haukur (1514) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden duvel colour. Aroma is very yeasty and quite splendid with some fruit tones. Taste was nothing like I would have imagined, more citrus then I would have guessed, smooth yeasty taste with a spicy aftertaste that bites ... har har har
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden color. Aroma like the applehouse with yeast and a whiff (or two, or three) of the alcohol. First taste is tart but gives way to sweet fruit and, of course, alcohol. Has legs and lace. i love it.
shotgun1431 (134) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good brew! It pours a thick golden color with a white head. Good carbonation. The aroma is litely fruity and sweet. The initial taste is nice but it has a bit of a strong aftertaste.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
yeasty, malt vanilla aroma, light amber gold color, large head, malt banana fruit taste, alcohol becomes evident in aftertaste.
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Piraat on draught is a wonderul experience. Poured in a fluted goblet with a medium head. The color is a rich ruby to deep amber. Hops pour from the glass with an intriguing floral bouquet. The flavor is mostly hops with a great balance of caramel malt. Slightly sweet malt flavor balance with dry floral hop flavor mask the definate presence of alcohol.
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color, huge, white and pillowy head. Yeasty, fruity and alcoholic aroma. Sweet, fruity, slightly alcoholic flavor with yeast and orange-peel. Smooth, medium-carbonated mouthfeel. Hides the ABV quite well.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2004 Definitely a bready, yet interesting belgian golden pour (resembling a trippel). Generic in appearance, but a nice spicy flavor that hides the alcohol extemely well. Hops really only appear at the end. I missed the sweetness that others mention. Only the poor quality of my poker play could attest to the 10.5 ABV.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good golden glassy color, and a thin head to it. Aroma isnt too tell-tale compared to the flavor, which is where its at. Good crispness to it, but still holds to a good sweentess and complexity.
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2005 Bottled. Hazy yellow, like a wit bier. Large, white head and a little carbonation. Sweet, floral aroma. The taste is lacking with lots of corn flake like sweetness. Flavor also has tangerine and malt. Way too sweet. I wouldn’t want more than one.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, at the Dovetail, London.
Rich golden coloured body with medium to large Belgian style white vale. Sweet floral aroma, which is soft and smooth. The flavour and palate follow suit. The beer is rich complex and well balanced. I very nice rate. Georgie’s birthday, with the girls.