Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear dark reddish colour, fine creamy head, nice lace, peachy and malty aroma, smooth, sweet and heavy, dry fruity finish - lacks of balance
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burgundy in color, cloudy, beige head that is creamy and generous, lace that clings in sheets to the glass. Nose is malt laden, over ripe fruit, plummish if you like, earthy. The start is sweet, the mouth feel is full and somewhat frothy. Finish is lightly carbonated, wineish, dry, lightly hopped and quite a quaffable beer.
twocycle99 (61) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good color, strong smooth taste, one of the better one’s
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice dark ale, with a strong taste and nice palate.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A slightly cloudy copper hue with a nice persistent collar. Gentle aroma of malt, caramel, banana and subdued spices. Nice body, smoooooth as all hell, soft malt, soft caramel,soft banana and pear flavors that are consistent througout with a quick clean dry finish. A very well constructed and refined brew. Reminds me of Ommegang somewhat. Fantastic beer but almost $8 for 16oz. The bottle isnt that cool. Drop the price and i would have something to go back to.
joet (1993) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 30, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good dark amber beer to drink to the bottom. It’s character changes significantly as it warms, with banana and carmel flavors fading into more subtle pears and plums with an unchanging quick, clean dry finish. Very nice.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite style, but an interesting beer and one of the better Belgians I have had.
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Better than other Belgian Ales that I’ve had. I really can’t put my finger on what it tastes like, but I enjoyed it.
wade (58) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2000
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Certainly not the best beer I’ve had, but I was impressed. The aroma is malty and pleasing, and the flavor allows the hops through. The carbonation is excellent for this style, and the aftertaste lasts and lasts. If it were a bit cheaper, this would be a regular purchase.
Frog King99 (51) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 27, 2000
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20