mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours hazy golden orange with a thick white head and furious looking carbonation. yeasty, bready, orangy aroma. sweet fruity and slightly spicy flavours in this big malty beer. tasty.
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 Nov, 2002 There was a comforting familiarity about this, like being given your favourite teddy. I embraced it. I smothered it in warm kisses. Sweet. Alcohol. Bitter after-taste. Like the end of a relationship. My whole life was here. The bed moved. Clap if you believe in fairies. [2.9]
Nov, 2011 Part of a wooden case of Belgian beers bought in Carrefour Nice late at night just as they were closing. This is part of my Nice-Cannes Marathon experience. The beer is clearly like Duval - pale, strong, perfumy, chalky dry. These blonde strong Belgian ales are so much like strong Euro-lagers that there isn’t a huge difference. You get the high alcohol notes, and you get high. This is sweeter than Duval so I liked it a bit more, but there were still some unpleasant alcohol flavours. [2.9]
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 14, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy golden color, slightly bitter taste. nothing out of the ordinary.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex aroma showing a hefty amount of malt sweetness, yeast which imparts a weizen-like aspect with cloves, spice and banana as well as a distinct doughiness, some melon and citrus fruit and noticeable alcohol. Medium to dark golden color with a hint of amber. Opaque, with a goodly amount of effervescence and a very dense, impressive, long-lasting off-white head. Lacing is also thick and liberally coats the glass. Flavor is very interesting, with citrus and tropical fruitiness, peppery alcohol, a slight cheesiness, light but sugary sweetness, and to balance this some spicy hop flavors. Initially sweet palate that turns acidic but not tart or sour. Finish is alcoholic, peppery and spicy, and very long with some malt and acidity as well. Very different beer, but respectable.
slonob99 (1) - IOWA CITY, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lemony and spicey. Very blond leaning ale. Starts with a nice grain fruitiness. Somehow becomes dry in the finish. It’s an oddly lengthy finish, which is very nice. However it ends with a strong bitter note. Have another taste before this happens, and you’ll be fine. Nose is near perfect. This seems to be an ale made by those who love lager. It could almost pass as one.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Conceals its percentage very well. Subtle hops and spice.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark blond. Thick caramel aroma. Spicy, with a clear alcohol taste.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper gold color, large head. Aggressively hoppy and spicy. Strong malt flavor, Added cane sugar evident. Complex taste. Interesting amalgam of flavors; sweetness, tartness, almond nuttyness. Mouthfeel is full and expansive, creamy. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, some alcohol bite at 10.5%. Interesting beer. A warming afterglow, taste smoothes with time.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden amber. Head is not very impressive for a tripel. Nose is fruity, spicy and sweet. Sweetness in taste is bordering on cloying. Alcohol is present only in a slow burn on the way down. Only it’s sweetness prevents me from giving better marks.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex tasting ale due to the malt and hops. Has a strong alcohol flavor and after taste.