DrnkMcDermott (2872) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 Bottle dated May ’02, enjoyed 4/9/05. Light golden pour. Very fizzy, with a bit of a sweet honey smell. Taste is a sweet white wine, a touch of vanilla and a suggestion of oak. Just a little bitterness and then tartness with a sugary finish. I found this at Foremost Liquors, being closed out at $2.99. Why? They surely know Belgians stay pretty good as they age. Maybe because the labels were different from year to year.
Another 2002 bottle, enjoyed 5/31/07. Just as nice as before. Just noting a bit of cork in the initial swig. I’ve had a previous bottle that went way too tart, but this is still nicely sweet, with a contrasting dry finish. Crazy world, huh? This had a different label that I hoped meant it was the Donkel, but it still says "Golden" on it.
sharkydodson (496) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma is malty with hints of dry wine, yeast and some spices... the taste is malty and fruity with notes of wine, citrus, garden berries and spicy grasses... dry and, a little bit, sweet aftertaste...
markextrae (1689) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle sample from a while back, poured a deeper golden clear colour with a white head, caramel sweetness, sweet overriped fruits, banana, honey, boozy alcohol finish in the back, unpleasant heavy finish.
ChtiBreizh (62) - Rennes, FRANCE - APR 17, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don’t see the point of getting this kind of beers to 11% abv, unless the guys who usually drink it make it a pride... I already find Westmalle would better be a little less boozier. This is hugely boozy.
klm1 (352) - - APR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish colour with tiny golden/off-white head. Aroma of herbs, malts, some fruits, similar are flavours, with hoppy notes, low carbonation, evident alcoholic notes, especially in finish.
Ragnarock (4) - - APR 8, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Strong blond beer. Fine aroma and taste. Good overall. I think its best served with some smoked cheese.
anders37 (18757) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
Gaultier (746) - SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 14/3-15. Malty, fruity and spicy with notes of yeast.
nihtila (1392) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5.8.2014. Sweetish caramel aroma with Belgian aroma. Taste is sweetish, spicy, slight yeast. Hides 11 abv surprisingly well.
Jorn69 (1482) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 150314. Yeasty and fruity with light spicy and alcoholic notes.
SinH4 (672) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 14, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Orange color with white head. Booze. Very much booze. And carbonation. Not much more. Maybe a bit spicy. Meh.