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 (4745) - 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.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very sweet with toffee and caramel. Smooth at first, but finishes with a bit of unpleasant alcohol bite. The glass is damn cool though.
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice richness with toffee, caramel flavour. This had a bitter sweet palate. A nice beer, wish i had a glass.
stic (109) - Oostende, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Famous for its glass. Malty, hoppy, something bitter.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very spicy nose. The beer has a champagne like carbonation. There seems to be a spice that I can not put my finger on. However, I do think this beer has a healthy dose of candy sugar added. The head will not die. A good brew that is a little sticky.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 A very complex book with detailed chapters on fruit, spices, caramel, malt and hops…The pages of my copy though are stuck together by bubblegum…This is not the first copy I buy…
bierkoning (9586) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2011 Malty aroma, prunes and a hint of roasted malt. Sweet malty taste with caramel, apple and prunes. Bit of an alcohol burn. Slightly bitter and fruity finish. A bit sticky. The beer tastes o.k., but doesn’t stand out in any way.
Another bottle, tasted in 2010 confirms this rating.