PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - APR 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pulled an amazing 180 on me when I had it with food. Alone, I was unimpressed, but with a meal its slight sweetness became crisp and very enjoyable. If you've tried this one and found it less than perfect, try it again with a hearty meal.
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour. Malty aroma. Caramel, malty flavour. Nice glas. Little sweet too.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 12, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 re-rate pending
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells slightly sweet, small feel of cirtus. It foamed up in the bottle, yet, gave very little head once poured. Color is nice ambem and golden. Palate is nice, gives a feel of bitterness initally, followed by a the citrus flavor.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glowing bronze/copper color---medium cream head and honeycomb lace...a few floaters, but still pretty...Aroma attractively cidery, yeasty---nice...This has plenty of apple-like snap; effervescent, fairly acidic mouthfeel is rather cidery, adds to refreshment...Finish is tart and medium-dry...This is not very complex as Belgians go, but is certainly flavorful and refreshing...A nice change of pace...and it certainly feels light for a potent elixer...
RobBestwick (631) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet citrusy aroma, bronze hue with a medium sized off-white head, sweet and fruity, grapes, well laced, long fruity finish.
Eirikur (374) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAR 31, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2003 This beer was a surprise. The aroma is a bit heavy, but the taste is lovely and very nice aftertaste that lasts for a long time. I will buy it again when i have the change.
This beer is dangerously drinkable. I want more, I want more.
3fourths (8377) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL: Slightly murky medium brown pour, with close to no head at all. Smells like cranberries and grapes, with a pugnant, unpleasent rotting aroma. First taste is mild spices, followed by a sour kick of old apples, and as it rolls across the back of my tongue I get a alcoholic kick that bites the insides of my cheeks. I'm seriously concerned that my bottle went bad, as the cork was not as loud as othier bottles, there was close to no head at all, and the tastes is just sour enough to suggest it's been skunkified.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kwak has a beautiful amber color and a strong malted taste. I enjoyed this beer that I find similar to a barley wine. Unfortunately I did not have the traditional Kwak stirrup cup drinking glass.
Sigmund (5461) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(330 ml bottle). Beautiful deep amber colour, just slightly hazy. Great head. INTENSE aroma of spiced alcohol (nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon), hints of ammonium chloride too. Flavour is malty and spicy, but not as intense as you'd expect from the aroma. Sweetness seems just right. Aftertaste is good, but a bit short. An interesting beer, like so many Belgians.