jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. A wonderful dark amber brown apperance. A sweet caramel flavor.
MrDick (335) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mr.Dick’s first review...
Ale has a dark brown appearance much like the leather coaster from Deschutes Brewery - but tastes much different (the beer, not the coaster). Carbonated waterfalls cascade to the surface with great head - sexual innuendos prevail. Mild smell of coliander and orange peel stuck to a metal grater. Ale has some complex flavors that change over time. Sweet malt as the beer warms makes for easy drinking. Alcohol sticks to your tongue and not to your glass.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another excellent Belgian. Sweet with a drying hoppy finish at first, which vastly improved and became more balanced as I was able to swirl the bottle and effectively pour the yeast into my glass, and the effects of the high alcohol might also have played a small role.
Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2002
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m, once again, sipping as I’m writing. This triple ale is truly marvelous. A variety of flavors, toffee, some rich molasses hints but it works. Describing it doesn’t do it justice. It’s a heavy beer so don’t expect to sit down and drink a six of this stuff. But if you’re in the mood to kick back, relax and be a Connoisseur then this will make you happy indeed. Very complex and ever changing flavors as it warms up. Excellent.
tourette (207) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer. I had it on tap, and it was excellent. Almost a bit too sweet for my tastes, but not quite. One glass was perfect. Not something I could drink all night.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2003 A quite heavy and strong beer. Sweet and fruity with a beutiful thick head. After a few glasses of Gulden Draak it is hard for you to drink other beers.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful mahogany color, frothy head, a very nice sweet finish. I’m surprised to see tha the ABV is 10.5%. I couldn’t taste it. Very smooth.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity nose. Lovely ruby shade, huge toffee head. Strong first taste of alcohol, plums, raisins, port, malt. Satiny finish. Complex. Very good.
BelTrippler (6) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice twist on my favorite style of beer. The overall strength of this ale embelishes the taste and makes everything a little more empowering. Nice presentation. Unmistakable compliment to Steenberge’s Piraat.
jaymobrown (1606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A sweet beer with a dark color. Strong with good, subtle fruit flavors.