WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Rating 200. 750ml bottle. Pours cloudy brown with a small puffy tan head. The nose is malty and slightly sweet. The taste is really right on. It is sweet, malty and tangy with bits of caramel and a variety of malt flavors. Delicious. TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Hazy brown/orange with a tan head. Complex aroma - fruity, musty, grainy malts, alcohol and a touch of smoke. Flavor is caramel, malt, with some earthy yeast tones. Pepper hop finish. Very smooth and seamless for such a complex beer. Excellent. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2006
From a 750 ml. green bottle with a blurb and serving suggestions on the back label. Sampled at a cooler cellar temperature in a La Chouffe snifter.
Poured a hazy golden orangey hued brown with a foamy, creamy off-white head that settled into a thin bubbly lacing, minimal amount of sticking.
Aromas of bubble gum and spicy, earthy alcohol, peppery hops and sweet grainy, lightly caramel malts.
Good carbonation and a crisp, dryish, creamy smooth medium bodied mouthfeel.
A nice velvety taste, light sweet caramel, bubble gum and clove yeasty, grainy, peppery spicy hops, a soft fruitiness that mingles with the alcohol, the alcohol provides a warming presence in the palate, and a dry spicy, yeasty, sweet malty finish.
Easy, smooth drinkability, another good ale from this Belgian brewer, well worth trying.
BeerBiker (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2006
[Sampled in Trysil, Norway.]
A worldclassbeer. Toffeehead and complexi aroma of fruits and yeast. Oaky flavor with brown sugar and some smoke, just a hint. Looking forward to visit brasserie Achouffe in Belgium in august 2007. tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2006
This was a very pleasant surprise. Very nice aroma, palate, and flavor. The flavor really comes out as the beer warms. Just really good.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2006
This beer got better aas it went along. Poured to a hazy brown with hints of orange. Aroma was apples and a hint of malt. As the glass warmed, the alcohol crept in to nicely round out the aroma. Flavor was good, though nothing really dominated, although hints of spice, possibly cinnamon, were evident. Mouthfeel was spicy, and the finish was smooth and somewhat warming. Not a bad beer. Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle. High fluffy off-white and lasting head. Hazy dark orange body. Grassy barley malt aroma. Spicy and dry malt flavor with distinct hops bitterness. The high alcohol percentage is well hidden partly by the bitterness partly by the carbonation.
mjg74 (3093) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours a deep ruby color. Moderate slightly dirty looking head. Aroma is slightly sweet with some dark fruits, yeast and dirt. Slighty sweet vinous/sugar flavors up front. Somewhat spicy with alcohol in the finish. More like a Dubbel or a dark BSA. Fairly rich. Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2006
Poured a dark hazy brown with a thick head. Nice aromas of yeast and spice. Aromas carry into the flavor, good maltiness, but nowhere near a scotch ale, still very, very Belgian due to the yeast. Good bubbly mouthfeel. I enjoyed this one. Tejas (1006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Way too much yeast. Zero head.BIG yeasty malty aroma. Tingly palate. Little peppery flavor. Sort of bland > needs flavor. Little alcohol flavor detected as it warms up. OK but probably won’t drink ever again > lacks character.