ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, amber colour with a huge head formation, very long lasting off white. Aroma of fruit, sweet malts and a hint of spiciness. Very complex flavours consisting of fruits, hops and sweet malts. Kind of sweet finish with fairly light bitterness. Warming alcohol characters. The brother of Tripel Karmeliet.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orangey brown with a thin, nearly non-existent head. Smells fruity , lightly bitter with just a hint of sourness.
Taste surprisingly has a lot of alcohol up front, followed quickly by the big fruity flavors, plum and berry and sour apple. Lightly nutty and plenty malty. Again, lightly sour. Medium bodies brew and lightly sticky finish. Lots going on here and something just didn’t quite work for me. Not very drinkable IMO. the alcohol flavor was a bit offputting and it just seemed a bit haphazard. Maybe better in Belgium?
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is so funny. I can never rember the flavor because I concentrate on the glass. But today it was served to me in a wineglass(!!) and I realized what a great beer this actually is. It’s fresh and malty and bitter at the same time. And it looks absolutely wonderful.. even in a wineglass!
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330ml). I don’t know why, but it has taken 3 goes for me to finally review this one. For some reason I could not bring myself to comment after the first two. This is no doubt a very competent brew. Beautiful hazy (I poured the yeast in) deep reddish gold with a few protein floaties marring the overall effect this time (I think I left it too long in a very cold fridge, the other two had no floaties), nice dense white head with plenty of lacing. Toasty, yeasty, subtly funky aroma, but with a slight latex finish which marked it down a little. Quick sweet caramel and honey malty start with a sudden but lingering dry middle and a warm alcohol finish with subtle but pleasant and balancing bitterness. Reasonably uncomplicated and well balanced overall. Very nice fine and full palate, accentuating the overall experience of the beer. Easy beer to like.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red/brown, white lasting head. Aroma from plums, banana and with nutty notes. Malty flavor with some alcohol and some cream. Mild and sweet finish.
madquacker (1071) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral aromas. A maroon colour with plenty of floaters. Very sweet and creamy on the palate. Not my cup of tea but appreciate it is a fine beer.
heemer77 (5165) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle at a festival. Light amber body. The aroma was bubblegum and peanuts. The taste was peanuts and bananas. There is also a quite spicy note of nutmeg. The body is nice and slick.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
red color with a medium head and has tons of floaties in it. Aroma of yeast, fruits and spices. Raisin flavor and you can taste the heavier alcohol but not over powering. Leaves you with a clean aftertaste.
aracauna (3234) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The body is a dark ruby brown with an ok head. The aroma is overripe apples, a bit of bubble gum and a touch of cloves. The flavor is fairly sweet malt with more of the yeasty fruit.
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) The gimmicky glass is NOT the main thing about this beer. Actually the "Kwak" is a very decent ale in it’s own right. Beautiful amber with a nice creamy head. Lots of floating yeast. Has some caramel-like notes but never gets sweet or cloying. Very nice ale. 181093