewiß ein Klassiker - mir will es trotzdem nicht so recht schmecken.
Jorn69 (550) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
@ Röhällavägen. Flaska från Systembolaget (26:-). Fruktig med vetetoner, kryddig med jästtoner, en hel del alkohol, ganska hög sötma. Avslutningen är fruktig och söt med jästtoner.
scottypostal (5) - Grass Valley, California, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
After gently pouring into the glass, the pure white fluffy head climbs towards the sky well beyond the rim of the glass. Massive fizzy yellow, crisp, clear. Delightful belgian yeast smell and taste. This beer is a treat.
Campm (2) - - APR 13, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Much more complicated than I expected by the hazy golden appearance. Honey is the dominant thought in the finish but there is so much more here.
mkam (46) - POLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden, very high, white head. Aroma: malt, spices, lemon. Taste: light malt sweetness, spices, little lemon acidic sensation. Lightly bitter, medium carbonation. Good ale.
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from Kvadrat, Sandnes. Clear, heavily sparkling, pale golden body with a foamy, large, white head leaving a fair amount of lacing. Spicy Belgo yeast and wooden notes on the nose. Refreshingly acidic and spicy with a light malt sweetness and an even lighter bitterness. Medium bodied. Dry mouth. Spicy berry residue remains.
commonshawn (264) - - APR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden with luxurious white head. Fresh and classic Belgian. So nice to drink, very easy and clean but finishes with classic Belgian yeast and slightly bitter combo. Very good.
mathieuc (983) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear and light golden with a thick white head that leaves great lacing. Nose is spicy for the most part but also a little floral. Taste is a little sweet and a little bitter, quite balanced. Spicy flavors ride over a gently spiced background. Body is medium, carbonation quite intense. Finishes bitter with an overall belgian impression. Quite elegant, I didn’t remember it being this good. Between this and the single hop treatment this is a really nice beer and a total classic.