JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Well, when they call it a 'Brut' that's a Big Hint that it's a lot like champagne. Huge head, lots of bubbles, a champagne flavor. I don't like champagne...
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bright golden color. Massive head that turns into a moutainlike landscape. Smells like moldy vegetables, eggplant and beets. Carbonated. Has a funky flavor to it revolving around the same vegetable taste and yeast. Pizza Port Belgian fest.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 Cloudy yellow (schoolbus) with a huge, rocky white head (mountainous)...Mellow yeasty, musty and pollen like odors (flowers), very smooth refreshing lovely palate (silk).. yeasty, slightly acidic, but damn refreshing...and 12% (I’m an alcoholic)..nice.
STUARTMILLER (10) - flushing, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one Belgium beer you're sure to enjoy. Strong powerful tasty delight. Enjoy, I know I will!
Trappistenbier (51) - BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Exploding creamy head. Light amber coloured and hazy due to yeast floating. Very powerful with it's 11 vol% and champagne sparkling. Also very spicy in the aroma and taste. Taste is very complex and very hoppy too. Hops clearly detectable in the aroma. Yes, a real recommendation !
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My 700th. Beautiful creamy head. Cloudy. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus and honey. Very hoppy flavor. Herbal, pepper, citrus. Alcoholic. Strong champagne-like mousse. A big and complex beer well worth the high price ($ 8,- a bottle)
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Hazy gold with some floaters of yeast. Big initial head that soon drops and insistent condition. Quite hoppy nose that is almost orval like. Sweet apple and spicy hops in the mouth and a distant hoppy tartness in the finish. Much drier than a triple, with some hop characteristics, nice idea but over priced.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing really champagne like at all as others suggest. Still very big and powerful. Heavy mouthfeel, with some detergent flavour with some peppery alcohol, like many tripels. In fact this reminded me of a blend between Westmalle Tripel, Chimay White and Orval. Complex and rich, yet i don’t really think they pulled this one off as well as they could have, still a nice one though.
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2002
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pale amber with a very nice head. Aroma of urinal (!). Disgusting. Not good.
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy orange colour with a giant head, aroma of orange, fresh and yeasty, tart with a touch of acidity, dry and slightly bitter finish