rederic (3210) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight cloudy amber hue, with some big flakes of lees swirling around, with a shy beige head, sweet alcoholic nose, with caramelized malt, brandyish accent, hint of spiciness, toffeeish note, with a honey touch in the aroma folows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet earthy grainy maltiness character, with a hint of fruitiness, warming accent, toffee note, leading towards a gainy malty, warmth alcoholic finish.
omhper (21286) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottled at East End Brewery, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong] Amber colour, firm creamy head. Toffee is obvious up front. Caranel and almond dominates this fairly soft malt driven beer. It has solid body, a light yeast character and lightly grassy finish. It’s not very complex, but really pleasant.
jonboy32818 (30) - orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into Kwak glass at home. I had this on tap in belgium, but it transported well to Florida. Big creamy head that disappeared quickly during the pour. Beautiful amber color and a hint of bananas, my wife smelled cherries in her glass just to let you know how exact a science this is. The taste was fruity, again bananas and something else tropical. There was no hint of alcohol and the aftertaste hung around for just the write amount of time.
Oh yeah there is a forum thread somewhere about the glass. No gimmick just good design.
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
slightly yellowish head
beautifull, orange-amber color (betwwen clear bronze and darker copper)
smells malty,spicy,corriander-like,some dryed fruits,a bit of hidden caramel-toffee
spice-taste, caramel-toffee taste, some citrus,some hops, a bit of alcohol
aftertaste nice, fruity bitterness,some caramel, warm,nice alcohol
well balanced, alcohol is warm, not harsh
i like it!
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A complex beer , with a nice smouth bitterness in the end. What a great beer. Can’t say anything negative about it. Aroma was malty sweet and a touch of caramel. Flavor also had the same as the nose but a little sweeter, grassy, and yeasty.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at My Place, Newtown, CT. Have to disagree with Oakes on this one. Found it enjoyable, no matallic or sweat. A bit of spice, nothing too distinguishable though. But can anybody explain the origins of the funky glass?
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, served in an official Kwak mini-yard. Tall and golden appearance, opaque = great. Extremely smooth, sensual feel, aroma of bright fruits, banana; flavor of caramel slight bite to the end. A wonderful ale, will try to get this one again soon!
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear red/gold, thick white head. Malt aroma. Taste is rum, caramel, with a hops bite. Good beer.
eaglefan538 (2943) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a light brown color with a nice fluffy head that provided adequate lacing. The aroma was caramel malty and even had some grassiness and honey in it. The flavor had all of the above with a little bit of a sweet finish and some yeast in the flavor profile. Came across too sweet and a little thick and syrupy for the amount of flavor, but not bad. Alcohol was nearly abasent.
toulstrup (15) - Maalov, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
My absoute favorite beer.!
Beautiful amber colour, fruity in the scent, sweet taste, chocolate and thick.
I drank it from the original glass, which have an interesting story behind it:
The glass is shaped the way it is because the bartenders in old time, could serve it to passengeres and drivers on the horse-carriages whitout them stopping. Then the glass would hang in a special mounted holder and no beer would spill... Great story, great beer.