alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís a golden color with a huge white head. Aroma was pleasant, spicy and a bit floral. Taste was the same - mild spiciness and some good floral character. Definite grainy/malty backbone too. Very drinkable. This is very smooth, crisp and delicious beer. On tasting it you wouldnít assume the doulbe fermentation, as itís so smooth and crisp. Itís deceptive I tell ya. Be careful! Enjoyed at Tastes Wine Bar in the Highlands neighborhood in Denver.
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden beer with a big whitish head. Mineral, slight grass aroma. Some earthiness, fruitiness, sweet malt flavor, but little depth. Very carbonated. A bit of spice lingers. Spritzy.
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pleasantly surprised. Slightly greenish pale gold pour with a hissing blanket of suds that fizzes out in 30secs. Despite that, a spritzy mouthfeel and some very inviting notes of grape, melon and wood in the snout. Makes total sense itís re-fermented by Rodenbach. A lethally smooth balance of gentle, malty-ricey softness and white wine/Witkap Pater fruitiness. Possibly a squirt of lime. Imagine mixing champagne, Duvel, Corona and lime in a glass... and it actually tasting OK. Indisputably the best Indo-Anglo-Belgo-Polish 8% lager in the world.
pbrick (13) - Roseville, California, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pale gold color. light/med body. mild biscuity sweetness up front, followed by a moderate spicy (pepper) hop character and moderate bittering. Finished dry with a lingering mild bittering. Aftertaste was like honey, more flavor than initial taste to be honest. Not a cheap beer, but for the price it ainít bad.
bhensonb (12310) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cL bottle. That sweet corn aroma typical of lagers, plus an underlying Belgian candy with yeast. Hazy deep gold color with a fizzy white head that quickly left. It starts with some yeast, firm mouthfeel, a hint of grassy corn, the really noticeable alcohol causes a warming sensation. The finish is much finer than a typical lager, but the bitter is not that strong. There are spicy notes, but no particular thing to pin down. I am guessing that the Rodenbach experience has added quite a few interesting aspects to what might have started as something like a malt liquor. It develops more interesting impressions as it warms. Malt liquor I usually put down the sink. This I will drink.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale golden pour, white fizzy head with decent retention. Corny sweet aroma, with a faint note of hops. Flavor is semi-sweet, with only a hint that the brewer used any hops, and a slight hint of alcohol. Sharp carbonation at first, but still a pretty smooth mouthfeel in the almost non-existent finish. Wish they would just call this King Cobra in the states, who do they think theyíre fooling. Didnít expect too much from this, just glad I got it at cost. Even then itís over-priced.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 7, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice fluffy head, nice and cold. Decent goldenrod hue with lively bubbles. Delicate nose of sweet canned corn. Certainly some adjuncts involved.Corny sweet on the front end, the bubbles try but almost donít finish the sweetness. Head rentention is nice. Alcohol does not make a strong presence. Smooth mouthfeel and finish, even though a little sweet. All in all, not too bad. Actually a little tasty if served cold. I demote the beer on the basis of canned corn and the fact that it is expensive.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light yellow color with a white head. Aroma is of light malts slightly spicy. Flavor is malty with some hops and spices.
SSSteve (3934) - - APR 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear straw gold with a large fizzy white head. lots of lacing. typical lager aroma. with grainy malts and a hint of hops. flavor is similar with a hint of honey. sharp and carbonated. mildly metallic. nice tropical fruit undertones. very warming.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2007
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An ok European Strong Lager. Candy, wheat, and yeasty flavors. Finishes dry, smooth, and bland.