Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep golden color, lasting creamy white head with insane lacing. Aroma was on par for a Belgian strong ale, with spice and alcohol dominant. Flavor was a little too yeasty for my taste, so much so that it seemed to cover up the other flavors, which were much more pleasant but difficult to discern. Finish was dry and tangy, with a somewhat unpleasant hop bitterness that just doesn’t work with this style. Not bad, but not my favorite either.
radiomgb (2220) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2003 Golden colour. Alcohol, malty, floral nose, nice head, great lace. Flavour is sweet, yeasty, alcohol. Alcohol has a nice warming effect. Finishes slightly sweet and acidic.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
The alcohol zings a tad, but it’s a sweet joy to drink if you don’t mind gettin’ wasted after just one glass. Slightly sharp and biting. Aargh!
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2003 Yarh tis a tad bit sweet don't yih ponder!
Golden yellow beige head. High carbonation. Sweet honey aroma malts. Caramel aroma and flavour Warming. Slight hop. Syrupy sweet palate.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was pretty good. Nice and chunky sediment floating around. Nothing special.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very typical belgian strong. Quite delicious
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
To me this is nearly the epitome of a Belgian Strong ale. I tried this in draught at Buckeye Brewing.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First taste was almost overpowering with alchohol. An unbalanced rating was sure to follow. But, much to my surprise, by the third sip, this had won me over. A nice sweet/strong flavor = malts were not too thick, but seemed to be just right. I didn’t get a whole lot of hops in this, maybe just the dry finish. nice. (On draft at Buckeye Brewing)
boto (1827) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 11, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting. Alot of alchohol, but no overpowering taste. Very clean and drinkable.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose of spicy clove-banana, light bubbles on the palate, cloudy. Intricate lacing on the glass. Yeasty sweet malt. Alcohol apparent at the finish. I liked more and more as I drank it.