bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a golden yellow color with a small head. Descent tasting Belgian brown ale.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ahoy matey. Shiver me timbers, what an amazing grog this is. Arrr! If you don't go out and pick this stuff right up, I might make you walk thee plank.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with huge frothy head, nice lacing and a high level of carbonation. Malt aromas with traces of hops and a large yeast/dough presence. Sweet malts hit the tongue first going into a mellow bread taste finishing with slightly bitter hops. A creamy palate makes this a pleasing BSA.
CapFlu (4613) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle) Thin, white head and golden body. Sour nose? Rich, thick and malt. Delicious flavour with a lasting finish.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - OCT 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this off tap at the Smokehouse on Riverside Dr. while watching the Buckeye's game; in an authentic Piraat snifter no less. The brew is a cloudy clover honey amber with no head or lacing to speak of. The nose is butterscotch, cloves and alcohol, flowers, and brown sugar. The flowery flavor has sweet alcoholic warmth in abundance. The light to medium body is slightly syrupy and flat, finishing very alcoholic.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A thick, pure white head with a golden color. Lemon licorice, malty aroma. The Citrus and the alcohol attack the palate at once. Sweet and very warming. Honey comes through later in the aftertaste. A good after dinner ale.
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(My bottle is called "Piraat Amber"?)
Dull hazy orange colour; very sticky pearling, huge golden head, very slowly collapsing. Nose is meaty, yeasty, nearly cured ham - like, metallic to lactic sour. Smells infected! Taste is - thank God - at odds with the nose, except for the very yeasty-creamy mouthfeel. Beer is outspokenly sweet, liquorice-tinted, and with background citruszeste flavours. Bit of spices in the palate: nutmeg, coriander, but all as if below identification tresholds. Thick mouthfeel, much alcohol is obvious. Bit sticky ending. There's something amiss with the nose of my particular sample. Rest is more classic - at Van Steenberge they like sweet - alcohol punch, very politic.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a rich golden color, and is topped by a thin white head. There is a slight haze to the beer as well. The aroma is light, with a bit of hops and maybe just a hint of citrus. The taste is mostly a malt sweetness, coupled with a strong alcohol note. There is a decent hops bittering in the finish, but this is all about sweet, fruity sweetness. The mouthfeel is very rich and smooth, and the drinkability is good.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden color, not much head but it laces well. Winey, bready aroma. The flavor is mostly yeasty fruit (banana and plum), but with an unpleasant dry aftertaste (diacetyl?). The alcohol is well-masked, but as <a href=ShowBeer.asp?BeerID=3962&FanofID=6872>egaj put it, the "pinchy" aftertaste brings it down a notch or two.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is of bananas, sour apples, and perhaps a bit of passionfruit or papaya. The appearance is a golden color. Flavor is slightly sweet up front with hints of the fruity nose. The middle is somewhat bland with a slight taste of cigarette butt nastiness. The finish is dominated by an alcohol bite. The mouthfeel is average. Overall a mediocre strong ale.