GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle from peckhams] Pours light yellow with a large foamy head. Aroma is yeastywith some coriander, some pine and some herbal notes. the body is light and the finish is a little dry. Similar to duvel but lacks the spicey palate and vibrant body.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma starts sour then changes to a sort of boiled cabbage/vegtable smell. Taste is better with the sourness not overpowering but still there with a little vegtable taste. Disapointing.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mid gold colour with an excellent, lasting head. Yeast and hops in the aroma and a sweet-spicy citrus taste with a bit of dryness. Plenty of alcohol: another great Belgian beer.
bkurtz (793) - PERU - AUG 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear golden with a big head. Malty and almost too sweet. Great big burst on the palate.
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Excellent head and decent lacing throughout. Smells of citrus and hops. Taste is spicy very hoppy with an almost lemon bitter aftertaste. Smooth alcohol burn.
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden, slightly cloudy beer. The head was dense and long lasting and there was great lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma was a bit bready with a lot of citrus fruits/hops. Some sweet malt on the nose also. A bit of spice, some hops and sweet malts. The alcohol was quite well covered. For a Belgian ale, it was very easy drinking. Fairly light body and medium bitterness. Lasting carbonation.
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well bugger me, looks for all the world like I just poured a Carlton Draught (gold larger in colour). The big diff of course being the beer holds some very good lacing. Slightly strange nose with some quite pointed sweet candy notes lifting up, reminds me of ’Wizz Fizz’ candy powder. Has some attraction though. More standard issue in the mouth with yeasty, spice notes and good malt body. Finishes a little hard, a tiny bit short and disjointed with some alcohol burn. Not a bad beer but lacks any semblance of value (I have to sell ’em at $7+).
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Golden, nice and pretty stable head. Very full-bodied with quite some sweetness and a very dominating alcohol. Not the most sophisticated of strong, golden Belgians but this will do... 150893
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 27, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on a journey far far away in the netherlands....pretty poor i dont actually know where i had this. but i did write down a few notes about it. sweet toffee caramel flavors with a bit of alcohol burn. rock candy on the back of your throat with less then needed co2. we have definatly seen better in the category.
ALLOVATE (2412) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grabbed this from the back of the cellar, forgotten about as it was dated Nov’ 02. Poured into a Delirium Tremens tulip, a lovely two-layered, dense white head formed atop a hazy pale gold body, and produced a lovely web down the glass. Appearance was 100%, but the beer would not be!!! Dry, bitter, treacle and candi sugar nose, lightly spiced with an underlying burnt toffee aroma (very subtle). Sweet throughout in the mouth, quite crisp and light bodied, but also reasonably smooth. Lacking in flavours and any definition, it seemed a little unbalanced and overly subtle, despite it’s alcohol content and years spent in the back room. Only flavours I could make out were low toffee and butterscotch notes and a spicy warming alcohol swallow. A nice beer, but alongside other Belgian Golden Strong Ales, it was a little forgettable. On it’s own, though, it may be a good Autumn quencher.