NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
This beer seems to be incredibly inconsistant, sometimes I get a great bottle sometimes not. It pours a rich white head with limited lace. Smells fantastic and the taste doesn't disappoint. The flavours are held back but balance nicely. Could be a lot more assertive but is a nice belgian style ale. jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 2005-05-23. Lightly hazy dark amber body with a foamy beige head. Sweet yeasty aroma, mild spice. (7+) Alcohol grows as it warms, sweet malt flavour, mild yeast, dry alcohol in the finish (7+) Average plus palate. (3+). This was to be my definitive re-rate but I ended up talking instead of writing so I will hopefully come back to this again. 8/3/8/4/16 - 3.9 Bottle at C’est What
<P>July 2003. More mellow and complex than I remember previous tastings. I notice the spice and the malt predominantly with lots of interesting subtexts beneath it. 8/3/8/3/16 - 3.8 roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: APR 6, 2004 I yearn to be aboard the flying canoe! Mashing through the air, wooden paddles in hand... such a small penance to pay for the indulgence of this rarefied (canuck) Belgian. It's sold in 4-packs for a reason... drink more than four, and you'll cross the River Styx... which is a bad thing... BECAUSE IT'S THE LAST STOP ON THE FAMILY OUTING TO HELLLL!!!!!!! .....drink any less, and you won't have experienced the delicious undercurrents of this deceptively potent brew. roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Generous, cottony head. Beer is ruby red-brown in color. Aroma and taste of wheat, straw, and grass. The alcohol is well hidden, and the beer is warming and drinkable, but not one of my favorites. Sampled at just above 70 degrees Fahrenheit. bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Belgiun strong is a good description. This has all the flavors of a Belgiun ale (fruity etc.) with a warming alcoholic feel.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
On tap at the Hop Leaf Chicago - Golden color with a small creamy head, fair lacing, full-bodied. Very nice aroma with hints of cereal, pine, yeast, honey, and raisin. Somewhat vinous. Flavor matched the aroma, creamy and buttery. Light alcohol presence detected on the finish. Good stuff, recommmended. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2003 Oh yeah...it smells absolutly amazing, I just loved the sweet spicyness, lets see, theres some fruity sweets of orange peels, some nutmeg, ginger, clove, belgian-like yeast, and heck though in some roasted peppers. Then the taste is super rich and creamy smooth with lots of spicy action and tingly sweetness with a great roasty caramel malt backing thats very bold and smooth. The spice is peppery and fruity. Its got alot of things happening in the taste and feel, its just great to sip and ponder what the hecks all in this thing. The feel is medium heavy bodied, solid, silky smooth and a little bit creamy, that starts sweet, citrusy and malty then goes into the spice level and fades nicely into a fresh and drying bitter hop. Nothing here is overwhelming or overpowering, its all balanced in so softly its hard to phathom. Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2003
Small off-white head. Redish/copper-coloured. Pleasent aroma with plenty of fruit (mostly peach), also alcohol. Full body. Taste is sweet (again some peach?), a little spicy and with a late, light bitterness. Good. haukur (1957) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 20, 2003
UPDATED: APR 20, 2005 a very yeasty and fruity aroma, some hints of nuts. Taste was very smooth, yeasty and fruity. Some hints of citrus, banana and apples (??) and a slighty sour finish. A very complex brew and an excellent beer! jonas (7588) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2003 Phenolic banana nose.
Cloudy amber, not much head.
Tastenotes include peaches and bubblegum.
Quite different from other Belgian strong ales, you could almost think it is a weizenbock.