eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2003 another beer offering duvel the sincerest form of flattery. very pale with enormous frothy, excited head. smells of raw barley grain, tinned fruit, and faintly of glue (ingredients list contained a few numbers...). lightly salty, smooth honey body followed by burst of raw vodka, and a moderate bitterness that dries everything up in a very abrupt finish. rer8: nasty chemical taste. blah.
SilkTork (5433) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reminded me alot of Tsingtao. A bit of a buttery and at the same time fruit essence, that tasted strongely of cheap liquor. It went down very warm and then the aftertaste hits you and has a bit of a bite. Not one of my favorites.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
i found nothing extraordinary about this beer. an average ale that didn't have any real kick or distinctive characteristics. maybe it was skunked, for the biotch is in a green bottle (when will the learn?). may try it again.
Laf-o (41) - Toronto, Ontario, POLAND - MAY 11, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I can see some of the apeal in this brew, unfortunatelly to me it seems like the proportions between igridients are way off and the resulting brew is bunch of ingridients fighting for space, I simply couldnt finish it...
ClarkVV (4438) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 ALCOHOL! This isnt as bad as belzebuth, but it’s not much better. May be my bottle that I got at Beers of the World in Rochester. Super burny alcohol flavor dominates. Tastes spicy and slightly sweet though the alcohol just angers me. Has some decent muted fruit flavors. I think I tried this at too high a temperature. Lots of ester flavors. Not seein all of this hops that they talk about, has a weird grainy/watery taste in the body and finishes unbalanced. Needs to either be cellared or drank at a very cold temperature. Pours orange yellow, and is slightly cloudy with some red tinges. Has a HUGE head. Nice powerful aroma of malt, yeast and ALCOHOL. Another DNF at the time, (though I later got drunk and drank it anyways)
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet citrus esters in the aroma. Pours to a puffy white head with large bubbles that dissipates quick;y with marginal lacing. Mildly estery without being forceful. Alcohol apparent in the finish. Nice smooth, silky mouthfeel. Bottle.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok, ill be the first to admit it...I bought this one soley because of the cool name. Pours a pale cloudy yellow with an imense amount of white thick head. Aroma is citrus with a tad bit of hops. Feel on the palate is extremely bubbly and carbonated. Taste is a mix of citrus and malt. Kinda bland. Overall, I wish i would have looked past the name and bought something else.
Andrew196 (1134) - 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.
Oakes (13660) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hazy golden; aroma of alcohol, peach, biscuit, slight bit of paint thinner (effin' Riva again with the phenols), faint cardamom. Body has a plasticy, fizzy feel. Peppery character, a little bread, a little acidity. These wanna-be Duvels have a tough time coming into the same ballpark - gives me more respect for the original.