Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Funny glasses. The tastes like the other triple Belgian Strong Ales with a hint of yeast.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very funny beer. The glasses are great.
TAR (2378) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2005 750 ml corked: Not bottle conditioned. Crystal clear Alt-like color with a dazzling white, creamy foam. The aroma is unlike any other Belgian: Smoke, fig, clove, and white grape. Underlying English hops there as well. Alcohol is hardly evident in this 8% ale. At first contact, the full body provides an intricate sweetness. Doppelbock-Barleywinelike. Silky, soft carbonation. Apricot, caramel, honey, white grape, and soft spice cake are followed by a Triple like fruitiness and bock-like malt profile. Subtle flavor of pine, yet intense sensation of whole mint leaf at room temperature. Amazing. Very fruity and balanced. In fact, one of the fruitiest, malty beers I can remember. Hop flavor is only evident at the back of the throat. This feel/texture counters the malt sweetness splendidly. This is a most unique ale and of the utmost quality. This defies class, as it exhibits traits of a Germanic Alt and Doppelbock, Spicy, fruity Triple, and the slick, soft mouthfeel of an Old Ale. Without a doubt a beer to be sought by any beer aficianado.
melkor99 (4) - FRANCE - AUG 13, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this fudgeing beer, it’s as beautifull as good. And the special glass is the little plus waht make the different !
jerohen (1932) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 Amber coloured, great head. Quite sweet, notes of caramel and nuts, alcohol is certainly detectable. Nice beer, but somehow i always like the bottled version more than when served on draft. Few extra points overall for the beautiful glass.
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright copper in colour. Super head which was frothy yet had much texture (although didn’t last). If you let this beer linger slightly in your mouth you will pick up a most wonderful toffee flavour. Quite hoppy for a beer of this nature as well. Kind of reminded me of Hoegaarden Forbidden Fruit only better all round. Very impressed.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
wow! sweet and malty and just damn good
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rerate: Orange dark-gold slightly hazy colour with some suspended flakely bits and a yellow-beige short lasting head. Caramel malt, cured meat yeast, faint fruit, grainy malt and some alcohol aromas (especially as it warmed up). Medium bodied with above average malty sweetness perhaps still overbalancing my liking for a more balanced bitter-sweet flavour. The palate is relatively plain and has a softish end for this type of beer. The alcohol also comes through giving it a somewhat raw or unfinished feel. Sweetish, alcoholic malty finish. First rated 12/5/02 3.4
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold colour, good big white head with serious carbonation. Nose is citrus/malty with fruit and bubblegum as well. A fair few chunky bits in the body are propelled all over by the carbonation. Sticky sweet body with some bitterness and a malt finish. Good stuff, love the glass.
Suttree (4736) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
toffee and caramel nose, more bitter finish than a lot of Belgians. Seems to be more of a session beer, maybe.