booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2001
.................................................. Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2001
I used to think this was God's gift to beer, but repeated tastings of this beer have shown that I was just drunk as an Irishman. Still very good, but a bit to cloying in the candied fruit department. I even had a six year-old aged bottle, and it wasn't all that great either. VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2001
Too sour for my taste. Better ice cold and the overall flavor profile intensifies but still not a beer I'd buy again. I couldn't finish it. MonkeyProver99 (24) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2001
Another amazing beer from De Dolle. A heavyweight ale loaded with candied fruit character which matches its sourness perfectly. World classic. Oakes (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2001
Appley, big, very yeasty............................................
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2003 1996 vintage, bottled. Cinnamon and brown sugared apples, pomegranate, red grapefruit, faint candyish sweetness, fusel, band-aid phenols, hop spice and citric tartness all reach out to give your nasal passages an invigorating tingle they won't soon forget. Unique, opaque rusty red-orange color with a very creamy and lasting head and thick sheets of intricate lace. Flavor is balanced with sweet, malty, fruity and hoppy aspects combining, then overtaken, drenched by a wave of acidic, citrusy tartness and many spices. Finishes with a dizzying blur of flavors, a lemon here, a bit of sugar there. So many levels are touched on here. This is having the same effect on me that drinking a large glass of orange juice often does, awakening with a tingling electricity. Staggering complexity in this almost overwhelming, supremely crafted vintage. I really could go on about this stuff.