Geiserich (3562) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 Bottled: Shy aroma, juniper, candies. Hazy, light orange color. Medium bodied, intensive hopped with herbal and bitter hop notes. Quite dry with juniper notes.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2005 Pale yellow with white head.
Herbal aroma with notes of malt and hops.
Sweet flavor with notes of rocks and fresh hops.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with a medium size rocky head and little lace. The aroma is somewhat musty and floral. The flavor is rather bitter in the finish. I'm really not sure what it has going on in the front. The body is light and somewhat carbonated. Overall, it is OK. It is quite balanced.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a sort of dark, golden blonde, with a huuuge head. Smells musty. Not much going on for aroma or flavor, and the palate seems a bit watery. Sorry, but it was hard for me to get excited over this one.
jonas (5996) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity (peach, citrus) belgian yeast aroma
laced with spices and a very sligt bitter note.
Slightly hazy amber, quite a bit carbonation and a big rocky head.
Taste starts out a bit neutral, getting a bit of the sediment in helps. Notes of
Pine-needles, honey and spice.
Fairly light body and a slightly watery mouthfeel.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear sparkling golden body topped by a very nice frothy white head. Lots and lots of lacing. Aroma is grassy and yeasty. THe malt comes through after the dominate grassy aroma. Flavor is bready and flowery. The malt comes through more on the palate then in the nose. Quite bitter, and the bitterness lingers. Very dry on the palate. Body is medium and has a little bit of a zing to it. Quite a nice beer.
rauchbier (3644) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned. Gold coloured, moderate rocky white head and good condition. Strangely pilsnerlike hoppy aroma with some sweet maltiness. More malt in the mouth but tempered by a perfumed hop note. Finish becomes happily hoppily bitter with a fruity yeastiness lingering. Not bad, but just not Westvleteren.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
from 8/24/03: dark yellow almost copper color with a suprising large and very thick head. i'm not sure what to saw about the aroma, i think i'm capible of only pulling out 3-4 flavors, and i'm sure there are at LEAST six. Same with the flavor, the alcohol is present as are the spice,hot, and citrus flavors. the intresting part is that the flavor crawls down the back of my throat and hits me much differently then most beers.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeast, citrus aromas. Hazy peach colour, firm white finger of foam, some large floaties, fine lace. Bready flavour at the begining, grapefruit in the middle, hearty malt too. Very dry bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied, great mouthfeel. This seems like the same yeast as Orval. Fantastic!
TChrome (1432) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is excellent, yeast, fruity esters, very rich. Appearance is golden with huge fluffy white head and tons of lacing. Complex flavor, somewhat bitter, not fruity. Taste of hops and yeast. Finish is very nice and mellow, kinda fades into the sunset. Very nice.