Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 750ML bottle, no date: White fizzy head that quickly settles to a thin tiny bubbled one. Cloudy straw color, huge spicy, yeasty aroma that is certainly this brews high point. Fizzy mouthfeel and way too much alcohol when you swallow. 8%ABV?? I would have guessed 10! A beer to try and enjoy, but not love. Not as good as the sum of its parts.
SilkTork (5358) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This has a pale ale quality, but is not really impressive.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
No. A very hot Belgian. Has that ’rubbing alcohol/Sea Breeze’ taste. It also has those big ugly bubbles in the head that I hate. As soon as I see those bubbles, I know that the beer is gonna suck.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really didn’t get much out of this beer, as I was several sheets to the wind and just taking swigs straight from the bottle. Even in my drunken state I could taste that it was a strong belgian with a lot of spice.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reminded me of a Hennepin....I am not a fan of the golden belgian style....just too spicy.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 31, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was probably the second most disappointing Belgian I’ve ever had, second only to Stella Artois. Grainy taste, not nearly as assertive or hoppy as other Belgians.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a huge, foamy head. Slightly more carbonation than i expected, and lighter in colour. Lovely pepper and fruit smell, almost a spiced wine. It drinks a lot lighter than i might have thought too, but it still packs a bit of a spicey aftertaste. I like this one!
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
very good just like duvel
fraternie (884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden body, large head. Citrus notes in the very spicy malt...somewhat of a soapy flavor brings this down a little, but the finish is quite smooth.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pale Golden Color, unappetizing aroma. Slightly Spicy flavor but not in a good way. The finish was awful.