BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber color with lots of head, little lacing and some chill haze. Aroma of wheat banana and clove, very belgian. Full belgian flavors, very complex with lots of fig. Mouthfeel is alcohol, dry and refreshing. This is very unsuspecting from the bottle, don't ask me why.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty boring Belgian. The alcohol is masked by some clove and plum notes, as well as the bready yeast flavor. I noticed a bit of sugar and spices, but nothing too exciting.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a medium off-white creamy head with fine-small bubbles. This brew had a clove aroma to it. The body was cloudy and it was golden in hue with some carbonation observed. I can definitely taste the alcohol in this brew. Wow! The lacing was fair on the sides of my glass. There is a strong bitter taste that lingers with this brew.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew pours a large head of fine and medium sized white bubbles with a cloudy dark yellow body. Its aroma is very mild indeed buit from what I could smell of it nice in a malty banana way. The flavor is powerful and well backed by its 10,5% ABV. It has acomplex flavor that includes nots of bread, citrous, spice, malt and maybe a few other things. It doesn't take long for the alcohol to hit you either. This is a powerful complex brew.
Frank (2222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright golden with a huge creamy head. Big foamy sheets of lace. Bready, yeasty nose. Slightly thin on the palate but no major complaints. Sweet and citrusy. Notes of banana in the dry finish. Damn, this has some alcohol in it. It burns my belly. Nice.
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another one that I was dissappointed by. Way too strong of an alcohol taste on this one. That combined with its heavier body made it a bit of a chore to drink and enjoy.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was very good ale I thought. A nice belgian strong,with a citrusy fruitness too it that I liked. I have had several beers from the Van Steenberge brewery and I have yet to be dissapointed. Nice rich golden color with moderate carbonation, there was indeed a doughy flavor to it, that made it slightly chewy. It also had a good dry tartness that increased as the beer warmed, I hope to be able to come across another one of these.
deprogram (114) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Just the thing after a hard day appeasing the clueless users of technology (you know who I mean). Intoxicating jungle flower fragance, brandy warmth. Mmm.
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice pour of bright yellow with a large white head. Aroma of coriander and clove. A decent flavor, but it finishes very alcoholic. Really detracted from the flavor of the beer.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow color, with a smallish white head, which makes nice tracings across the top of the brew. Belgian blonde-like aroma, yeasty and malty, rather sweet. Flavor is pretty sweet and malty, with a smooth but alcoholic finish. Alcohol is not well hidden, but it blends well with the flavor, giving it a strong but smooth finish. Very nice overall.