diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Pale, yellow body. White, frothy head. Fully diminishing. Spare lace. Hops and yoghurt in the nose. Moderately bitter initial flavour. Heavily bitter finish. Way too alcoholic. Fully bodied, like it has a much higher ABV.
schuimkroaat (426) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 33 cl bottle, bottled March 07. Beautiful brassy colour. Otherwise, the appearance is not much appealing with is clear and almost bubbleless body and a weak head. Sweetish aroma hinting fresh bread, yeast and bananas. Bittersweet taste revealing slightly burned malts and a quite strong note of coriander. I believe a ’Belgian Ale’ would be a better description.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2007 (Bottled) Clear golden (opaque orange with yeast) with a large, cloudy head. Slightly spicy aroma with aromatic hops, floral perfume and caramel. Quite acidic, pretty malty and grainy, floral-hoppy flavor with toffee hints. A quite acidic, but pleasantly perfumy brew.
(Bottled, rated 9.5.2004, was 6-4-7-4-14=3.5) Hazy yellow-orangeish color with lots of slowly descending yeast and a medium, white head. Dry, sour, yeasty, hoppy and wineous aroma. Sourish and wineous, dry apple flavor. Thick, dry and oily, medium to full-bodied palate with balanced carbonation. A tasty, dry tripel - also for Cantillon fans.
JorisPPattyn (8223) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
<P>(I’m pretty sure this beer is brewed at Van Steenberge, not in Wetteren)</P>
Pale yellow - orange; very creamy snow-white head, collapsing. Fresh plantshoots (luzerne,...) nose, white candi sugar - and (I’m sorry!) pickles. Roasted caramel taste, liquorice, lots of malt, pale and cookie. Some sweetness, just a touch of acidity from the heavy carbonation. Retronasal there’s some burnt malt bitterness. Dry, (typical candi-sugar dryness), bit of "cobwebs", as they’re called here. Medium bodied. Not a bad beer. Just another Belgian "strong" ale, nothing outrageous. And THAT’s what I want...
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
An unclear orange beer with a fine white head. Both the aroma and the flavor is sweet and spicy - I can’t tell which spices.
Lubiere (10721) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy blonde with a white and foamy head. Spicey coriander raroma with oranges overtones. Warm alcohol in attack , almost like grappa, with sharp hops. Medium bodied. Merci èa MT.
madsberg (10595) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Golden coloured. Clear. White fluffy head. Yeast, sweetness and fruit in the aroma. Alcahol and sweetness dominates the flavour. Has a light bitter and light spices aftertaste.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Some lactic notes in the aroma. Nice clear amber colour. Fine head. Sweet and rather strong flavour. Slightly alcoholic.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden coloured. Lots of apples in the aroma. Sweet and fruity flavour with some bitterness in the finish.
omhper (20552) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Cloudy golden, rich head. Aroma of honey and coriander. Sweet with rich, soft maltiness. Notes of toffee, grassy salty finish.