patrick767 (3812) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle - Pours gold with an ample white head. The has a light, yeasty malt aroma. The flavor is a bland sweet pale malt with maybe a mild hint of fruit esters. It has a light body and finishes dry. It’s drinkable, but I expect more from a Belgian ale.
nearbeer (4391) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml, bb 18/06/2008. Foggy and effervescent orange-gold with a four-finger, lasting head. Aroma is grain, alcohol, spicy yeast, and grass. Flavor is alcoholic bread yeast, spicy coriander, apples in alcohol, and lemongrass oil. Light body is frothy with carbonation, and tingly and dry with alcohol. Did I mention the alcohol in this one? Tastes like a spiced European Strong Lager.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2008 Long-lived white head over a pale golden hue. Aroma of sweet, late fruits. Rather sweet flavour with a refreshing amount of wheat and malty grain. Medium palate (sampled at BBF, Oslo 10.04.2008).
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours golden with a nice white head,yeasty malt aroma,duvel’esq in flavor and taste.but not as good.very average belgium beer.ok
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
When I saw this, I thought, "Duvel wannabe" - and yeah, it seems like I’m right. Same bottle, same color scheme. Points off for the goofy take off of "sober" and the weird label. So, I was inspired to also pick up som Duvel to compare this to. About $10 for a 4-pack of Duvel, versus $4.50 per bottle for this - a really bad deal. Basically, this tastes like a watered down Duvel - did a side by side tasting of these - similar malt flavors and aromas, but this is weaker. I’ve had so many good/great Belgian brews, this is like a Milwaukee’s Best version of them
Hugh (197) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Returning to this beer after at least ten years of ignoring it because it used to be terribly boring. This time it announced that it is bottle conditioned, which was not then the case. God, it’s still pathetic. A wishy washy nothing of a beer with an infinitesimally light, rice brewed body. And there is no yeast visible in the bottle, which perhaps explains the spectacular underachievement in the flavour department. Alcoholic water.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Golden colour. Crystal clear. Medium-sized head that clings to the glass. Slightly nutty and malty aroma. Surprisingly bland character. Some malty wheaty flavours, but overall very characterless. Just boring, but not much wrong either.
BrewDad (5161) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle - The Liquor Collection - Honolulu, Hawaii
Aroma – Nice Belgian fruit aroma.
Appearance – Golden in color, Nice head and cloudy with yeast.
Flavor – A good Belgian flavor. Deep malts, fruity and had a nice easy to drink flavor.
Palate – Nice Belgian Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – This was one of the best Belgians I have ever had. Not a fan of this style but this I could drink over and over.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Stable and dense two-finger white head. Foggy yellow/golden color. Light skunky hop aroma. Fruit and cardboard notes. Sweet fruity and sugary taste. Mild spices and bready malts underneath. Well-bodied. Sugar and a faint bitterness in the ending. Quaffable but unimpressive .
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a diminising white head. Aroma is malty, caramel and into almond/marzipan notes, subdued yeast note. Flavour is light fruity, solid caramel malt and a mild lingering yeast note. Minor metallic note/edge. Ends sweet and light fruity lingering.