Odeed (1795) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle reads "best before 1/1/2007.so the kwak poured ice tea like in color with loads of bubbles and little "floaties".i got the usual big white belgian head.as is left the glass i recieved some nice lacing.i gathered citurs,and caramel in the aroma.the flavor had a mix up of grapefruit,belgian yeast,candy,and caramel.mouthfeel was a bit acidic and on the medium side.this is one of those beers that needs to sit in te trappist glass for a bit to calm the acid/carbonation down a bit.overall this is a nice belgian brew.
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Has a bit of butterscotch and yeast in the nose. Pours out to a cloudy amber-gold color with finely beaded white head. Starts out with some toffee-like malty sweetness and ends with a light alcohol sensation. A few light fruit and spice notes, but nothing strong.
Arayaga2 (1845) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2011 itís a good Belgian product, but somehow, I just donít care. Iíve rated it better than some things I definitely prefer, but It just tastes rather generic to me. Too well blended.
Itís a darker brown than I recall, with a grassy heineken-esque hop scheme.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with no real head. Smells strongly of oranges. Very sweet and orangey with some suger.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear amber colour. Medium head. Malty, sweet, slightly honeyish aroma. Malty, quite sweet, slightly alcoholic, fruity (banana) taste. Also, some honey in the taste. A really nice beer.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
red/amber in colour with cloudy yeasty hugh. sweet floral aroma of hops. strong malty tatse with very warm mouthfeel like chillies.
BBB63 (6300) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Slightly hazed amber hue with a small but lasting head and nice lacing. The aroma has notes of dried apricot and apple, light clove, toasted bread, earthy and musty yeast esters, and a touch of bittering hops. The taste starts with a noticeable sweetness but is not over the top. A mild fruity component and some lingering bitterness upon the finish. A grainy and veggie aftertaste limited my enjoyment of this beer. The feel is quite average as well but the alcohol is mostly hidden. I drank a few of these way back when I lived in Belgium. I didnít care much for it then and well quaffable, I still donít.
jimhilt (2442) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a two-finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a ring and some lace. Cloudy, amber color. Medium bodied. Sweet raisin nose. Light carbonation. Starts and finishes with sweet overtones, not syrupy, but clean. Pricey at $4.34 for a 330ml bottle from Oliverís Beverage Albany, NY.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear amber color with a small white head. aroma is wood and apple with some sweet tartness. flavor is less complex than the aroma. one dimensional sweetness. decent hop notes. body is smooth and nice. this is not too bad.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.22.04 750 ml bottle. Copper-golden pour with fluffy white head and sporadic lace. Harsh alcoholic nose; isopropyl; golden raisin; vinous; apricot, dried. With deep raisin flavors, it really is a delicious brew -- tastes like a raisin punch. The alcohol is very strong, especially for an 8% brew - and it imposes itself on the flavor and burns the nose. But, despite the burn; itís not a terribl bad thing, itís still a spicey quaff. Lots of honey notes as it warms.