diabel (1634) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Treble blonfd body. White head, fully diminishing. Bitter flavour. Fizzy mouthfeel.
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 Cloudy, butterscotch appearance with a massive frothy head that leaves a beautiful, clingy lacing all over the glass. Big Belgian fruity nose. Fruity Belgian taste as well, with a nice mellow touch of spicy hop at the end. Not quite as effervescent as I expected, but very nice.
Ungstrup (30965) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A clear yellow beer with a beutiful head. The aroma is lovely; sweet, citrus, nuts, and peach. The flavor is very dry, fresh, and very carbonated. It has some notes of caramel and a dry hoppy yet sweet aftertaste, that lingers for a long time.
Ammammata (2) - ITALY - APR 11, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet, good to drink but probably can't afford 2nd bottle
sometimes belgians do something good ;)
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is truely one of the champagnes of beer. Pale yellow in color, extremely effervecent, with a nice fluffy white head. The aroma is fruity and estery yet not overwhelming.
The flavor is light with a slight malt character balanced with hints of oranges and pears. The bubbles dance across my tongue leaving a clean finish and a slight after taste of fresh fruit.
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this beer would do nicely between champagnes. It's fresh, winestyle with a touch of raisins, but it remains a beer aswell, due to the well blended malts. The clear goldenyellow color is attractive.
Instead of champagne in a giftbow this will make a statement too.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2004 I have purchased 15 bottles of this incredible Belgian ale over the past few years.I’ll only drink it on special occasions like the birth of my twins, Christmas, New Year, Anniversary,etc. It deserves the same respect one would give a bottle of Dom Perignon or a lovely aged Barolo. It’s that good!
Re-rated 12/24/04. After having my third bad bottle in the past year(2 bottles totally flat, one infected) I’m going to have to lower my rating from a 4.4. When you get a good fresh bottle, this beer is incredible, but I don’t think I’ll try again.
theakston (64) - arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy yellow with loads of carbonation, that works well for this style as the bubbles are small as you would expect from champagne. I think they used champagne yeast but abandoned the method champagnoise and left it as bottle conditioned. nice bready champagne yeast aroma. hides the alcohol under layers of flavours that are almost too many to identify. Sugars, liquorice and fruit - oranges and pears - no real hop aroma but the palate is very dry.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light, and unfiltered. Smells musty & bready, very barnyard-like. Not as much flavor as I would like - somewhat thin for me, and citrusy.
CapFlu (4857) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(1 pint 9 oz bottle) At the Kimchee Palace high above the 401. Huge white head with a clear, orange body. Acidic, apples and spice flavour. Smooth yet tart. Thanks Jess!