Holdwine (1097) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lively strong ale with plenty of particles floating about. I finally got to use my Kwak glass and holder! Nice citrus/dried cherry notes. Banana as well. Just a little different and well worth the effort.
nick76 (4290) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer actually poured with chunks. It has the most floating particles I have ever seen. Also you can really feel them in the palate. The aroma has fruit, alcohol, caramel, rum, and vanilla. The flavor completely hides the alcohol with malt and spice. This has to be one of the biggest letdowns. The awful lumpy palate and complex taste make it hard to say whether it’s good or bad.
adrian910ss (2378) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours an amber color with a very thick creamy white head. Aroma is fruity with hints of fresh yeast, malt, sweet vinegar and caramel. Taste is a bit on the sweet and sour side, primarily sour fruits with hints of banana,mango,caramel and even nutmeg. Excellent overall and very refreshing.
FrankJohansen (3603) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a huge creamy mostly lasting head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruits and spices. Good beer.
Dredd (709) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Seductive aroma on this one and great appearence. pours with a big head and great colour, has big floaties, but you get that in this kind of beer.
Flavour is great with some tropical fruits (banana? citrus? hard to tell), caramel, cloves and you would barely notice the 8%.
Damn good beer.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cyprus @ All about Beer. Amber colored with firm white head. Malt aromas and nicely sweet taste. Very nice beer.
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Prominent citrus and cherry aroma. The appearance was unremarkable overall but the flavor was complex and a nice balance of citrus fruit with the underlying malt. An excellent beer.
BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Portland International Beer Festival – Tap]
A copper colored brew with a light head. This was a great easy to drink strong Belgian brew. I was very surprised and I really liked this beer. I got some great flavors from it and liked the underlying malt flavors. This was a great beer and would serve to my friends for sure.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big red color with floating particles and a large creamy head. Aromas are sweet malt - toffee and caramel. Big, rich, and creamy. Good malt flavoring throughout, mostly consisting of sweet toffee and caramel. Satisfying.
jason (1686) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. No standout aroma. Reddish appearance with thin head that stays. Very sweet with hints of bananas and mango on the palate. Very smooth and complexity changes some after warming. Good!