edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
X-L size white head which gradually shrinks down in size. very active looking hay-yellow body. lacing noted. the cork smells much better than the beer. cork smells similar to a nicely aged lambic and the beer smells faintly stinky with tones of champagne. sour apple, bread, winey, alcohol and bitter hops with other hints of fresh lemon peel. clean finish.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear yellow body with a thick, fluffy white head. Some lacing.
Mild, spicey hop aroma with a nice sweet malt undertone. Flowery hop aromas become more pronounced.
Alcohol is clear from the beginning. A little sweet apple/tart apple finish. Spicey hop aftertaste.
Crisp, full bodied beer. Somewhat astrigent finish. Could have used a few more years to mellow.
Indra (2641) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty and lightly sweet aroma, with some doughy and farmy yeast, spicy, herbal and grassy hop, very faint pear, white grape and apple fruitiness and a slight hint of vanilla. Brilliant golden color, with a voluminous white, frothy head and lacing to match. Malty, grainy, fruity and lightly sweet start, very faint touches of honey, becoming more herbal and hoppy, with a peppery, spicy, dry, moderately bitter, acidic and gently alcoholic finish. Full bodied with a very effervescent palate and winey mouthfeel. A classic example of the style.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2003
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2003 I've gotta say, this is a pretty crap beer. Get some Duvel and mix it 50/50 with Fosters or Crown Lager, add some lemonade and metho to get it up to 8.5 and have a swig. Swanky packaging though...
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright golden color, tight bubbles in the head. Light on the palate, spicy apple, yeasty. Finishes dry and earthy, musty.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light, creamy, citrus, alcohol, white wine nose; effervescent, cloudy, lemon yellow hue with fine white foam. Exquisite! Hints of butter, sugar, cake in the flavor, but all VERY light and fresh (a hint of shortbread, but not that heavy). It melts in your mouth...I can't wait to sip another glass. Wonderful!
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden color with large sticky head. yeaty aroma with hints of apple, pepper, caramel malt, with a little mustiness thrown in for good measure. Taste is of toffee with hints of apple, citrus,pepper and other spices. nice mouthfeel,and the alcohol slowly creeps in toward the end of the bottle. Excellent
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear light golden in color with a very dry, spicy and floral nose. Loads of noble hops in here maybe???? Very full bodied with toffee, grassy and spicy (pepper and maybe even cumin) complimented by a wisp of lemon towards the intensely dry finish. Very nice, and it grows on you as you sip and the beer warms.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deceiving in its looks like a Duvel. High alcohol that doesn't assert itself initially. I note quite vinous character in its citric finish and aftertaste. This is an example of why beer is better than wine, as the latter can never emmulate beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Effervescent light golden liquid with a glistening off white foamy head. Initial sharp CO2 nose. Very refined aromas. Dry malt, mild lemon, hint of cobweb yeast, and light fine white wine. In the first two seconds of the taste I thought it nothing more than a heavy czech pils, then the palate, synapse and neurotransmitters get pushed into overdrive. The oaken chardonnay, the light yeast, the firm, yet hidden malt. Every sip makes me want more. The aromas become more pronounced as this warms as do the flavors. The alcohol starts to hit and becomes a touch more evident. One of only a few good things to come out of France. the malt continues to come out more as this one sets. A true Biere de Malt Liquor.