Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh. Sage notes in the flavor. Otherwise pretty similar to the normal Chouffe bottle.
SteC (131) - Oostende, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This blonde has got a nice head, lasts for long. I really saw the flakes of yeast float around, the colour is a bit hazy, and almost like some whitebeers. The taste has got some fruity tastes, but more bitter. Interesting beer, but not as good as its 'la chuffe' brother.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2004 Blond beer with huge head. I only get hop and rubber tire aroma. Where is the nectar? Dry, yeasty, gingery and chalky taste. Some floral scents.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large & lasting head with big bubbles. Blond colour. Fruity, sweet aroma; nectar indeed. Taste is good, sweet bitter, however not really well-balanced and a little alcoholic palate. Certainly not as good as his more famous brother.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
very average belgian strong ale. ho-hum. so-so. etc.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a bit disappointing after the amazing la chouffe and mcchouffe. light, fairly bland, but dry and yeasty standard sort of belgian blonde. marzipan aromas and a bit peanut buttery to my unimaginative palate.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colur, with big and lasting head. slightly floral aroma, slight sweet start and bitter finish, i think it disguised the ABV well, enjoyable.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
So far rated by 7 mostly uncommented Netherlandians and a Belgian so let’s add an Aussie perspective. Hazy honey gold under a large rocky island, large bubbled, lasting foaming white head and nice light lacing. A very dynamic and varied aroma with floral and fruity nectar, sour mash and corn syrup malt, and faint perfumed detergent and chicken yard yeast aromas. Medium body fills the mouth with a tad too much foam like a rabid sweetish larger. Sweet, faintly soapy, hoppy bitter start trying to hide the alcohol with limited success. An even sweeter maltier middle still trying to hide the alcohol which finally comes out in the finish warming cheeks and ears. A pity it is so gassy because its quite an interesting beer.
bierkoning (9586) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrus and yeast in the aroma. Taste has a hint of tartness, yeast and citrus. Some alcohol. A bit bland for such a strong beer.
baw9199 (1) - BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2001 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20