SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Brewtopia ’04
Deep amber color with an aroma of sweet caramel and hints of anise and spice.
Sweet caramel flavor, slightly spicy. Slight alcohol in the finish. Decent Belgian offering, but there are so many other better Belgian beers to compare this to and this offers nothing to make it rise above the crowd.
Kevin (2071) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours a very dark, looks like cloudy iced tea. thick head that is slightly tan. sweet fruit aroma with a little spice to it. warm nutty flavor with a sweet finish. malt and alcohol flavor comes through in this a little too much. this is not a very subtle brew.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very impressive, with a yeasty, caramelly, dark fruit and candi sugar flavor; alcoholic and warming; rich, slightly spicey, and somewhat complex. Beautious.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep ruby body, dense medium-particled tan head. Nice glass lacing. The nose is dominated by caramel and alcohol. Fruitiness makes up the remainder of the nose. The flavor is very malty, rich fruits and caramel all wrapped up in a package of alcohol warmth. Full and rich body. Yes it is a tad one-dimensional, but it is a very drinkable brew.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber, not much head. Doesn’t taste too carbonated, either, despite the cork going flying like that. Tastes a bit too estery. Sweet finish.
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2004
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Beautiful amber color, but no head. Aroma reminiscent of banana nut bread and alcohol; not appealing for a beer. Flavor of fig and banana, with very thin feel in mouth. Slight alcohol tones. Almost undrinkable. I'm not a fan of belgians, and this is no exception.
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a murky brown with a very loose head and heavy carbonation. Aroma was faint for the style, but had some berries and cedar. Flavor of figs and pineapple was again milder than expected. The palate was left with a nice brown cani sugar coating. Overall, a little thin, but nothing objectionable.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish brown, wonderful aroma of walnut, oranges and pears. Roasted bisquit flavor with wintergreen below it and alcohol dryness. Smooth and sweet going down. Very nice balance of complexity and rustic qualities, MF’ing "Spot-On" !!!
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this bottle form from beers of the world in rochester,ny. The color is dark brown. The smell is of sweet malt along with alcohol. The taste is sweet, fruity with a strong alcohol bite. Minimal hops in this one. Strong mouthfeel, a bit overcarbonated.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 My wife’s favorite Belgian beer - though one that we do not see in this market much anymore. +++ Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this brew pours a hazy dark red/brown color with a very small tan head. The scent is of sweet molasses and mildly of ripe fruit. The flavor is mildly bitter with a decent malt presence and elements of nut, fruit, molasses and chocolate. The molasses and fruit linger on the aftertaste. This beer also really improves as it gets warmer.