UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Probably the worst belgian beer Iíve had, besides Stella. Thatís not saying itís bad, because most belgians seem to be above average. I guess this is only slightly above average. Nicely malty, with a touch of sour hoppiness in the background. Not much fruitiness, considering, and pretty unmemorable.
DukeofYork (44) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light, frothy head. Looks like carbonated apple juice. Sweet/sour smell... like apple juice, but with a hint of malt. Yeasty taste... a bit sweet, not much else, a little bitterness hidden behind it. Easy drinking but not a repeat. The alcohol is very well hidden - not detectable at all.
CapFlu (4461) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much prefer the Leffe Brune but this is a nice alternative to the North American standard.
diabel (1603) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 bright color, it is -as mentioned in the commercial description- easy to drink. pleasant flavour
rerate: looks like coloured water, intense sweet aroma, no bad flavour, but not "super" as some describe it
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent belgian beer havenít had it for awhile I donít see it too often
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent belgian. right amount of spices and flavors. It started out spicey but not over powering and moved into a mixture of banana and strawberry. As the bottles contents dwindled it took on the characteristics of a honey ale. the final gulp was bitter. For me its perfectly balanced and totally drinkable. Had it with some smoked cheddar while watching íthe three amigosí....yes...i know i suck.
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2003 i had to rerate this one. without trying to, i had this a few times in belgium and liked it more each time. i started to choose it over duvel in pubs with a very limited range. looks good, manages to be quite sweet but not too sticky
Scooby (50) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy to drink and very common in Belgium. Not my favorite but I would usually throw into a night of drinking.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks and aroma are similar to previous rating. This time I got a touch more floral nectar sweetness in the aroma and flavour. Alcohol also more evident this time. Pleasant drinking but relatively characterless for a Belgian Ale.
Second Rating: 15 August 2002 3.1 Huge rocky island head over an amber-orange clear colour and some nice lace. Mild fruity hops, malt and cheesy yeast aroma. Medium body, Well balanced light bitter-sweet start, sweeter middle and finish.
First Rated 14/6/2002: Doel Holland, 3.4
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 Easy to drink is right. Kind of like a starter Belgian Ale. Rich head. Great golden colour. Very sweet without being overpowering.