rogueminded (41) - Newport, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I traveled to Belgium for this particular beer; to see if it lived up to the hype. My God, way to make the train ticket worth it. Complex, yet simple. Dark, yet light. Heavy, yet smooth. Enjoyed this amazing experience at the Dellirium cafe in Brussels. A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART!
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Hazy dark brown, with small light beige head. Very complex, sweet aroma of burnt sugar, alcohol and licorice. Complex, fruity full flavor ending in hoppy alcohol finish.
oh6gdx (20245) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Dark nut brown, hazy colour with small beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, alcohol, fruit, flowers a bit licorace and banana, very complex. Extremely wellbalanced complex flavour, being soft and sweet into a bit biting alcohol. Flavour consists of bananas, citrus, hops, alcohol and caramel and lots more. Excellent beer.
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2005
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thanks JJPM74 for this one! Bottle pours with very small head that does not retain. Beautiful deep redish brown color. This beer is very balanced, changing from sweet, to spicy after every sip. It seems to linger sharply on your tongue for days and days. Excellent beer!
Lunkie (1399) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet aroma with a basket gof goodies, malt, fruit hop and flowers. Dark brown colour with excellent head and lacing. Full malt fruit flavour. Fizzy palate.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky auburn brown. Film of white head. Vineous notes, toffee, caramel, and alcohol in the aroma. Doughy sweetness is sliced into by turned fruit and alcohol flavors. Finish is sticky sweet with a distinct alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is hot and sticky.
preuverij (2) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best beer i ever drink.
It’s a dark beer white a bite.
It’s tast to drink more.
The aroma is the best i ever seen before.
sixtus brewers i come soon for to buy your beer again.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 This is the best beer I have ever had as far as Brown Ales. Perfumy nose. Lots of floral notes. Large head that dissipates quickly. Sweet, but tempered caramel taste with darkish brown murky color. Extremely complex in flavor, nose and palate. It has a smatter of four or five styles of beer (as far as alcohol, taste and bitterness and balance): smooth then spicey and sweet then bitter on the tail; well balanced with hidden alcohol. I guess hundreds of years of perfected brewing and high standards will do that for a beer. Hard to get a hold of and very expensive, but well worth the investment. If you get a chance to go to Belgium I highly recommend you make the trek and by a few cases to bring home. Heaven in a bottle. The best balanced as far as alcohol and taste. You wouldn’t know that it’s 10.2 with the taste it delivers.
HansVC (6) - BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
caramel, cereal, chocolate, toast, resin, dough, basement aromas, alcohol, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, paper napkin, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
fifi (1) - Diest, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simply the best taste , honey , sweet , dark , this beer is boos and food at once . The best Belgian beer , and this means its really good .