slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really dug this beer... had it in Bruges with a spectacular salmon dish served by a downright bastard of a person... which had no effect on my beer tasting experience obviously; very mellow with the trademark belgian spiciness... sweet banana and slight coriander nose with a spicy sweet bread flavor with a gorgeous dry finish. subtle... yet very delicious. I really loved this beer... which is very strange
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2005 Luminous blonde with a generous white head, well-laced. Malty cereals aroma. Sweet from the beginning, it rapidly gets almost tart. Alcohol is noticeable as well as lots of cloves.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 Original Rating, July 20, 2003:Had at one of the boats tied up just across from Notre Dame in Paris. Lovely golden color and large head. A little malt along with a slightly earthy tone. Some tartness too. A good start to Belgians. 6/4/7/4/16 Re-rating, August 19, 2008: Man, been a long time since I’ve had this one. Gold color with a small head. Yeasty and spicy aroma. More Noble hop bitterness taste than I remembered. Light candi sugar and malt. Plenty of Belgian yeast character. Really more solid than the overall score indicates.
imdownthepub (9165) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, pasteurised. Yellow golden with big head. Spicey herbal & floral but overcarbonated and a little tart. Reasonable alcohol, but missing a certain something that would make it a good beer. Average.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting if somewhat weak aroma. Has a great bronze/gold colour. Small persistant white head. Bready malt with a faint hint of spice. Some alcohol peeks in but just enough to give it a tartness. Nice overall.
mindtheft (28) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very good beer. I prefer this to the leffe brune. And I can say that with conviction as I had them one after the other. After trying this beer it has made me want to travel to belgium because of the taste and appearance!
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2003 Re-rate 11/03
Bit more fruit and yeast in the aroma and flavour than I had caught the first time. Not sure where I got the coriander from.
Oct 2000 - Not much body. Coriandery? and spices. Didn't enjoy it very much I prefer the Leffe Brune.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
excellent sparkling abbey full of rich flavor and a very nice hear to match, try this next time you see it!
jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Color is golden with a nice white head. Taste is sweet fruity with a bitter taste to it.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely golden with good carbonation. Nice creamy head. Smell of herbs, spices, banan and yeast. Lies smooth in mouth with it's creamyness and drinkability. Herbs, yeast, banana with a slightly bready ending. A good start beer for beginners who is interested in Belgo's. It's too simple for my tastebuds, though