hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A co-worker of mine found a bottle of this in his basement from his trip to Europe in the mid-90's. The date on the bottle said 12/97, so this has aged in his dark basement along with a small bottle of hoegaarden white for about 6-7 years. He was willing to trade me these beers for a bottle of my homebrew. I wasn't sure who got the better deal until I tried it. Suprisingly, this beer was still intact. It poored amber colored with a little head that quickly disappeared. The lacing on the glass was significant and the aroma was of licorice and pepper. The medium-bodied mouthfeel led to a taste that was predominantly licorice with a fruity, tingly-sweet finish. I have never tasted a fresh bottle of this beer, but when I do I will re-rate. It was just interesting to try an aged belgain.
Karyots (21) - BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating this after 7 years of first tasting this. A golden yellow, perfect color. Smells fresh - lemon, citrus, floral and hops. Clean and crisp taste - light, malty and hoppy. A good one -all time favourite.
WillemsUrenkel (664) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 l bottle. Clear pale copper in the glass. Small white head.Belgian yeast and malt on the nose. Low fruity herb, malt in the baclground, almond. Very low carbonated. Alcoholic hints.
Teran (35) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic, like Bruine. Sometimes I like even more blond then bruine Leffe, inspire I prefer dark beers always, Possible to drink in every occasion and it is always good old Leffe. Never mind that tjhey are now in monster interbreew system. I like it still very much!
YantarCoast (218) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours gold with a big off-white head. Lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma is yeast, banana, spice. Nice enough to drink to in a row.
vjohans (104) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
toast, roasty, herbs, cooked vegetables, golden, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
orange_3084 (124) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden colour with thick persistent white head. Sweet aroma of bread and banana. Medium bodied and effervescent. A little sweet on the palate to start, however it dries out nicely with the carbonation and a touch of alcohol warmth. Not much bitterness, but still refreshing.
psilosophy (513) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur dorée limpide, mousse moyennement abondante et de tenue correcte. Classique parmi les classiques, une parfaite introduction au monde de la bière belge. Arômes épicés avec de la coriandre et de clous de girofle et une touche de banane. Peu complexe mais ronde et bien équilibrée. Carbonnation assez fine. Trouvée à intermarché - Montigny en Gohelle.
Frothmeister (587) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear full shade of yellow with an off-white head. (Surprised to see it’s filtered.) Notes of clove, honey, light wet rock on the nose. Sweeter than I was expecting, it kind of comes across like a too sweet, underhopped tripel. Up front, sultana raisins, light honey, light mineral notes that turn into more nondescript sweetness, with light mineral hops, and clove in the finish. Very one dimensional. It’s like Belgian beer for beginners.
ZodiacM (146) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lekker fris stevig Belgisch bier, vol van smaak. Bekende smaken van mout, citroen en specerijen. Lekker!
Stoned99 (143) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with wife. Aroma: lemon, belgian yeast, alcohol. app: clear golden with small white head. Taste and Palate: medium body, medium sweet dry finish. a bit of spices too. Overall: An ok refreshing beer. Nothing really complex but still ok for the style.