CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2002
To much waffle on this beer. Standard Euro drop. Smells good, Broad tones over the mid-tongue, quick on the tip... reasonably fast. We like it! God purchase. A little residue scorchy wax in the palette. But a very quick conditioning jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2002
Copper/ruby red. Little if any head on this one. Definite yeasty and spicy notes in the aroma and in the taste. Very sweet, maybe a little too much so. Can definitely feel the alcohol, although it seemed to be relatively well concealed. mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2002
Aroma is malty and bitter simultaneously, bright orange bodywith small head. Flavour profile has fruit, malt, sourness, bitterness & alcohol. Very complex & quite thick. Very good Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - MAY 9, 2002
Roasted barley, bubblegum, and grape juice aroma wafting above the clear golden body. Fruity and acceptably yeasty exhibiting apple-core, fruit-basket flavors butressed by a deeper, complex character of dates and cooked fruit. A tad unbalanced/unfinished, this would benefit from an additional shot of malt. Yummy nonetheless. unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2002
Fruity, spicy nose, maybe bananas or pineapple, with not a whole lot of head in the glass (yes THE glass). It tastes typical to me, along the lines of some of Unibroue's brews, which I like very much. This was a bit sweeter than some, and it did warm going down due to the 8 percent ABV. It became much more flavorful as it warmed. I didn't like it cold, straight from the fridge. It's a little thick and syrupy for me, but overall a nice Belgian. I will try it again.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
Granted the tourists love the have their pictures taken while drinking from the glass(myself included)but it really has been a consistant winner for myself,always nicely balanced,exceptional noce when on tap...well in Belguim anyway. thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2002
Floral ether of heady type
mead like and grape hyacinth. Serve
warmish, 8ºC+ for full effect. Cloying
sweetness of treacle and sherry.
Initially disappointed (too cold) but will
try again. duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2003 An aproachable belgian beer. malty aroma, Quite malty, salty and sweet then bitter. Hints of toffee, pepper, anise, caramel, pears, apples (overipe). Actually quite pleasant, and even complex. I think the spicyness dominates it a bit too much however, and the flavours don't quite combine. confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - APR 30, 2002
Another great experience in the Belgian Beer world.......................... joet (2678) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2002
On tap at Amnesia, SF. A brilliant orange glow.Yeast in the nose, some malt, biteless. Light but full bodied. I can see how this is a number one brew for some people. This is a great brew but it's full slightly syrupy feel can damper my tripel guzzling. The glass and holder are a nice touch as well.