ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating no. 666! Cloudy dark orange colour with small white head. Malty fruity aroma with some sweetness, hints of yeast and alcohol. Malty spicy flavor with hints of pepper. Yeasty finish.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(11.2oz bottle, best by 10/18/05) Hazy sparkling apple juice body topped by medium white head. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, grassy, some alcohol, faint metallic. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, apple, some pepper, alcohol. Medium body.
leaparsons (7667) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark gold. Aromas are sweet biscuit malts with spices, yeast and some fruit. Flavours are dry, spicy and peppery with sweet malts and hints of sourness. Quite mellow. A by numbers effort.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark golden colour. Medium bubbly head. I like the aroma, vineous, grapey, maybe champagne yeast? But the nose becomes a bit chocolatey after a while, and reminds of a note I always found in the Stone beers I´ve had. Taste is very fruity, mainly grapes, but also some peachiness in there. Sweet, honeyish, slightly spicy. The best golden strong ale I´ve had so far, or at least on par with Duvel.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a straw colored body and a huge fluffy cotton ball head. The aroma was light, slightly yeasty, but the flavor brought a bit more depth. Again, more yeasty notes, but there was also some fruit characteristic.. light on plum, banana, pear, and maybe some apple. Ended sweet, like someone has stirred in several table spoons of sugar.. somewhat syrupy. Hot a terrible offering but it wasn’t something I’d seek out again… unless I was having a Halloween party!
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Golden, clear body (lots of bubbles). Off-white, frothy head, fully lastng. Yeasty, lightly alcoholic body. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Quite flat.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy golden color, very thin white head. Strong aroma of yeast with citrus. Unpleasant flavor of yeast, citrus and alcohol. Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Not too good.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle BB 18/10/2005 Nice fluffy head. Pear, apple, banana nose flows into the taste along with some soft malt and delicate hops. More body and less dry than Duvel. I thought this would be horrible, but I like it a lot better than the wheaty Lucifer.
Aubrey (3413) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Apricot-colored and slightly hazy. Texture was on the light side; slightly cloying in the finish; big-bubbled carbonation. Grainy, hay-like malts. Notes of skunk, horse blanket, metal, salt and clove. Grassy, spicy hops with a mild bitterness and a little sourness. Stale flowers in the aftertaste. Overall, rough around the edges and kind of synthetic-tasting.
Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately yeasty (sweat, mold), lightly malty (grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of banana and clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carboantion, lightly alcoholic. Yeesh, this is some pretty disappointing stuff...off notes in the aroma with an unpleasant aftertaste of grain husks and chemicals. I wanted to like this a lot too, due to the name, but whew, this is Interbrew level product.