JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice cherry wood colour with a tiny white head.Lovely malty, hoppy aroma and a sweet slightly spicy taste & unlike some other belgian beers this one doesnt have a massively bitter aftertaste.I think that it hides its alcohol well,but Im sure the Mrs would dissagree when Im muttering drunken sweet nothings to her later on this evening!!! Good beer,I could drink a few of these.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Ølbaren, Copenhagen. Poured in the original Kwak yard. Light chestnut brown body, has a orange hue, small off-white head. Smoky aroma, nice malts and some sweetness to back it up. Frutiy, spicy flavor, very strong alcohol flavor which becomes to much and cloying. Extra credits for the cool glass.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Monk’s. Clear ruby brew, no head, little lace. To taste a bit boozy, strong port flavor. Delicious.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2007 Rerate, 23/10/2007. Deep copper to brown hue, very clear, with a largish, off-white, frothy head...no lacing. The aroma is quite strong--sweet and fruity. Initial impressions are of caramel, treacle and blueberries. Underneath one can find dessert sherry, dates...Dr. Pepper? Hop tones of basil, white pepper, lavender. Less sweetness in the flavour than expected, starting with some caramel but completely overshadowed by intense, berry-like acidity. The finish is a bit herbal, as would be expected, but the acidity is still intense, almost with a tannic quality to it. Finishes very dry, alcoholic with lingering notes of lingonberry and maple wood. A hint of smokiness appears with significant warmth. Blueberry aftertaste begins to mount. Medium-full bodied with a slick texture and vigorous carbonation. Definitely an odd one, with plenty of diverse flavours. They’re not really working in harmony for me though, lots of clashing between the sweetness and blueberry acidity, the alcohol singe, the vague smokiness.33cl bottle, Leffe goblet, bbe 18/09/09.
33 cL bottle, tulip glass. Caramel, toffee, nutty malt (H); grass hops (L); raisin, plum, peach, brown sugar aromas. Red orange body with a foamy, off-white head that reminds me of a homebrew that’s not done fermenting. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish. Medium-full body, oily/slick texture, soft carbonation, light alcohol. The bottom line is: everything about this beer screams of a homebrew that isn’t ready to be drunk yet.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge rocky long lasting head. Amber color. Sweet aroma with hint of spice. Good body with candy sugar sweetnees and a spicy finish. Alcohol shows lightly at the finish.
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as smooth as its sister Deus, but more flavorful. Unfortunately I prefer the flavor of Deus as I’m not much for the flowery Belgian characteristic. Flavor is slightly sweet, with floral notes and a balance of hops and malt.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How can I not rate this a top for appearance in its own glass? Now, do I smell aniseed? Strange taste, licorice mixed in malt and hops? Edgy, fun.
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nicely in a Kwak "foot of ale" glass. The beer is a dark amber color, with a gorgeous frothy head and a caramel aroma. There is a slightly bitter syrupy flavor that grows fuller and sweeter as the beer warms. After the first couple sips, there is slight alcohol aftertaste. This is a better than average Belgian ale that is fun to drink in its own glass.
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 Original Rating, August 11, 2004: Lovely amber or brown color. No head. Aroma is very malty and sweet. Lots of malt in the taste along with some yeast and bread character. Tasty, but not over over the top. 7/4/7/3/15 Re-rating, August 21, 2009: Copper, amberish color with a medium head. Bready aroma, along with some sweet malt. Sweet, yet spicy malt and yeast body. Lots of white pepper. Really interesting since none of the spice is alluded to in the aroma. Tries to finish dry with an above average carbonation, but is still sweet. Really nice.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber Coloring. Good Head. Some Malt. Sweet. Smooth for Alcohol Rating. Pretty Straightforward Beer, But for What it Is, Not Bad.