estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foaming out of the bottle and pouring with a big head and a golden body with lots of tiny floaties, citrus and spices in the nose. Complex flavors with a touch of alcohol presence; slightly sweet with nice spicy and hoppy notes, dry finish. Excellent ale.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2003 Slightly hazy,golden colored. Nice head and soapy lace. Aroma of saaz,lemon,corriander,malt,honey and others. Light to medium bodied, soft feel, nicely carbonated, pale malt base spiced with corriander, hopped to perfection with saaz and goldings, floral and peppery notes to boot. Dry finish with yeast evident to add character. Tons of style and class. A belgium pilsener if you will. Enjoy gentleman.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Nice vanilla and orange aroma. Golden body with a leggy head. Bitter orange flavor with hints of wheat and vanilla. Fullmouth. Well balanced
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
yellow-orange color with great bubbly white head. aroma is smooth and subtle, only a hint of hoppiness as the beer warms. the flavor is multi-faceted. Starts fruity then slides to the spiciness and a bit of coriander. then the flavor becomes quite floral and finishes with the coriander and flowers mixing with a subtle touch of hops in the background. the alcohol is well hidden but i can definitely feel it.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep murky golden yellow with a strong hoppy aroma. plenty of sediment visible but the taste was supprisingly subtle with fruity and flowery tastes present followed by a much more mellow hoppy ending. (afterthought: produced a wonderful frothy head that lasted the whole beer.)
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2002
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorites, but I would not have thought a strong ale rather a golden ale. Lots of flavor, hops and spices this makes a great intro to Belgian beer.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2004 1:st rating: April 2002. Fruity, hoppy, flowery, different. It is sort of nice but the flowery taste/aroma can be too much after a while. Re-rate: Flavour -1.
BillKismet (3289) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with a thick bubble beard. La Chouffe has a pleasantly hoppy aroma splintered with spruce and a flavor profile that reflects this observation. However, this hoppy spruceness diminishes quickly and a small breadiness arises. The alcohol seems within striking distance, but is well masked. Not a bad belgian strong ale.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rerate: An unfiltered beer with a seriously pleasant lightly spiced, all pervading apple and peach blossom aroma, even when served very cold. Huge, frothy, white champagnoise head. Colour is a faint hazy mid-yellow gold. Delicately balanced malty sweet-sour-bitter palate and mid-strength body. Floral aroma becomes stronger when warmed. A truly delicious beer.
First rated 4/28/2002: 3.9
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2014 re-rated (originally 8/2002; 3.6); from Bier-Bienne - pours a hazy dark blond beer under a robust white foam left; correct lacework; estery notes of yellow fruits, candy sugar and marshmallow; full-bodied , sweet and fizzy; some tart light acidity and light dry; chewy fruity and spicy finish, perfumy