HansJM (358) - NORWAY - FEB 12, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
To be a 10% beer, this was very mild. Too mild, I think. It’s not that it was bad. It was well balanced and with half the % it would have been good. With 10% I expect more. Much more.
schuimkroaat (422) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, bbe 14th Apr 06. Lovely honey colour, weak head. Aroma of (baker’s?) yeast, bread and alcohol. Sweet and sourish, dry, some caramel and clearly alcohol. A very gentle bitterness towards the end.
Ungstrup (29482) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A dark orange beer with a huge though collapsing off-white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol as well as hints of caramel. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of alcohol which gives it notes of metal. The alcohol runs warming over the tongue, but is too much for me. The flavor also contains notes of caramel. The finish is warm and quite dry - as if the alcohol suck the water out of the mouth.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The bar where I drank this, Celtics in Mexico City, said it was an ale from England. It didn’t taste like any English ale I’d had, so I guess a Belgian Strong makes sense. I noticed very little aroma, the head was foamy and white while the beer itself was a good blonde color. To me the taste was sweet with strong hints of alcohol. The plate was very smooth, I didn’t notice much of the bitterness other people have noticed. Overall, a good, but not great beer.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Gordon’s Finest Gold Lighter Fluid. Bottle bought in a little store in Brussels. Apparently this is
Belgium’s answer to Tennents Super or Special Brew. The second most seen item on the Brussels streets
(after dog waste) are empty cans of this, and i saw several traps drinking it. It’s no suprise though, it’s
cheap, pale, strong and easily obtainable. Very harsh alcohol character, syrupy with searing bitterness.
Dorqui (2110) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 10, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Compact but little long-lasting foam. Yellow color gold is introduced shining and firm. Much alcoholic one, with a strong and persistent body. Decidedly canted.
GonZoBeeR (2933) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Odeur de sucre et d’alcool.Elle a une belle couleur ambre avec une belle mousse.Au gout elle est tres sucre avec un gout d’alcool.Elle a une belle rondeur de sucre et d’alcool.Elle resemble a la bush de de dubuison.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 Strong, almost out of beer clasification, but anyway, I enojy it, I had to get even with it, since I had to throw it away in Belgium.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The colour is golden yellow; the big, hard foam is white.
The smell is full of fruity notes: Sweet apples, apricots and peaches are mixed with the smell of alcohol.
The taste is sweet with hints of puff pastry, wheat flour and fruit-flavoured marshmallows, but not in an annoying way. It got a light, plain taste of hops in the background. The soft aftertaste is quite alcoholic, but it got notes of sweet bread, butter (diacetyl) and marzipan.
I enjoyed this beer, shame about the high level of alcohol. After drinking a bottle (330 ml), I got very tired and a bit dizzy. Which is strange, I don’t get that reaction when I drink a pint of ESB that contains as much alcohol as in this bottle.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light yellow in colour with a long white head... malty... grassy... taste of burnt sugar... I was expecting more. sort of a disappointment.