PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2001
Zesty and pleasant, but just
a hint of citrus and spice, but
mainly a full malt presence, with
hints at caramel and alcohol.
Very reminiscient of the Celis Grand
Cru, but a shade lighter in body, which
makes it less characterful but more
drinkable. amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Batch #2, Bottled 10/2001.
Pours with a large tan head, even when cold. Spicy malt aroma. The beer is a murky brown color. Malt/spice flavor that is smooth and clean finishing. Quite good, and a liitle different and most Belgian Grand Cru are heavier. I like it. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2002
brilliant red leaking into orange..thick yet shrinking off white lathering dissapeared before my eyes..aroma of fruit punch, cream, tad licorice, orange peel, cardamon, toffee, and strong white pepper notes..WOaH..Sushi!, cherry and subtle grapefruit caught in an endless kiss..more Sushi, its disturbingly interesting..orange juice, lots of white pepper, marishino cherries, cardamon, a tad twilzer, orange peel..the feeling in the mouth was very pillowy, creamy, silky, soothing, soft, comforting.. I still gets notes of sushi..i like sushi! jgb9348 (6257) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Great dark amber in colour...slightly hazy and opaque. Great 'wheaty' smell with hints of spice and everything nice! Very full-bodied and full-flavoured. A great belgian ale from a great brewery! I still haven't had an Allagash beer which I didn't love! RoJoNo (28) - Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2003
Nutty overtones. Medium body. Smallish to average head. Medium reddish brown. Good value.
ajcllc (4) - USA - FEB 21, 2004 does not count
I love this stuff. My dad just got me a case for Christmas. Be careful drinking it too quickly. You'll get a buzz. With its pleasant overall ability to please the palate, you will not be disappointed. Get some today! Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2004
Fruity and spicey aroma. It reminds me a little of Jacobite ale. However this is sweeter and more easy to drink. Extremely pleasant and extremely refreshing. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Looks like the inside of an erupting oceanic volcano when help up to the light. A feast for the eyes!
The nose on the ale definately improved as the ale warmed which was expected but this dramatically improved. Red licorice was the most apparent scent in the nose. A suddle smokiness, leather, honey, rich malts, alcohol, light fruits, sour fruits and spices also came streaming through my nostrils. The aroma was descent but definately the low point in this one.
Colossal flavor! Sour cherries, raspberries, caramel, cinnamon, ripe red apples, red licorice, yeast, wet blueberries dipped in sugar, plums, clove, and alcohol with a tart undertone that is hard to notice but apparent. Very smooth and heavy in the mouth. A nice hop bite on the back of the tongue with a lingering perfect plum finish. I feel like I am missing a lot of flavors here too. The flavors are so intricate and there are so many of them that it is hard to identify all of them.
A very well put together beer. I hope to see this in the top 50 someday.
Rib Eye (148) - USA - JAN 13, 2005
Wow. This. Is. Beer. !!!
Malty, spicy and fruity this is a quintessential winter brew. A must try. Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 23, 2005
22 oz. Batch 9, 2005. Nice hazy amber color, with a dense head. Somewhat sweet malty flavor. Seems to get more fruit and spice undertones as the bottle wears on. Could finish a tad cleaner. Really enjoy the complexity. Overall an excellent brew.