jonas (5937) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wit’ish belgian nose.
Green golden, low creamy head.
A very ish beer.
Tejas (901) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice beer. Not as hoppy or tart as I thought it would be. Surprisingly light too for such a high alcohol %. Definitely a drinkable beer that I’d drink again and would recommend.
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl. bottle. aromas of orange, hops, bananas, pears, apricot. hazy yellow with a large creamy head. flavors of orange, apricot, pear and a slight hop flavor slight malty nuttiness. balanced and slightly creamy becoming slightly dry in the finish. a tasty refreshing beer. A fine refreshing Belgian beer that is very refreshing despite the alcohol.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light lemony/peppery aroma. Squash and piney (pine nut?) notes. Acerbic flavor, but overall quite subdued for the ABV....this is quite a simple brew really. Simple, but not unenjoyable.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled porte noire cafe brussels:
poured hazy yellow with an off white head. i had just had la caracole ambree and this one was similiar but slightly lighter in color and flavor. however, not in alcohol which i was surprised to find out. this one has some sweet banana spice character and some smashed by the back of a dirty old leather boot slickness to the palate. a notch down from the ambree.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden. Old cellar, old cheese in the aroma. Flavour is woody and earthy and brings overripe yellow apples. Rich, dry finish
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden hazy beer.
Acidic and malty aroma with tones of hops.
Sweet flavour with tones of chocolate.
Acidic and dry.
madsberg (10592) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled: Light colden coloured. Unclear. White lasting head. Yeast and berries in the aroma. Malty, light spiced and some alcahol in the flavour. thin body. Dies quickly on the palate after a short sweetness.
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Belgian ale, yeat aroma. Some honey, lactic acidity. Cloudy golden with light head. Watery with medium-light carbonation. Sweet Belgian profile, light alcohol, warming. Citrus, honey. Finish is cereal, papery. After is dull citrus sweet.
rajendra82 (969) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer came in a 330 ml brown longneck bottle that had a nice art deco label. The serving temperature of 46˚ F on the back label is too low in my opinion. I drank mine at 65 ˚ F to bring out more flavor nuances. The body was slightly hazy golden pale with a medium but constant carbonation. The head was rich and rocky and left a good deal of lace. Aroma was sharp and yeasty with some floral tones. The taste was well attenuated, lemony tart, and quite dry, with a lot of Belgian farmhouse funk. There was also a peppery pungency to the aftertaste. The alcohol was very well hidden and would never have been guessed to be as high as it was (8% ABV). This was one of the first arrivals on July 1st in Georgia, and I picked it up that day. Ironically now we have such abundance of selection here, I am finally getting around to it. Good things come to those who wait I guess.