Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
got it at a bar in brugge mostly because of curiosity - the glass is the coolest thing about this. the whole time i thought i was drinking an amber ale and not a belgian strong, it was good though, perhaps a little too sweet, but a nice change of pace from other belgian beers
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice belgian style with a bit of yeast taste to it but otherwice very well balanced. A really nice non-trapist belgian!
nazbion (276) - Tübingen, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with short beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma, dried fruits and caramel. Tastes sweet, alcoholic and light bitterness at the end. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice belgian ale!
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a coppery gold. Initial flavour was bright and clean with caramel, orange peel, licorice/anise, coriander, and a hint of candy sugar. When yeast poured in the profile became more bitter and turbid on the taste buds.
lithilorn (275) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - MAR 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body and tan head. apricot and yeasty aroma. little bitter and sour. A good beer with a personality.
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
drank out of Kwak glass, pours an amber colour with a nice white head. bouquet of jasmine, cherries, and some caramel. taste is the same and the alcohol is well hidden. medium carbonated, and a sweet finish.
migwell (274) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a 75cl several times into a tulip, a style of glass where I too frequently let the foam get way ahead of me, particularly with these Belgians. Once the suds subsided, I discovered another sweet, yeasty, fruity brew, quite delightful. Raisins, Turkish apricots and plums predominate in a complex mix of flavors. Fortunate to drink this at about 50 degrees f., a good temp to bring out the flavors. I certainly wouldn’t care to make a night of drinking this, but as a treat, it is admirable.
DerGantzel (274) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty caramel aroma. Golden color, clear liquid, white head. Medium-heavy sweetness follow by medium bitterness. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation for the style. Great beer, and maybe slightly better when served in kwak glass.;)
cattaneopapa (273) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 330ml bottle from LCBO, Summerhill in Toronto, ON. 8.4% Alc./Vol. Pours a clear amber colour with a minimal lasting white head. Aroma is complex but candy and liquorice are pronounced. Whiff of hoppy aroma is present. Sweet candy flavor blends well with the traditional Belgian yeast and malts. Finishes off with a well balanced hoppy finish. Body is surprisingly light for a Belgian strong ale. Med - high carbonation.
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeah, I think 3.5 is about right. A very pleasant and drinkable Bel-Strong Ale but not enough of a lure for me to repeat buy at the price of ~$11.00/bottle when there are so many readily available Belgian Strong Ales that are more affordable. That being said....copper/red on the pour with a bubble white foammy head that dissipates quickly. A thin, clear lacing that lingers a bit is present. Alcohol presence is a bit overstated in my opinion. Definately sweet and malty, flavors of apple and cinnamon were present. Like I said......pleasant but too pricey.