seuinoz (260) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2002
very good just like duvel............................................. fraternie (1030) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2002
Pale golden body, large head. Citrus notes in the very spicy malt...somewhat of a soapy flavor brings this down a little, but the finish is quite smooth. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Pale Golden Color, unappetizing aroma. Slightly Spicy flavor but not in a good way. The finish was awful. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2003 Enticing green apple yeast aroma comes through with a little sharpness on the palate. Noticeable alcohol strength and warmth in the finish. Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2002
Decent Belgian golden which doesn't stand out. Nice peppery flavours but in general not as packed with flavour as most Belgians.
stic (109) - Oostende, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2002
Bitter, almost no flavors. Dissapointing.................................... MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
Oak dryness and flowery bitterness…Citrus esters and clovers…Yeasty and…that’s it…One amongst many others… brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Good head but bitter to tast without the liquid to soften it a bit. Spicy yeast aroma with light malty flavors. Lightly bitter dry finish. Ernest (7889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Bottle (BB Apr/10). Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (basement, mold), with light notes of plastic and pineapple juice. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. A beginner’s strong golden ale, if that makes any sense. Simple aroma with a few minor off notes, simple and light/sweet flavor balance. Not much going on here. OlJuntan64 (1264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2002
Medium yellow with decent size and lasting white, creamy textured head - some nice lite lace too. Faint fruity hops, spices and light cookie dough yeast aromas. Medium bodied with generous balanced bitter - sweet palate and nice carbonated and alcoholic tingle to the front of the mouth and tongue. Unusual lightly spiced fruity start and long malty sweet, tending to dry. finish. Intruiguingly like a Duvel in the making - anyway, I liked it!