AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 18, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looked cool, big head, but am I missing something here? It had very little distinguishing smell or flavor. I had no idea what style this was until looking it up on here just now. I have no idea how they fit 8% alcohol into something so watery. Unibroue 10 and La Fin Du Monde are much better choices from this brewery.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice apple flavor, highly drinkable
Francky66699 (1) - Laval, Quebec, USA - JUL 14, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
So good beer! I am so proud to be Québécois only for this beer!
Ernest (6318) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2005 Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, fully lasting. Body is hazy
medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately hoppy (flowers, lemon, herbs), moderately yeasty (cobwebs), moderately malty
(cookie), with notes of orange, clove, pear, coriander, banana, and alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is
moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, short. Medium body, watery/velvety texture,
lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. As with my previous ratings of this (I keep wanting to like this more due to the aroma), the finish is rather abrupt and the flavor and mouthfeel too simple/sweet/watery. The aroma and appearance are definitely lovely, but it’s just not that much fun to drink.
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber-brownish colour, misty; frothy head, that reduces quickly. Warm aroma, malty, cookies, alcohol. Good body, powerful, a lot malty, alcoholic, sweet in the front, more balanced then; nuts. Ordinary palate, with sweet notes, lacking some hop character and bitterness.
beermad (5) - USA - JUL 9, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma and palate don’t do the greatness of this beer justice. This is an incredible example of the stlye... perfect for any really cold/snowy day.
jsquire (3537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured out of the bottle with a wonderful citrus, spice aroma and a frothy white head that lasted throughout the glass. There are very complex malt flavors with strong fruity, spicey tones. This is a very warming beer and the 8% sneaks up on you. A very good beer.
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Cloudy orange-brown with a light tan head. Yeasty nose with figs, nutmeg, dust, caramel, toffeeish malt, rye bread, pear, raisin. Full body, rich & spicy. Lots of warming alcohol, dark fruits and malt. The yeastines obscures the flavours much more than the aroma to the point where the finish is almost simple alcoohol and sweet fruits.
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Bananas in caramel, mixed nuts and flowers are enveloped in doughy yeast... Coriander and orange zest are meticulous, moreso than in Trois-Pistoles, for example... Yeast is absolutely everywhere in this brew; if you like its character, you will like the beer a lot, but if you don’t...
A 10-year-old 1996 bottle has not aged gracefully at all...Its aroma is now feeble and oxidized, and flavors are of stale fruitiness and withered coriander...Nowhere near a 10-year-old Trois Pistoles...
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My bottle gushed. Typical dubbel aroma, spicy and ’woody’. Brownish orange color. Good head retention. Excellent flavor, a kind of spicy/fruity/woody profile. First I get this kind of apple/pear flavor which quickly fades and is followed by the woody spiciness. At first I wasn’t impressed with this but as I take a few more sips I begin to feel its depth. Will Re-Rate again later hopefully with a bottle that doesn’t gush.