roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from an 11oz bottle into a tulip glass. Dark amber color with all sorts of funky shit floating about. Aroma is alcoholy and peach. Flavor is abrasive and off. Overall, not good.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear and light, with a good sized frothy head. Smells like gym socks. Medium bodied, with a creamy mouth feel.
jonno (2419) - JAPAN - DEC 15, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 A delight, very spicy, even though it was not too aromatic. Drunk from the original Kwak glass....very interesting
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Clear orange gold with a yellowy white head. Straong, heavy phenolic aromas tending to the darker side of the spectrum. Some fleshy fruit too (pineapple? grape?) and lots of juicy tangy wheat. In the mouth I got peach and pear notes under a minty clove and spcy wheat banana chorus. A noticable reisny presence too. Nice, and a little different.
jainsv (113) - USA - DEC 9, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep golden/amber color. Heavy malty aroma. Taste is also a bit too malty, with a slight fruit flavor.
iosonomarco (41) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Al naso è dolce, maltata, con notevoli e invitanti sentori fruttati (uva, ciliege) e floreali. Al palato la prima cosa che si nota è un intenso sapore di caramello con sentori di miele, poi con la degustazione salgono ti tono il malto e il fruttato. Il retrogusto è piacevolmente amarognolo.
danmalleck (26) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beautiful dark amber colour, with a very medicine/alcoholic nose. Not so vibrant on the nose or the tongue. Somewhat tasty, but I’ve most definitely had better. Not as fruity or flavourful as I would like.
altonbrownd (5166) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Saloon, Amsterdam. A reddish and strong ale with fruity and alcohol scent (not good). Taste of malts and berries. Decent enough.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml. bottle – color of amber , clear – nice white head , lingering - nose of jasmine , sweet fruitiness , caramel , cherries , sulfur, and alcohol – taste of sweet fruit , floral , caramel , malts , tar , red cherries , and raisins – low carbonation , slightly tart– aftertaste caramel , malts , cereal , slight alcohol
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/18/06- 13 oz. on draft at the Hop Leaf, Chicago.
Overall, I also agree this was a "nice" beer. But, it was pretty straightforward- not very complex. I may have to try this one again, since other than the unique glass, I didn’t find this one to be too special. Lots of other more interesting Belgians out there.