whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massive, thick, foamy white head. Clear golden body with moderate carbonation. Thick cottony lacing. Classic citrus and banana nose of a tripel plus some spice, yeasty aroma and a vague leathery quality. Flavor is very distinct with elements of leather, fruit peels, more spice, and prominent alcohol. This is a big beer and I enjoyed it considerably.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10.5%? Wow! I had no idea. The aroma was like walking through an apple orchard. The medium white head was supported by a light yellow body. It tasted appley with a beer influence.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice intens gold-blond beer with a good white fluffy head.Good aroma’s off white fruit and fine hops,also alcohol warmness in the nose.Round fullbodied taste with sweetness and a hoppy bitterness.The afthertaste is warm and alcohol-sweet with a bitterness that lingers on.
badgerben (4562) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, spicy, and sweet Belgian. Golden color. Not to shabby, but for some reason I expected more.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is, it is a glorious thing to be a Pirate King!! Gold Coloring. Big Head...wants to stick around... fruity. sweet. Not too bad.
haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buena cerveza rubia. Belga. Color dorado. Mucha espuma. Alta gradacion (10.5%). Buen sabor (especiado y herbal)
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2012 Bottled. A golden beer with a massive long lasting thick white head, and heavy lacing. The asoma is spicy and herbal, and definitely alcoholic. The taste is also spicy and thick with the warming alcohol in abundance. A tasty supping beer.Score 3.9
Subsequent ratings scored 3.2 and 4.3. Average becomes 3.8
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange-amber beer with a huge white head. Aroma shows yeastiness, some plums, apple, orange, and pineapple aroma along with a generous amount of black pepper, clove, cinnamon, and other spices. Flavour is similar, with fruits, spices and a nice citrus bite all finished off by a slightly bitter finish. Well balanced.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled: ive had this several times but refreshed my memory yesterday....always thought it was from somwhere else due to the label??? this a typical belgian strong spicy citrus notes bananas in the nose....mouth is mostly the same some bubblegum warmth and sweets of alcohol. good for a try but not for drinking.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy sweet lemony alcohol aroma rises from the enormous white head. Nicely balanced and fairly easy to drink, the spices do not overwhelm the malt character and sweet fruit goodness. Enjoyable but be careful, one of these can put you off kilter a bit.