monterey (8) - Redmond, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2004 does not count
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is the Budweiser of Belgium. Not bad, but with so many other really great brews, why is this so popular? Maybe because it's a good quantity, not-quality thirst-quencher.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
What a marketing campaign, but a thin not inspiring brew to back it up. This would only impress a novice
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost no aroma. Slight sweetness to it but the finish is bitter enough to make this worth buying in summer here. It has weaker flavors than more interesting lagers but that's fine when it's stupidly hot. And when it's stupidly hot it looks very nice.
I only buy it for home when it is on 25% off special should indicate the "overpriced for quality" factor..
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the home of dedicated drinkers, this is the UK's top-selling lager. High acclaim indeed for this Belgian brute. A superb lager, minus any of the typical European over-sweetness.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap: pale malt aromas with sweet hop character. a bitter bite, that reminds me of bad beer taste. one of the definate worse belgium beers, probably average for this style.
Winefly (60) - KEW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liked it..the freshness and its cool factor was just right in the heat here in Australia. Better than most Aussie lagers. On tap almost anywhere in Melbourne.
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2004
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
very expensive beer, great taste, great beer for one of those chill nights to just hang with the guys
hopscotch (10200) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 On tap at Ned Divine’s... Crystal clear, light yellow lager. Mild butterscotch and floral notes. Good bitterness. Light-bodied with a thin, watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, bitter finish. Why the f**k are they brewing a lager in Belgium? Just so BMC people can say they liked something exotic?
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden colour with big foamy, but shortlived head. Aroma is mostly hops. Flavor is sweet with just slight bitterness. Palate is perfect.
piscator34 (2178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 4, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
An overpriced, but generally reliable pilsner. It doesn't smell much like anything. Straw yellow in colour, and a fair amount of carbonation. It tastes dry... perhaps even a bit bland, with just a hint of malt. Not bad, but there's usually something better to be had for the price.