jutipiri99 (1) - SPAIN - MAR 15, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The first time I taste it iíve thinked that was the better beer iíve never tasted.At now, Iím still thinking thats a very good beer. If you never have tasted, donít wait more.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, drank at room temp. Besides smelling the alcohol, I got some fruitiness and biscuit. The hazy golden color was as offset by large floating dark chunks, and was as unique as its taste. The head wouldnít quit.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2004 deep copper colour, light, soft and slightly soapy texture, but has a lot more nutty, savoury character (Bov gets it right with smoked bacon), and a beautifully balanced touch of bitterness at the end that doesn't detract from the complex, rounded malt flavours. Complex aroma, too, with peanut butter, lemon, grass, coriander, and marzipan. As it warms it develops a nice whiskeyish character, with juicy pear flavours coming through. rer8: i must have been feeling verbose when i wrote that rating. well. this is a spicy, malty and slightly medicinal beer, plenty of nutty munich, as well as lemongrass and peanut butter as mentioned. a bit... empty somehow though.
igneous1 (1476) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very sweet aroma and taste..maybe even a little too sweet to the point of being unbalanced
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, but not great. Darker in color than most ítripelí style beers. Tasted quite tripel like with honey, alcohol, and a certain degree of spicy (almost wit-like) notes. Alcoholic finish, with a fair bit of hops. Good lacking that special something that makes a beer a great beer rather than just a good one.
dirkbreedveld (287) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
jagwil99 (4) - PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 8, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A superb beer.Interesting glass.Very drinkable
rauchbier (3503) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Needs more hops. Toffee malt and alcohol dominate the body. Above average belgian ale but not stunning by any means.
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, malty aroma and fruity taste. Packs quite an alcoholic kick.
Belgik (72) - Sterrebeek, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Off-white medium firm foam tops a limpid medium-dark amber brew with quite lively medium-fine bubbles.
Discreet herb aroma.
Bitter-sweet tasting foam, the beer itself sweet herby-malty taste with rather bitter ending. Medium-bodied, this beer is a bit on the sweet side, with a bitter ending, hence in my view lacking balance and individual character.