KUEric (979) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2006
On tap at the reef: A light copper golden color with a big fluffy white head. Enjoyed this belgian ale quite a bit, it was fruity malty, sugary sweet, a tiny bit metallic, with a crisp dry finish. yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2006
On tap. Dark golden, clear ale with a small, dense beige head. Fruity, sweet aroma with some hints of banana. Weak, fruity and malty aroma. Medium body and a nice bitterness in the finish. Nice aroma, disappointing flavor. (060715) DrBayern (1140) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2006
12 oz. bottle yields a deep coppery pour, medium light tan head that receded quickly. Roasty malt aroma with a bit of estery fruit character. Medium mouthfeel, bubbly carbonation. Burnt caramel, some rasin/plum lead to a slightly metallic, bitter finish. Undistinguished and almost one dimensional, I was not impressed. lgklotet (437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
Perhaps my expectations were a bit high upon sampling this on tap in Antwerpen. Sure enough, it’s good. It’s got a malty, bready and perhaps toasty aroma. Palate is medium. Fairly complex flavour (nori?) and some herbal hops as well. Overall, a very good brew that I think I’ll have to try again soon. bubbleflubber (2244) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Interesting brew, not what I expected. The pour is mahogany, no real head and traces of spiderlace. The aroma is of nuts and sour grain/mash, like a country silo... almost can distinguish some fruit notes. The flavors are similar, but lean toward nuts, burned toast and hay. The finish is crisp, and the brew is well-bodied. As the beer warms, I pick up more beans in the nose and toast in the finish. Overall, it’s not a bad beer, but not my absolute favorite, although it does get extremely better as the brew warms up. Best seved after sitting for 10-15 minutes at room temperature.
henrikb (1264) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2006
Draught - Red dark amber body, clear, very creamy head; Very pleasant complex nose, little malty sweet; Soft, a bit to clean lab. like (to clean) body, sharp carbonation, a little bitter; Long quite bitter finish, complex with nice aromas. This beer really is one of my all time favorites, I do think that is has become a bit to clean over the years. locarboy (129) - USA - JUL 25, 2006
From a 33 cl. bottle. Poured clear amber - no sediment or floaties. Nice head that thinned out fairly quickly. Laced down the glass as I drank it. Ok up front with a carmel maltiness. A from the can metallic aftertaste that degenerated into a boiled beef that had been left in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks too long with maybe a hint of marjorum. I was disappointed for $2.18 plus taxes. fidemaster (336) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Had it on tap for the first time my friends raved about it. I thought it was that good. Tried it a few more times since then, its not a top belgiun beer by any means. pungent taste and not in a good way. chunky yeasts seem to be present. Dissapointing Dorqui (2300) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 17, 2006
Much little full and fading head. Reddish clearly color with darker reflexs, extinguished, limpid and a lot little bubbly. Simple and little intense scent with light flowery, alcoholic and of dry malty notes. Decidedly vanished taste, little pungent and indeed, rather smooths and nearly mellow. Simple fruity aromas: ribes, toffee and little more. Disappointing. nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2006
The aroma is like biscuits, pears, raisins, yeast (basement like), and caramel. The appearance is amber/gold with huge chunks of yeast floating about and a small head. The flavor is only lightly bitter with all the elements from the aroma but not as much sweetness as it should have. The palate is thin. Overall it’s pretty good but the massive amount of floating yeast, the weak aroma, and thin palate hurt it a lot.