BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this as a birthday beer and boy did it pack some surprise. Richly full flavored and well spiced. Not too heavy for a brew of this strength and dangerously quaffable. Yeast really shines through in the flavor with some excellent fruitiness.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one is as dark as the waters those its named after sailed. Wickely powerful. If you dont keep an eye on it this one will come up and kick you in the ass.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - FEB 13, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dry, acid, citrus, dough, coriander, medicine-like flavour. Has a very unique overall palate and flavor.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 Bottle.
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy dark yellow to light amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough, mold, cheese), with notes rotting fruit, baby food, bubble gum.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
This has *definitely* changed since the last time I rated it, 6 years ago (almost to the day, by accident)...itís quite a bit darker and the nose is a garbage dump of candy and decaying fruit now. Ugh. I didnít think Steenberge could get worse, but they certainly have with this one.
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
when the description says it packs a mighty punch they are not lying.
the aroma is that of lemon and fruit
the flavor is very strong with the hit of alcohol with first sip then when the beer starts to warm the alcohol is not as strong
this ale keeps me on my feet
i really enjoy the punch it gives
that is why i gave it a 10+ on my list of fav beers
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bubbly golden color, fine head. Appley, yeasty, alcohol nose. Quite spritzy, yeast, fruit in the palate, no shortage of alcohol either. Fairly small for a beer of this ABV i thought.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
May as well be Gulden Draak. Tastes the same, same bottle, same brewer. Strong but not very good otherwise. I love Belgians but not this. One-dimensional and with a nasty aftertaste. People who rate this highly should try Orval.
pilsnerrogge (2398) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge, thick, longlasting head. Yeasty aroma with citrus and coriander. Fresh, crisp taste with an alcoholic kick. An Duvel-wannabe above avarage.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
spicy belgian yeast aroma, deep yellow, cloudy, with an intensely rocky white-head. spritzy mouthfeel, yeasty Belgian flavour. Not one of the better tripels that Iíve had.
lassewan (44) - Borlšnge, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2002
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of top 5 Belgian beers. Very rich and warm flavor.