Laf-o (41) - Toronto, Ontario, POLAND - MAY 11, 2003
I can see some of the apeal in this brew, unfortunatelly to me it seems like the proportions between igridients are way off and the resulting brew is bunch of ingridients fighting for space, I simply couldnt finish it... tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2003
Sweet citrus esters in the aroma. Pours to a puffy white head with large bubbles that dissipates quick;y with marginal lacing. Mildly estery without being forceful. Alcohol apparent in the finish. Nice smooth, silky mouthfeel. Bottle. Albert (39) - Miramar, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2002
Smelled awful, tasted bad. Not what I thought is was going to be. Boddington is a better golden ale Andrew196 (1973) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2002
Reminded me of a Hennepin....I am not a fan of the golden belgian style....just too spicy. Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
Slightly hazy golden; aroma of alcohol, peach, biscuit, slight bit of paint thinner (effin' Riva again with the phenols), faint cardamom. Body has a plasticy, fizzy feel. Peppery character, a little bread, a little acidity. These wanna-be Duvels have a tough time coming into the same ballpark - gives me more respect for the original.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2003
hazy yellow, quick disappearing head. faint aroma of lemon and yeast. some doughy malt in the flavour with spice, yeast, and lemon. not bad, but overall underwhelming. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Clear straw with big white head. Aroma is astringent with minimal sweetness. Taste is mildly sweet, yeasty, and bitter (herbal and alcohol). Smooth, slightly creamy medium body. bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2006
Poured a very pale yellow orange with a fairly big fluffy head. Sweet aroma, but with some musky sour apple. Quite a nice aroma, but on tasting it becomes pretty lame. Dry and shallow. Some belgian yeast, but not much else. A strong alcoholic beer with a piss weak flavour! Some bugglegum and metal in the aftertaste. It seemed to me like you might as well just pour a shot of vodka into a regular strength belgian. cheap (6006) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2008
OK, so what about the name of this stuff? $7 for a small draft at McGoos in Pgh. Smells like many other belgies. Good clean olfactory, quite interesting. Looks like any other pale yellow beer, clear and pale. Barely any carbonation. Not overly alky in flavor, is refined and you’d never know it was near 9%. Quite smooth for that alky content, I think I feel a buzz coming on. Is a little less refined than a 6% belgie but you gotta expect that. Finish is a little less civilized than I like and more than I expected. Not bad, however, does not live up to the standards of a true belgie like East End Session #9 - Grisette and is not nearly as good as Leute Bokbier for a strong belgie. SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2002
Golden with a HUGE head. Citrus and skunk aroma. Spicey honey with some skunky notes. Seems like it's been exposed to light for too long. I'll have to try it again sometimes.