damirvrkic (56) - Franklin ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great beer. Malty with a hint of fruity and candy like flavours + warming alcohol. Nice bitter balance, carbonated with a great head.
haddon90 (1557) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foggy brown color with a thick frothy head. Almost went over the glass!! Spicy aroma. Malty. Some fruit as well. Nice smooth taste. Hint of fruit, spice, and malt. Alcohol is masked very well. And very well balanced. Jeremy (jgb9348) made me buy this and man was he right!! Thanks buddy!!
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice dark brown color with big frothy head. Aroma is rich and malty with some spicy hints. Flavor is much the same, malty with some light spice and fruity hints.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served at room temperature. A tasty Belgian strong, that is full bodied for its relitavely modest alcohol contents. Slightly spicy.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2006 (Bottled) Hazy, dark amber with a small head and some lace. Very plummy-raisiny-banana-fruity and quite wheaty-malty, slightly yeasty aroma - like a strong, sourish, German Dunkelweizen. Sweetish, slightly sour, grainy-malty flavor with wheat, dried fruit, berries (raspberry, strawberry), and a lemony twist. Some bitter hops in the finish. Warming, medium-bodied, sahti-rough, a bit foamy-carbonated palate. ABV is well hidden. Balanced, but quite straightforward. A basic Belgian strong without many faults. Actually better when cold (as suggested by the label).
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. deep dark copper in appearance. fizzy, quick diminishing head. You can see a lot of yeast floating around in there too. aroma is of sweet berries and is very malty. Carbonated mouthfeel. yeasty. finishes with a warm alcohol taste.
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As DougShoemaker commented when I ordered this one, it should definitely not be forbidden. A nice dark reddish amber body with Sweet fruity malt present in both the aroma and flavour. Interesting finish and pleasant mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this one and may give it another go at some point as my palate my not have picked up all the complexities this far into the evening.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, lacks some creaminess in palate. No bitterness in the aftertaste, only an alcohol warmth with the carbonation tingle. I've heard of people warming beers with a poker in winter, if I ever try that this might be the one, I suspect it is light enough to be quite warm without overpowering and has the sweetness to caramelise from the poker, If I had a fire I'd try it now in fact.
rlgk (12335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, with a creamy offwhite head. Has a fruity and yeasty aroma. Has a rather complex flavor, but most of al lit is sweet, probably from the alcohol that comes through. Rather mild finish.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Estery, fruity. Wheat, yeast, medium malts. Light metallic bitterness. Dark copper red cloudy with tan foamy lacing head. Medium watery body with light carbonation. Sweet taste, wheaty & malty. Light alcohol & estery. Decent malty wheat beer taste. Light bitter finish, nutty sweet bitter after.