mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, no BBD...protein drop evident in bottle and pout, didn’ t hold its head well, but some lacing...dominant carmelly malt aroma with some sassy spicing apparent(ginger? corriander?) hints to almonds...drinks with a good body, pleasantly malty with spice highlights and subtle hopping...finishes to sweetness, but not heavy or cloying. Somewhat rich, but still easy drinking and enjoyable.
Dorqui (2119) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 One great beer. Excellent, compact foam and of long persistence. Balanced aroma with fruit scents and mischiano bitter that together. Intense red color. To try.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very appealing rich floral, malted, toasted aroma with strong notes of bread, lumber, fruit, cardamom, alcohol. Clear orange appearance with Chunks, and many of them. Flavors that match the aroma but with an emphasis on the fruit with apricot and plum . A really well made ale.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in teh Kwak mini yard glass and wooden holder @ the Winking Lizard. Amber copper w/a large lasting white head. Sugary malt with a lightly floral hop; biscuity malt and a mild raisiny aroma, also toasty malt and anise qualities. Well balanced w/ a bready malt flavor, light flowery hop in the finish & aftertaste; Caramel & grape fruity esters and lightly bitter in the finish as well. Light clove yeasty spiciness. Alcohol sweetness is also noticeable. Highly carbonated, medium body, and well hidden alcohol. Very fine beer!!!!!! Not my favorite Belgian to date, but still a high quality beer.
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice beer, the glass is brilliant, the beer is sweet, mild taste, but still spicy. Interesting and original.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
WOW! A deep amber/ orange color.Was slightly sweet with sour notes.Heavy fruit and spices.Definately was not dissapointed.
JFGrind (1872) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kwak had a pleasant dark brown belgian ale appearance. Spiced malt with adequate bitterness flavor. Goblet beer.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange amber color, thin white head. Aroma of spices (maybe coriander), caramel and malt. Spicy flavor with caramel, malt and maybe yeast. Full body, liquorous texture, soft carbonation. It lacks some complexity to be a really good belgian strong ale but it’s enjoyable.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from the bottle an orange amber color with a modest beige head. Aroma is caramel and spice. Complex flavors of caramel, green apple, plumb, red grape with a lightly bitter and spicy dry finish. Smooth light palate.
mjg74 (2613) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep amber color. Strong aroma
consists of chocolate, malts, and a little bit of a candy/fruity aroma. Very rich flavor. Malty, roasty, chocolate and fruity tang. A bit of spice as well. Lots of stuff going on in this ale. Good stuff.