beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold color, medium head, Malty, spicy and yeasty, typical of a Belgian. Citrusy. Refreshing and very drinkable. High alcohol (8.5%) not really noticeable. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Nice beer.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy medium gold color.Bubbles shoot up the middle of my Duvel glass.Medium bitterness,clean finish. Perhaps a little more hoppy than Duvel.
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
some faint apple aromas, welcome belgian yeastiness, slightly citric, light bodied and very drinkable despite the abv. Strength without being prominent.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Highly carbonated. Fat head, sinks quickly. Foggy golden blonde color.Malty tangy nose. Hoppy dry finish. Not the best BSA. But very drinkable.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-Rate 10/16/02: The pour a somewhat ’Hazy’ golden color, the head is white, modest in size, the lace in filmy sheets, to coat the glass. Nose is malt, citrus, light bubble gum tones, sweet. Front is malt sweet, the top is light, the finish intensely acidic, fairly well hopped, dry, and a nice ’Belly Warming’ from the high abv. Quite a decent drinking beer this bottle is 18 months old, and has improved with age. Ranks #499 on my current 1000 beer master list.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color. At the start, huge amounts of foam. But it disappears within a couple of minutes, but doesn’t die totally. Small lacing remains. Spicy aroma, like a Duvel or a Piraat. Also spicy taste. Somewhat more sweetness in the aftertaste. Definitely not like a Duvel.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 22, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
For a Belgian Ale, not one of the best exports they produce. Carbonation is way too high, to the point of distraction in the mouth. Could have been a bad bottle. Some fruitiness to the Aroma but not remarkable or memorable. Very little maltiness and a bit cloying after swallowed. A lot of residual sugars with a hint of pepper.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sits somewhere (in my head) between duvel and youngs special london ale. quite buttery and fruity - raisins, dates etc - and dry and spicy in the finish. smells of raisins and brandy.
jaymobrown (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity nose with high carbination. Yellow orange color. Very light with a tone of hops. There are some fruit flavors hidden somewhere. The alcohol is really well hidden here.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light, syrupy, and a little hoppy, the nose heavily disguises what is to come. A beautiful lacey solid white microbubble foam greets you, yet it stays the course. This is wonderfully clear as bell, a light straw color that is consistent even around the edges. A peppery mild spice entices and balances out with the perfect amount of hop balance. This is nice. There’s no way this can be 8.5 percent, no alcohol twang whatsoever. Well done.