HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet iron and hop nose. Small head and low carbonation for a Belgian ale. Sweet, full bodied, spicy, and fruity. The finish is long and alcoholic and full of sweetness. Good, but this beer is too sweet for my palate.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a medium orange color with a huge head. Aromas of spices, alcohol and oranges. Spicy, orange, alcohol (just like it smells) taste. Moderate alcohol aftertaste (but bearable). Sweet with a bitter bite to it.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good Belgian brew, I was expecting less but was nicely suprised! Very fruity taste, nice alcohol taste, not overpowering! Good brew!!!
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 (4608) - 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