DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As a big fan of this style, I was excited to finally get this one in our state and bought one to try. While I didn't have the famous glass, I had one similar. My impressions were mixed; I maight tend to believe that I got an "aged" bottle after reading these other reviews. It just didn't seem as complex as some of the other Belgians and had almost no head, with almost a sour taste. That being said, it was pretty good, although not my favorite of the style.
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral ether of heady type
mead like and grape hyacinth. Serve
warmish, 8ºC+ for full effect. Cloying
sweetness of treacle and sherry.
Initially disappointed (too cold) but will
Lele (110) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stupenda birra, dalla storia da conoscere (soprattutto quella del suo caratteristico bicchiere). Fortemente maltata e un po’ speziata. Corpo strutturato
stic (109) - Oostende, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Famous for its glass. Malty, hoppy, something bitter.
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This isn’t bad, but nothing I would recommend. Taste and aroma are okay for the style. [short review due to it coming from my backlog]
Slokop (107) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper yellow color and a creamy head that did not last long, due to the form of the traditional glas that came with it.
Fruity tastes in good balance with the hop. Alcoholic but not exageratted.
The last sip will gush over your face when you’re drinking unattentive. Beware! Nice beer. Would ask for another kind of glas though.
milo91hd (107) - Lecce, ITALY - SEP 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottiglia. Colore ambrato carico con una schiuma cremosa fine e persistente. L’aroma richiama malto e spezie mentre al palato attacco in maniera dolce con caramello e frutta, finisce invece con un bel amaro caldo per niente fastidioso. Corpo medio con carbonazione bassa. Peccato non averla bevuta nel suo bicchiere caratteristico.
ghendrix (106) - Cardiff, WALES - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Porter’s Cardiff, served in the Kwak glass (look like a pretentious pillock drinking from this in a rammed bar to be honest, but ho hum). Amber-brown in colour, nice big tan head. Has toffee, roasted malts, chocolate, cereal, raisin all there. Alcohol is present too. Sweet taste and an almost sticky mouthfeel, finish is toffee, molasses. This is one sweet beer. Medium-heavy body. An experience.
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ver surprised by the 8%, it does not taste strong. A fruity banana aroma at first then becomes very sweet. Nice head when poured from bottle that lasts for a few sips. By the end of the glass sweetness was taking over.
Scottrf (105) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddy brown, beige head. Slightly murky, a few bubbles.
Spices and caramel, bitterness in aftertaste. Can taste alcohol.
Body a bit thin.
US import, same bottle as picture, not sure if same beer.
Tasty and easy to drink.