SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2003 Almost no carbonation. Balanced, smooth, and a little unexciting for a Belgian strong. Very pleasant flavor though.
TheRugDoc (10) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First time I had this beer, they had it at The Commercial Hotel on Whyte Ave (?), which was surprising. I had advised my newly found hoodlum friends we should go back to my new bachelor apt. and drink them although I didn't have any furniture or electricity. They opted to got to gazebo park and drink them there. Unfortunatley, the cops didn't like this idea, and proceeded to pour out all but the half bottle I consumed *it came in 6 packs back then* Oh the humanity ....oh yeah...kick ass beer
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice frothy white and lasting head with a rich amber brown color. Particles float in this opaque brew like spices in a pumpkin bread. Speaking of spice, this one is loaded with spiciness. The aroma is mildly spicy with mostly yeast and malt. Flavor is initially malt, then spice and a yeasty mouthfeel finish that is full of carbonation. Finish is lasting sweet with hints of nutmeg and very faint hops. As it warms up the alcohol comes to the front followed with more cinnamon and brown sugar taste. This is very good, but I don't have alot of experience with the style. It just makes me want more.
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2003 From the 750ml bottle (which seemed a little more stable)
Herbal nose of yeasts. It simply tastes good: cloves, pepper, yeasts, hops, malt, fruits and what not. I couldn't find any component taking the top in this delicious rumble that develops a small, but pleasant bitterness as it, not without regrets, leave your throat.
MaBeer1972 (1650) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2003 Aroma comes off strong and fruity but with a slight alcohol tinge. (Major turn-off for me). Flavor is kinda fruity, but flat. This is a down-grade from my previous experience with this brew.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A demonic, murky red body with a lasting white/tan head gave off an aroma of grapes and dark fruits, although said aroma was light. I drank this right after the AleSmith Horny Devil, and the key difference was the tart effect La Maudite had on the tongue. Otherwise, belgian sugars dominate the palate, along with earthy notes. Kind of thin-bodied, though. And, btw, the same fruit fly that landed in my Horny Devil also gave this one a try!
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer seems to be incredibly inconsistant, sometimes I get a great bottle sometimes not. It pours a rich white head with limited lace. Smells fantastic and the taste doesn't disappoint. The flavours are held back but balance nicely. Could be a lot more assertive but is a nice belgian style ale.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 2005-05-23. Lightly hazy dark amber body with a foamy beige head. Sweet yeasty aroma, mild spice. (7+) Alcohol grows as it warms, sweet malt flavour, mild yeast, dry alcohol in the finish (7+) Average plus palate. (3+). This was to be my definitive re-rate but I ended up talking instead of writing so I will hopefully come back to this again. 8/3/8/4/16 - 3.9 Bottle at C’est What
<P>July 2003. More mellow and complex than I remember previous tastings. I notice the spice and the malt predominantly with lots of interesting subtexts beneath it. 8/3/8/3/16 - 3.8
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2004 I yearn to be aboard the flying canoe! Mashing through the air, wooden paddles in hand... such a small penance to pay for the indulgence of this rarefied (canuck) Belgian. It's sold in 4-packs for a reason... drink more than four, and you'll cross the River Styx... which is a bad thing... BECAUSE IT'S THE LAST STOP ON THE FAMILY OUTING TO HELLLL!!!!!!! .....drink any less, and you won't have experienced the delicious undercurrents of this deceptively potent brew.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Generous, cottony head. Beer is ruby red-brown in color. Aroma and taste of wheat, straw, and grass. The alcohol is well hidden, and the beer is warming and drinkable, but not one of my favorites. Sampled at just above 70 degrees Fahrenheit.