MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is close to a strongly carbonated Gulden Draak. Not very sweet, though, but quite hoppy and bitter.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sparkling honey beads floating on a milky alcohol pond...Yeast-tinged meringue over a pear and peach pie...Combining the qualities of many a Belgian style (funkiness, creativity, strength, nobility, rigor, heat) and thus making a very enjoyable evening sipper...
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden hue, white foam becomes a ring with nice belgian lace. Coriander spiced lemon pie aroma. Hay, cream, meringous, herbal, fruit esters (apple, pears). Very yeasty spicy palate, lots of coriander, cloves and pepper attack the tongue gently. Mostly sweet and alcoholic unfortunately with a light earthy grassy bitterness touch in the finish. Well defined fluffy/foamy mouthfeel from the high carbonation. Overall, it's pleasant enough to deserve high marks despite the few aspects I would change, it remains rather complex with well defined fruits and balancing bitterness unlike many poorer examples.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden coloured. Classic golden Belgian strong ale aroma and flavour. Lots of fruits and some yeast.
Earlier Rating: 6/3/2004 Total Score: 4.1
75 cL. bottle. Best before 2003. Cloudy golden coloured with good curtains. Nice aroma. Hoppy and grassy with loads of pears. The flavour is bitter, mature, hoppy and dry and at the same time fresh and flowery. Notes of grass and hay as well. Long, hoppy aftertaste.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with a white head. The taste is fresh with notes of yeast and spices. Finishes with a wellbalanced sharpness.
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a cloudy golden, large frothy white head, and beaucoup carbonation. Spices, citrus, belgian yeast & candi-sugar on the nose. Very spicey on the tongue, peppery, slightly hopped. Not as sweet as you’d think based on the aroma. The alcohol is noticable, but manageable. Finishes peppery and slightly metallic. Decent mouthfeel, body, etc... but a wee bit too much alcohol and that metallic finish detract from this one.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had trouble getting this one to stop foaming. Gold color, slightly hazy, with a frothy white head. Floral aroma, rich in yeast and light Belgian candi sugar. Flavor is dry, some from the hops but mostly from the alcohol. Dry finish.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky golden with a dollop of white foam on top.Nose is yeasty, slightly spicy with honey and grass dominating. Medium body with a herbal candy like flavor at the front. The herbal bitterness seems to fade in the middle, ending up with a sweet dry finish.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2007 (Bottled) Very hazy, light orange color with a medium, white, tight and pillowy, lasting and lacy head. Lemony-fruity, crisply-hopped aroma with vanilla hints. Not too sweet, but very malty, slightly acidic, crisply-hoppy flavor with some peppery witbier spiciness, and an extremely fruity, aromatic-hoppy finish. Very smoothly, slightly foamy-carbonated, full-bodied and warming palate with only a hint of alcohol. A highly enjoyable, very full-bodied, very pleasantly hopped, crisp and refreshing brew that hides the ABV excellently. Great fun! [0.75l, "Millennium 2000", bottled 2004, sampled at BBE (01/2007): Same great taste with added moldy-cellary aroma - maybe not quite as fresh, but still very nice. The cork was pretty dried up (broke in two while opening).
(Original rating, 7-3-7-4-14=3.5) Lager color, hay golden after the yeast had been poured in. Medium, smooth, small-bubbled head. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Fruity, dry and bitter (hoppy) flavor. Quite carbonated, but balanced and soft. Hardly any alcohol taste. Easily drinkable multi-purpose beer with dangerous ABV. Very nice!
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry at first, then becomes sticky, creamy and overflowing with yeast. A ton of floral notes and grassy herbs. Fizzy, perfect carbonation. Aroma is sour and funky. Soft finish. Incredible billowy head.