HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very spicy nose. The beer has a champagne like carbonation. There seems to be a spice that I can not put my finger on. However, I do think this beer has a healthy dose of candy sugar added. The head will not die. A good brew that is a little sticky.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 A very complex book with detailed chapters on fruit, spices, caramel, malt and hops…The pages of my copy though are stuck together by bubblegum…This is not the first copy I buy…
bierkoning (10000) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2011 Malty aroma, prunes and a hint of roasted malt. Sweet malty taste with caramel, apple and prunes. Bit of an alcohol burn. Slightly bitter and fruity finish. A bit sticky. The beer tastes o.k., but doesn’t stand out in any way.
Another bottle, tasted in 2010 confirms this rating.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice head, sweet aroma reminds me alot of weltenburger anno.
samustdog (73) - USA - JUN 18, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
VERY impressed by this beer. I had this at a Belgian restaurant in London called Belgos. It comes in a beautiful glass that looks like a beaker, and has a nice bitter taste to it. Recommended.
pilsnerrogge (2485) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet n’ sourish with hints of yeast.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 10, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet smell and taste, I thought that the alcohol was covered up pretty well. This is a good intro to Belgian brews. Fruity taste: apple, pear, grape. This is one that I’ll drink after I’ve exhausted everything I can get locally.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy flavor, high alcohol is evident. A tad harsh. I’m just not a fan of the Kwak.
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
To much waffle on this beer. Standard Euro drop. Smells good, Broad tones over the mid-tongue, quick on the tip... reasonably fast. We like it! God purchase. A little residue scorchy wax in the palette. But a very quick conditioning
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper/ruby red. Little if any head on this one. Definite yeasty and spicy notes in the aroma and in the taste. Very sweet, maybe a little too much so. Can definitely feel the alcohol, although it seemed to be relatively well concealed.