MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clour yellow orange with a tan fluffy head. Fruity alcohol aroma with notes of raisin, peach, banana, and God knows what. Flavor is smooth with a sharp finish, maybe of hops or like something. Candi sugar evident. A little much.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2004 Rated 2003-03-21. I knew this would be better warmer... Cloves and honey are everywhere. Dry finish reminiscent of Duvel but less bitter. Much better than the cold version. Even warm the alcohol is more of a warmth than an overriding flavour.
Rated 2005-03-05. I had this at the Heritage Belgian Beer cafe, it was too cold by about a million degrees, even after I held it for about 5 minutes, then I gave up and drank the damn thing anyway.
Small head with no lace, malty smell with honey. Nice rich palate. Mid tongue bitterness which seems unusual in belgians unless they are bad imitations of duvel, this may be an imitation but I don't think it's bad. I think served at a temp approaching something above freezing it would have been much better.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/28/03 on tap-Always a treat to find Piraat on tap. Such a lovely beer-nice fluffy head and gorgeous color and clarity. Flavor is more hoppy than belgians usually are and has a slight lactic sourness that fits in nicely. Bottles of this can be hit or miss, but on tap its always a treat.
Tessic (917) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer pours a pale orange colour with a creamy white head. Slight scent of vineger with a real doughy scent. Alcohol on the nose is warm. A little orange citrus with a malty pepperish bite. First sip...Bold flavour of a mix between spices and sour milk. The finish was warm and very alcoholic with a bitter/sour flavour. Palate was medium creamy texture with a real doughy / yeasty flavour.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a beautiful white head. The taste is sweet and fruity. Finish kind of sharp and slight alcoholic. Very nice beer.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Den Tatoverede Enke (The tattooed widow), Copenhagen.
Extremely solid tan head on a dark yellow body. Aroma is quite mild fruity and sweet with an alcoholic undertone. Flavor is very smooth, fruity and sweet. Bitter finish. Nice beer that hides the high ABV very well!!
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours somewhat cloudy yellow-orange with a medium off-white head. Crackers and grapes in the aroma. Flavor is very yeasty with tangy, over-the-top sweetness, crackers, white grapes, pineapple juice, and alcohol. Earthy hops round out the rather cloying body. Unique but ultimately not satisfying.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The alcohol taste was almost over powering. Had undertones of raisins, apples and bread. Hop spice and alcohol burn in the finish.
jimhilt (2450) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a fluffy, thick, white, three-fingered head, fades very slowly and leaves gobs of lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Color is a light golden. Nose is malty and has raisin overtones. Starts and finishes fruity with some sweetness and just a hint of bitterness. Pricey, $3.79 for a 330ml bottle.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 Vaguely reminiscent of Duvel, with even more alcohol. However, this is a real deceiver. Had I not known it was 10.5%, I could have easily poured a few of these down quickly and fallen over. Quite spicy, with orange peel and crystallised fruit too, and the usual bittersweet finish, but nothing overwhelmingly complex going on. Very tasty, but I can’t quite get the point of these ridiculously strong beers that drink as easily as a session bitter. Unless, of course, you want to get very drunk very quickly. Bottled. (3.4). RE-RATE. Draught at Croydon Draught Belgian Beer Festibal (beer #12). perhaps my tatses in belgian beer have matured a little but I found this a crude and the alcohol too dominant. I’m going off these blonde Belgians that seem to be little more than a vehicle for the alcohol.