hoppyman (34) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Definitely not for the faint of heart.Truly one of a kind.Light-medium head and carbonation would make you think it has no body but beware.Starts out on a buttery note followed by oak,sour grapes and a dry acidic and astringent finish.Very long mouthfeel.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light, but acid -- like chardonnay or champagne. Lovely, straw gold color, and a light, slightly fruity aroma.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet yeasty aroma. Bubbly fruity flavor, complex. Slight astringency in swallow. Dry finish. A beautiful golden ale, with a medium head and tiny rising bubbles.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lager looking in color- pure yellow; Big lacy head; Spicy nose. This beer is indeed very subtle. Sorta a mild version of Duvel. Buttery on the tongue with a nice presence. Drank this very cold per directions from Venom and he was right. This one would suffer at a warmer temp. The sharpness is best at the colder temp.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very interesting. First intro to the style, and the sourness beats the spice. A rich aroma, sour wine grapes as said before...taste is fine, sharp, focused. Winey when warm, as others have mentioned. Yeasty at beginning, middle and end. Long lasting sour bitterness. The head lacing will resist scrubbing with a brillo pad, I’m sure...
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has everything. A great body with all the flavours of spice, apples, sour grapes and yeast that cascade down the palate. It has a fine spirity finish. This beer is for all the wine enthusiests that treat beer with low regard.
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straw colour, decent head. Complex, rich beer with heavy sourness. Quite dry aswell.
Despite the obvious quality of it though, I didn’t enjoy it as I did many simpler beers. Maybe I need to be more experienced before I can appreciate it.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beers proofs why Nord pas de Calais is also called Flanders. A truly belgian typed beer. Beautiful aroma with fruits and spices. Very heavy, sweet and fruity flavor.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2004 fragrant hops + grassy pilsener malt + random musty smells : delicate fresh barley sweetness for a second before being swallowed up in woody, pungent camembert rind yeasty finish. rer8 ok i like this stuff but not 4.8 like. maybe a bit too tame to really get up there numbers-wise, but still beautiful stuff. rer8 again: i still love this beer. beautiful woody tettnang aroma, amazingly full, smooth pils malt without a trace of caramel or toffee to prop it up, delicate finish poised between dry, tart woodiness, bitterness and malt. so drinkable.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 22, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2003 wasn't so impressed by this the second time. had lots of floaties in it. overwhelmingly yeasty with just a little rockmelon in brown sugar. still, it's decent swigging