Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice smooth, slightly bitter easy drinking ale! Served in a test tube like glass with a wooden holder! The barman made me take my left shoe off, apparently something to do with tradition!
rickyleepotts (77) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I see this bottle all the time, and have always wanted to buy it. But at $4.99, it’s tough having not had it. This is on our 1001 Bottles list, so we didn’t have a choice. Glad I didn’t buy it before now, because it’s not good! It does have a nice sweetness to it, but the mouthfeel is boring, the aroma is weak, and the aftertaste is... well, there isn’t one. I am not impressed, and if they want to give me my money back, that would be fine!
anfractuosity (76) - - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice beer, was served in a pub in a Kwak glass (which looks like something from a lab)
Yage (76) - - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sötét rézszínű ital, kis habtartóssággal.Alapvetően malátaédes jellege mögött diszkrét komlókeserűség húzódik meg, amely az utóízben válik hangsúlyossá.Kötelező!!!!
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin, sweet Belgian really has nothing going for it. Lacks the complexity of comparable Belgian brews, and all the nifty glassware in the world won’t change that.
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle into an (improper) stout glass. Aroma of toasted bread and roasting chestnuts with a strong coppery head. Docked points on appearance due to the large (20 or more per glass) of floaties in the glass, even after a very careful pour. But the flavor and mouthfeel are so much more than the standard belgian golden ales that I don’t even care. Strong roast nuts, toasted almonds, caramel and hints of apricot and cherry pull together to give a beer that is a little different with each sip as the palate becomes accustomed.
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured nicely into a custom glass which was a little weird. The glass had its own wooden holder. Great flavor and very well balanced. Nice finish.
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.
Belgik (72) - Sterrebeek, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Off-white medium firm foam tops a limpid medium-dark amber brew with quite lively medium-fine bubbles.
Discreet herb aroma.
Bitter-sweet tasting foam, the beer itself sweet herby-malty taste with rather bitter ending. Medium-bodied, this beer is a bit on the sweet side, with a bitter ending, hence in my view lacking balance and individual character.
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.