iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2004
330 mL bottle, newer 13% version; fairly fresh: translucent gold. Starched white disparate head. Tiny bubbles rise through the body. Peach fuzz aroma with heavy alcohol, raisins and light Belgian yeast. Astringent alcohol on the palate with a thick malt presence. A bit of harsh, peppery spice in the finish. Overall the alcohol makes this one fairly hard to drink. hopdog (13490) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Tasted the 15% version. Amber in color with a small head. Alcohol, alcohol, and alcohol - dominates smell and taste with some fruitiness. RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 Yuck. Poured a dark gold. You can definitely smell the alcohol, which is the only characteristic of note. Decent head that quickly disappears. As for flavor, there’s very little outside of the overwhelmingly alcoholic graininess with a sweet finish. Warm alcohol sting on the tongue, not unlike hard liquor. Not a pleasant brew at all. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2004
(Best by 3/28/05) Clear amber body with medium, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, alcohol, grainy, banana. Taste is very sweet, grape, banana, finishing treacly alcohol. Full body. Definitely a sipping beer, and despite my initial reservations, my palate adjusted to the sweetness and I even came to somewhat enjoy it. Still, if a beer has to be high alcohol, I prefer it to not taste so high in alcohol. firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2004
Dark gold to light amber in color. Very alcoholic in both aroma, flavor and finish.This should be experienced. Glad I tried this (was a gift)but probably wouldn't try again soon.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2004
This is great half a bottle and I am pleasently buzzed. It does have wine qualities but it is a little more like beer then some of the others I have tried. Great oily taste with a friuty vibe. Nice scent and color a winner. Novices beware! rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2004
Lighty fruity yeast aroma. Some dark fruits. Body is overly heavy. Yeast and bananna flavor with whopping alcohol heemer77 (5362) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Pours with a great, deep red color. Very little head. Peach, grape wine and vanilla in the aroma. The alcohol is well masked. The flavor has slight alcohol and caramel. The malt really comes through. Nice full body. I wouldn't want to drink a lot, though. Flavors were mostly subtle. hopscotch (11526) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Hazy, golden ale with huge floaties. Looks like orange pulp. I really hope these are supposed to be floating in here. The aroma is of fuzzy fruit, smoke and alcohol. As it warms, some nice, aromatic notes of butterscotch and fruitcake appear. Big alcohol in the flavor... going in and going down. Also, some very nice, malty sweet notes. Fruity flavor. Balanced by the alcohol and hops. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, alcoholic finish. GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2004
crystal clear golden body, foamy white head. Saltyt nose with some corn, dry stale malts and alcohol. initially smooth and sweet, follows with an intensely warm alcohol dominated finish. WOW, warm and strong, and real dry. some sweetness and caramel emerge later on. impressively... not well balanced!