motelpogo (6512) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 16, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
kinda strange; tangy, some nectarine. quite salty. just didn’t really come together for me
YogiBeera (2470) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful on tap in the windmill brewery: Malty with raisons and also hoppy aroma and flavor. Nice amber body with hints of orange and a diminishing head. Fizzy carbonation, fullmouth and crisp. Weeh, balanced, this beer hits the spot!
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Darker in color than the other t IJ beers, but this lacks the sweet, syrupiness of the delicious t IJ Struis. A touch of sourness adds complexity. Good, but short of great.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strange bitter-sweet flavour, i got heaps of citrus in there, also a bit tart and acidic, i liked it, but had a slightly off flavour.
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good double ale. I liked the thick head on the beer. It tastes like raisins and vanilla. Very malt-like aftertaste. Excellent brew.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strange brew. A lot of different flovors going on. Kettle corn with a twist... Sweet, butter, citrus. Some do not blend well.
joet (2162) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium-dark cloudy brown with good, lasting, creamy light tan foam. Not much aroma. Some sourness and fruit suggesting grapefruit, some malt sweetness. I’m not getting any Brett. A mild soft hop finish. Vielen dank to Pivo.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2003 20-04-2003 re-rate: Although still a very good beer I discovered a lot of other flavors. The iron was gone and instead prune was all over it. The flemish brown like flavors were gone as well. It's sweeter and better hopped. 03-03-2002, 4: Iron, light tart aroma. Clear, brown, light brown frothy lasting head, good lacing. Sweet, moderate full, hops, light iron taste. Bit horseblanket in the finish as well as light bitterness, but longlasting. Tastes like a flemish brown (red) to me.
pivo (2561) - GERMANY - FEB 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown, cloudy color is inviting. I’m getting buttered popcorn in the nose, with a little sugar. A full malty taste has hints of chocolate. Not for the weak at heart. I should mention that I sampled this at the ’t Ij brewery and it was delicious. (Be sure to get there early enough to grad a table. TIP: take the #10 tram there).
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky dark copper with suspended yeast and chunks on the bottom. Thinnish light tan head. Light but steady carbonation. Aroma of oranges, caramel rice cakes and what appears to smell like an empty fish tank (moldy fish smell). Initial impression - A dark Saison. Wacky burnt steak flavor, some tartness and savory herbiness. Yeast pour is dark (just sits on the top). Fairly mellow, lightly bubbly. Thick maltiness emerges as does a roasted aroma. Farmy and yeasty though. Sourish lip smacking sweetness. Finishes chalky and hoppy, with an edge of sweetness. Strange.