jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with a gi-friggin-gantic white head. Bready, yeasty aroma. The spiciness and the over-the-top alcohol flavors donít mesh. Why would you get this when Duvel is so widely available?
Sten (713) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden coloured beer with a big white head. The taste is sweet and alcoholic. The aftertaste is more spicy and also a bit dry bitter. A nice beer. (Bottle 33cl)
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an effervescent yellow with a tall fizzy white head which dissipated almost completely. Aroma of vinous grapes, candy, flowers, and spices. Taste is flowery, spicy, with a touch a honey flavor and a fairly light dry finish. Body is light and feels over-carbonated. Not bad... has complexity, but I donít sense the care that goes into good belgians.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle fromm Beers of Europe. Tim Webb has said this is the beer served as the house beer at Staminee De Garre in Brugge. It certainly is very similar. Hazy golden, persistant white head. Aroma overwhelmingly spicy, with cloves, coriander, pepper, pineapple, alcohol. Firm mouthfeel with warming finish. Very fine beer.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shiver me timbers, this is one damn fine Belgium brew! Pours a cloudy golden color with a willing head and lotsa fine lacing. Rich yeasty pineapple aroma. Creamy spice flavor with a gripping mouthfeel and lingering sweet marmalade and bread aftertaste with a hop tingle. Raise the Jolly Roger because Iím off to plunder some more of this delicious booty!
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy yellow wheat, thick, firm white head that gripped the sides of my trappist glass. Aroma is bold and full of yeast, sweet and strong! Flavor "reminiscent of bread dough" indeed! Bitter and dry aftertaste. Enjoyed it.
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Everything about it is good. It is nice and fizzy and also has a nice full body. What I didnít like was the extremelly badly hidden high alcohol content, not very enjoyable, try a different Belgian strong Ale; there is better out there.
IndyF1 (19) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This yellow highly alcoholic beer has a strong aroma that reminded me of bananas. Good palate, fizzy, good head,kind of lemony taste. I liked it!
dwyerpg (4917) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A faint nutty aroma (hazelnuts?), this is a very heady beer with a cloudy yellow appearnace. This is a nice Belgian, smooth with mild spicy tingles, but an excellent hider of its HAC - that is - until it hits you. Wow, that hits though. This and the Gulden Draak were the highlights of a six-pack of Belgians i recently bouth, though the Triple Bornem was also nice.
njklebs (9) - USA - SEP 5, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the top of the beer food chain for my liking. Did not score it perfect because it would mean that I no longer need to search for the perfect beer.
Overall great color, flavor, aroma, and aftertaste. Plus, a bottle of this at 10% will start or end your night with a little WOW.