SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very attractive cloudy golden color with a thin white lace and very little head. The alcohol wasn’t noticable until it warmed a bit, but still wasn’t too bad. Nice and sweet, with a very pleasant fruit smell.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey, I’m home, nice lighter Belgian Ale, .This one is light and sweet and it packs a punch. This one won’t be on the top of my list ,but it is an enjoyable beer, it was part of a 6 beer Belgian Ale Sampler. I would say this is a good choice for a stronger summer Brew.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2005 Amber with thin white head.
Toffee nose with almonds and crayon aroma.
Burned flavor with notes of toffee, almonds, pepper, alcohol and mineral. Bitter.
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2003 Blondish brown in color. Strong taste of alcohol throughout. Spices very evident along with a slight fruit taste. More like a Belgian Strong ale mixed with a witbier or hefe-weizen. Still highly recommended though. Also tastes great aged.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant aroma. Spicy with yeast. Alcohol is well hidden, but certainly not forgotten.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color, firm white head. strong alcohol aroma. some spice and yeast smells coming our in the aroma. phenolic taste. very clove like. warm alcohol presence. semi-dry mouthfeel. reminiscent of a hefeweizen-just stronger. alcohol definitely felt. finishes really clean. and aas my friend said: ’far a strong ass beer it tastes really good.’
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very faint hazy honey-gold with large (quite bitter tasting) cream/white foamy head. Luscious lightly spiced floral/fruity nectar with added candy aroma. Medium body with lively carbonation and a big bitter and yeasty start, Malty sweet middle and bitter finish and aftertaste. Alcohol is very well masked and doesn’t hit till the second or third mouthful. very Nice!
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clear strong ale with a pleasant aroma. Alcohol is balanced well with the swetness and hint of spices. An enjyable brew on a cold night.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strangely sweet, but still dry. At first, it seems to hide the alcohol way better than some more highly-touted triples, IMO. Later, the alcohol strikes you blindsided! Quite spicy, very effervescent, and the only beer that has ever made me feel piratey.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden ale with frothy head. Spied fruit aroma with light maltiness. Definite alcohol finish. A little dry for me but still a good beer.