BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ashley's Ann Arbor MI: Golden hue with a small head. Nice fruity, woody, malty aroma. Tart and acidic taste, hints of mild spices and nutty sweetness on the finish. Dry and lively mouthfeel with a metallic and alcoholic feel. Good but not great Belgian strong.
guzzler67 (1570) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, copper appeaance. Fruity aroma. Lots of sweetness up front in the taste balanced with fruits and spices to mellow out that high alc content. Nice dry finish.
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold, slightly bitter after taste. Could be the batch. A nice experience, but lacks the presence of other Belgians and Belgian-style brews such as Unibroue's La Fin du Monde or Duvel.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golde triple color with a small dense white head that smells of wet wood/cardboard, vanilla and bannanas. Flavor is pretty good, tropical/mango, plum and vanilla, with a slight oxidized, pappery note in the finish. If this beer was a little more consistent vis a vis Duvel it could be a contender, but as it stands it's occasionally pretty good, varying greatly from bottle to bottle.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whoa...this was some powerful stuff. Upon opening this stubby little bottle the alcohol sneaks out from under the cap. Also is spicy and lemony. Poured a cloudy, opaque yellow with lots of chucky things floating around, yeast and grains are my guess. Gained a small fluffy white head with some divets and pock marks.
Taste is quite strong of alcohol, with a lemony/orange spice and a bit of a nutlike malt, very milky, grainy, pulpy in the feel with a smooth alcoholic bite that cleansed my head.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice toasty-maltiness, very drinkable. Very little aroma but a lovely flavor. Golden color with a little murk and only a little lace.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orangey color with an off-white head and no lacing. Aroma is spicy, with alcohol ones. Not one of the best Belgians I have had. Very Average.
Bov (10562) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber-blond colour, fine head, nice lace, aroma of caramelized sugar, alcohol and peach/orange, vinous, tart and full-bodied, the sweetness is followed by a robust dry bitterness and a long warming alcohol and spicy aftertaste
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aaaaaaargh, shiver me timbers etc etc. No, sorry I should stop with that motif. This beer is OK but not anything special. For the money I am not impressed. If I could buy two for $2 and make earrings out of the caps it wouldn't be bad for a buccaneer. Boring beer.
Ungstrup (30685) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is very sweet and alchoholic with notes of fruit. The color is a clear amber and it has a beutiful head, though it disappears. The flavor is very powerful and fruity. The alchohol content is hidden but gives it a great palate and prickles your tongue. It ends on a dry note instead of bitterness. A really great beer.