rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2004
Amber/yellow, with a beige head. Aroma is malty and fruity from pineapples. Maybe some sweet chocolate in it as well. Flavor is strong, malt. Its easy to tell that this is a strong bbeer, even if most of the alcohol is hidden. Maybe it would be better with a little less ABV. chrisv10 (18504) - DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
33 cl bottle. Amber/brown body with big off-white head. Flavour is malt, dark fruit, yeast, caramel and hops. TBone (18227) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2005
Bottled (BB 06/2007)jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Dark portwine-like ruby color, big cloudy, tanned head, lace. Caramelly, a bit roasted aroma with some hayish hoppyness. Carbonated crisp mouthfeel. Toffeeish, liquerish, caramelly but not overly sweet as alcohol cuts sweetness nicely. Some hoppy notes in the finish. Long warming bitter aftertaste. Maybe not the most complex Belgian strong ale but this is really delicious!
Deep purple color in the glass. Taste is almost all hard liquor, some raisins. Nose is the same. I’d probably rate this closer to a 3.8 today. Rated 6/25/02 yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 Bottle, 75cl corked. A hazy reddish dark orange-golden beer with a lasting beige head. Some cellar and alcohol in the aroma, but dried fruits and dark sugars are more evident. Full-bodied and almost sticky sweet in the mouth, quite warming from the alcohol. Sweet flavor with dried fruits, some cellar and dark sugars. Caramel too. Nice bitterness to support the sweetness in the finish. Not as complex as the trappists, but a very nice one. Maybe a bit warm, but I like it. Rating: 7-4-8-4-15-3.8 (081205)
FatPhil (17080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 16, 2008
Bottled, 75cl champagne cork. It pours a bit unclear, orange-brown with a reddish hue and a beige head. Sweet nose with some caramel and roasted malt, and spices and more sweetness. Nice, sweet flavor, with spices and caramel. Fullbodied, lovely beer. (061229)
330ml bottle (Kaisla, Helskink)Benzai (16687) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2011
Dark red, huge fluffy head. Massive malty and slightly alcoholic aroma. Similar taste, but very sweet - and actual sugar sweetness at that. Slight hint of raisins, but that’s not what provides the sweetness. Alcohol present, but not too intrusive. Quite fizzy in the mouth. I’m sure I’ve had better.
Don’t remember much from this beer except that it is a pretty nice tripel-like and that it has lively carbo. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 24, 2011
A: The pour is a dark amber color, definitely some brown notes to it with a finger and a half of khaki head.
S: Tons of bubblegum and banana aroma. Some clove notes to go along with it. A bit of caramel and brown sugar along with dark fruits such as plums and black cherries.
T: Quite sweet with tons of banana, dark fruit, and dark sugar flavors such as brown sugar and caramel. Quite a bit of bubblegum flavor as well. Mild alcohol and spice notes, as well as some yeast, provide depth.
M Medium in body with a fairly high level of carbonation.
O: One of those classic beers and one that I still enjoy a decent amount. Not a favorite, but solid. Ferris (16520) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle - Rich malts and yeas, with a honey and raisin like sweetness. Frothy off white head and an amber hue. Dark fruits, brown sugar and yeast dominate with a bit of alcohol. Fairly sweet with no bitterness, a specialty beer for sure that is very strong and heavy. Dedollewaitor (16387) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2006
Paters vietje (Antwerp) Dark red/brown with white head. Fruits and caramel. Very warm from the alcohol. Very good body. good long finish! One of the best from Van Steenberge!