mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy, red-orange pour. Fizzy, weak head dissipates quickly. Attractive aromas of malt, yeast, caramel and ripe apple/pear. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and fizzy, but is quickly overcome by a burst of well-rounded and upfront flavors of sweet fruit, lightly toasted malt, caramel candy, spices and faint vanilla. Alcohol definitely makes a play here, but in a pleasant, flavor- accentuating way. Not a world class Belgian, but pretty solid. Kinda surprised at the many low ratings. Worth a visit for sure.
joergen (25680) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Sweet aroma with notes of spices, fruits and marzipan.
Sweet flavour of spices with notes of fruits and alcohol.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Federal in Durham, NC. Served in a 1/5-yard glass in a wooden holder. Caramel color, slightly turbid. Caramel aroma and flavor with vanilla and alcohol undertones coming out in the flavor.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in the kwakj glass. Nice and rich. Sweet and a bit peppery. Malt character dominates. Very nice.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear red with a large white head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma of candy sugars, malts, and a little leather. Also slightly floral. Very sweet flavor, with some alcohol and a hint of a metallic unpleasantness in the aftertaste. Surprisingly good.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Federal in Durham, NC and served in a Kwak glass (with the wooden stand). Amber color with a decent white head. Sugary and malty aroma with a hint of spice. Very sweet malty beer with spices and caramel candy flavors. Enjoyable.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Medium amber, smallish head. Malt aroma. Malty flavor with yeast and spices.
scotty (1133) - SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely amber colour, not much of a head tho’ Big malty nose ...nice! Likewise, the palate bursts with complex malty flavours, sweet, but not cloying, a delicious, full flavoured brew, unfortunately NOT served in the unique glass. Peckhams, Clerk St, Edinburgh...an excellent range.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 75 cl bottle.
Aroma: malt, honey, caramel or toffee.
Apperance: orange yellow soft, yellowish white head.
Flavour: sweet, mild, vanilla, small bitterness, some sourishness.
Palate: ordinary, foamy, fizzy, soft.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 Alcohol and sugary sweetness in the aroma. Light brown with a fairly thin head for the style. Medium malt character that goes sweet in the middle with some metallic tinged alcohol in the finish.