Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft, consumed 01/19/08 at Naja’s Place, Redondo Beach. Golden, burnished appearance with one finger head. Aroma is dark fruit (raisins, dates, figs, etc...) and green apple that increased as the beer warmed. Lacing and active bubbles throughout glass. Flavor was somewhat sweet and crisp. Green apples again. As beer warmed, the FEE character increased. Not a good encounter with this brew.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Little toasty, sweet nutty aroma. Definite fruity, apple notes, too. Nice palate, good flavor, overall, a very nice Belgian.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful full fruity aroma right when the cork pops. Pours rich red-brown with huge frothy beige head, rich musty dried fruit and vinous taste with sour finish.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with off white head. The aroma is sweet with fruit notes. The Flavor has chocolate note and candy sweetness some Alcohol comes out also. The finish is nice with a slight bitterness.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a tan head with dark streaks, diminished quickly but left some lacing. The body was a dark brown and mahogany. Smelled of mulled cider and wine, some burnt caramel and toffee. Some alochol as well which was the first sign of trouble. The tatse began sweet but moved to sour and didnt hide the alcohol anywhere near enough towards the end of the sip. The ending was very burnt - sugar, tofee, caramel, but all too burnt to be pleasant. Medium palate, was quick to finish but didn’t sit well.
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Poured with an average-sized head that quickly dissipated to a thin film. Body is a ruby-brown color, and hazy.
S: Quite a strong alcohol aroma is the first thing to hit, then a sour, almost candy-like smell comes through. Definitely different.
T: Nice fruity flavor, with banana and cloves coming through. The alcohol is there in the finish, but no more than a moderate presence... I expected there to be more from the aroma.
M: Medium-bodied and creamy, with average carbonation.
D: Me like... a little too strong to really have more than one or two, but definitely an interesting beer.
holdan (230) - USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown cocacolaish with nice head . Aroma dark fruits, spices. Taste dark frutits, spices?, candy malt, some metallic and bitter notes. Full body text. Finish with notes of spices and bitterness.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish with small, lasting head, no legs. Aroma is of yeast, malts, apples. Taste more of same, with a little bitterness. Nothing exceptional, but good for style.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown, small off-white head.
Sweet, yeasty and malty aroma, molasses, cinnamon, strawberry and cherry. Perhaps even a hint of blue cheese in there. Quite complex in any case.
Flavor is sweet & sour, malty and yeasty. Reflects the berries and spice in the aroma, although not as complex and distinct. Ends in a bitterish hoppy aftertaste, which also reveals a hint of the 9,5% abv otherwise so well hidden in this brew.
juanenka (225) - valladolid, SPAIN - MAR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Muy buena presencia con corona persistente. Aroma a frutos negros, caramelo y algo de levadura. En boca muchos matices café, bollo, malta con final poco seco y dulce muy duradero