FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Brown colour with a laaasting head. Sweet taste of malt and orange. Full body with lots of taste, but with a slight alcoholic aftertaste
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
found in a bottle in 330ml size at the tap room in warren n.j.Poured a ruby brown color with a perfect head.The beer had sweet and malty flavors,an absolutely great tasting beer!
CSX333 (2) - USA - SEP 23, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured in a St. Bernardus chalice from a 750 ml bottle cooled but not cold. Smooth, creamy, plenty of fruit. This one never disappoints. A favorite Quadrupel.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap: Ashlesy Ann Arbor. Wow, served in a tulip glass. Small head stuck around for a while. Very complex nose candied, faint coriander/orange, very smooth but a fair amount of carbination, some coffee and other bitterness towards the end. Warm alch. note. Excellent
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Sweet fruit nose not unlike rum. Incredible pour from the bottle with head to the top of the glass. The flavor is very focused with warm sweet malts, banana bread and sugar cane undertones. Smooth, creamy finish with just the right bitterness. My love for belgian beers is growing.
jefcon (1612) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep mahogany color with a massive off-white rocky head. Small bead. Leaves lacing in its wake. Aromas are lightly perfumed, baking wheat bread, some faint candied orange, LIvely carbonation and a long-lasting palate. Still, the beer is smooth and creamy. Plenty of fruit and hops extend into a rich malty caramel "meat" of the beer. The finish is bready and has just a hint of hazelnut depth and the bitterness of coffee bean. A fantastic beer.
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz. bottle from the brand new natural foods store on Sawmill Rd., Columbus, OH. Paid $3.49. This is a perfect-looking beer; very dark garnet color with a thick, frothy, bubbly, everlasting head that leaves froth all the way down the glass; thick globs of yellow floaties abound. Aroma is heavy and full: malts, caramel, dark fruit, rotting vegetables, spicy, alcohol; unfortunately the less apparent smells are too subtle. Flavor is strong and really nice but just not as easily describable as the rest of this beer; taste is malty with sugar and some dark fruits; the alcohol bite is just perfect here, though. Somewhat more carbonated than I was hoping, and barely thin; otherwise silky and not sticky. Overall this is a very solid beer; I think some people do overrate this just a tiny bit; I don’t quite see the complexity in the flavor that some people claim. However, this is a very good beer at a price that isn’t terrible in comparison to some other comparable brews. Very good.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Pours a dark cloudy mahogany brown, with a thick cream coloured head. Aroma is of malts, caramel, candy sugar, plums, rasins,..... lots of fruit and spices. Taste is sweet, fruity(rasins and plums), candy sugar, spices, some alcohol. Full bodied, and with a long sweet spicy aftertaste. A truely great beer
beernightscout (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gift from Paul for no apparent reason. In his honor, I promise there will be no more mispelled words in my reviews. Pours dark red brown, huge head that settles into a frothy coating on the beer all the way down the glass. Um, hits you kinda hard if you drink too much too fast. Smells like a Belgian ale, tastes like a Belgian ale, but thicker and smoother than average, great carbonation and a beautiful sweet aftertaste if you let it warm up. Yum. You could have this for dinner -- it’s fat free, too! $10 at Clark and Foster.
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells great right from the start. Delightful head. Creamy. Delicious. Gives westy a run for it’s money.