lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden blond beer with big fluffy head and good livelyness. Fruit tart aroma with hints of yeast, some pices and apple. The taste is round and lively with good cereal accent, a touch of apple cake, ripe banana, a slight dosis of candy sugar and a well integrated hoppy accent. taste is turnig dry in the end.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Cloudy orange with a gigantic head. Aroma of apple, spice, candi sugars and citrus. Body is amazingly smooth and the alcohol is masked really well. Taste is dry with some faint banana as well.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 A Mes rate:
Standard looks. Candy floss, apples and typical Belgian ale in the nose. Very ale type flavour but a touch more rich and sweet as you would expect. Slight spicy with some marmalade on toast in there too. The alcohol comes through a little but is generally hidden quite well. Little bit too much carb for my liking but whatever. Long finish which is almost wine like. A decent strong triple. Imagine part way between a quadrupel and a tripel and you get the idea.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden blond in color with white head. Lot of tiny carbonation bubbles. Aroma very farmhouse like. Initial flavor is candy sugar that finishes with a little spice. Rather bland overall.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at my favorite pub in Uden, NL. Nice hazy amber color with the requisite thick white head. Big aroma of spices, yeast, and light fruits. The flavor is yeasty still with sweet malts, estery, more yeastiness....I like this stuff. Yep the alcohol is there, but it’s not overpowering. It’s good to be back in Uden...and enjoying one of my old mainstays.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2007 Pours golden/orange with a good sized white head,nice aroma of belgian spices, citrus, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, citrus good alcohol punch high alcohol% but does not have a hard taste, i prefer this over Duvel, good body great brew.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden amber color with a large white frothy head. Hint of citrus orange in the aroma with a balanced citrus and light pepper flavor. Alcohol well hidden and warms toward the end.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with big white head. Tart and yeasty aroma. Flavor is quite potent- mostly yeasty esters. Very sweet, but with dry carbonation bite. Tastes like straw. Finish is very dry and bland. Not bad. Alcohol not really apparent.
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Weak aroma. Golden colour, slightly hazy. At first quite alcoholic flavour, but it turns warming and pleasant. Medium sweetness and maltiness. Dry aftertaste.
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Beautiful amber coloured beer with a tall, pretty head. Hazy and unclear. Full-bodied, rather fruity with a pleasant soft hop-touch. Extremely easy to drink in spite of the high alcohol. A very warming strong abbey beer. 060993