Additional notes 12/17/22 (pictured):
This beer has gone by a number of different names over the years as evidenced above. This particular bottle is dated BB 31/08/2023.
Alcohol is the major player, but this feels a little lighter than it has in the past. Less viscosity than I remember, or that my notes suggest. Still that orange gold body. Plenty of Belgian Candi sugar.
Lighter than the sugar or the alcohol would suggest. Drinkability is higher too.
Original notes 01/16/2006:
250 mL bottle, great looking orange foil and nice orange and green color scheme on the label.
Pour shows that deep golden, viscous liquid that begins to give away the alcohol content immediately. Nice film left as a head, not as spotty as some. Some scant lacing.
Aromas are sugary floral notes.
Taste is certainly alcohol based, but not as pronounced as many reviews have noted prior to mine. Actually this is very drinkable. the alcohol is obviously present, but I can really enjoy sipping it. Some floral notes in the taste too.
Some Belgian influence present, but drinks more like a “light” Barleywine (if that makes sense??)