William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alcohol 11%! not well hidden... Had this one from a 3/4 liter bottle, drank it a bit too cold. Lacked complexity, the alcohol was too present.
TheBeerGod (5253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 Pours a lightly clouded amber. Medium white head. Nose does have a honey and candy sugar hint mixed with a floral spice combo. Nice spritzy tongue with more spice and malt coming through. I can taste the alcohol as well. It has a warming finish that is a little dry. Great stuff!
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours cloudyt gold, with a HUGE white head, mostly of largee bubbles. Head fades into a long lasting thick cap, leaving Brussels lace down the side of the glass. Aroma is malty, strong, and yeasty. Palate is great, medium, with just the right amount of carbonation. Flavor is big malt and alcohol up front, then yeast, fading into hops and more alcohol. Great Beer!
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This Belgian strong ale has a cloudy, golden color with a big, rocky, white head that is fully lasting. The aroma is fruity and spicy with some hoppiness and a mild, malty sweetness evident. It has a medium body with lively carbonation. The flavor is nicely balanced between the intense fruitiness, maltiness, and hoppiness. Apples, pears, and apricots all are evident in the flavor. The finish is long and fruity, with a nice, floral hop burst. The alcohol is well hidden. A great ale!
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colour, sweet middle and dry finish. Rich, complex belgian beer. A little young when I had it and lacked integration of it's flavours.
JorisPPattyn (7926) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, honeyish colour. Very thick white head, rather regular. Going down lacey. Liqueurish nose, herbal, grassy hops, candi sugar, whiff of ureum. Taste is exaggerated liquorice. Some caramel malt and even burnt malt, despite the colour. Agressive, unhoppy bitterness, at odds with the nose. Yeasty too. Retronasal I seem to detect some coriandre, but faint - no other spices. Dry, very much so. Alcohol at last. Slick mouthfeel. Quite bland, less impressive than most of their beers. But not really undeserving. Could do with a nice hoppy boot in the backside.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good Belgian ale. Big foamy head. Spicy, hoppy, and citric flavor. Finishes crisp, dry, and warming.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange in color, thick, coarse eggshell colored head. Candy, spice aroma. Very fruity and acidic in the taste....the finish was very powerful, lots of alcohol in the back of the palate....not bad, but the taste needed something more.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from jbrus. The main word that comes to mind when thinking of this beer is S-P-I-C-E, and I'm not talking about a sattelite TV channel. Golden color, huge head. Spice, Luby's rolls, and yeast all prominent in the flavor. Dry, clean finish that leaves you wanting more. Nice!!
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A robust golden blonde color gleaming with sunshine. I found a lot of pepper and spice in the aroma. A nice combo of spices, yeasts, malts, that give it kind of an acidic, spicey, slightly bile like qualities, but it finishes like a champ.