Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the best Belgian that I have ever had, but still very good. Nice smooth texture, good mouthfeel. Deep amber-red with a nice head. Good flavor walking the line between tartness and fruity hints. Very good.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light banana esters. Some alcohol flavor. Slightly sweet. Fruity. Light caramel flavor. Creamy. Medium body. Tasty!
JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice beer overall aroma not to good
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and sweet with a sharp, spicy finish. Not as syrupy as other Belgian beers, which always makes me happy. Not the best Belgian beer I’ve had, but still pretty good and better than a lot of American beers.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a chocolate brown with a thin tan head. Very middle of the road.Not much complexity very limited flavors with nothing jumping out.Get an Orval instead.
Davhgbrew (842) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes like a brown. Not much complexity to this one. Palate starts off medium bodied with some dark fruit flavors, but it finishes pretty weak & watery. A very drinkable abbey ale, that I wouldn’t buy again, but I would gladly drink.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good Balance between sweet and spicy. Head was nice and thick and the color was great.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy ruby color with a tall somewhat thinnish head. Caramel, brown sugar and dark candi flavors in the sweetness. Peppery/spicy hops offset sweetness. Finishes with some vinous qualities.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured a reddish amber color with a bubbly white head that left some nice lace. Had a decent amount of carbonation common to this style. It had an aroma of malt and carmel. The flavor was of malt and caramel. Slighty tangy(maybe due to the carb) and caramel sweet finish. A good dubble, not the best of the batch, but well worth trying.
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - JUL 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark,very bubbly, and very smooth, but really hard to get a fix on. Kept a slight head and each drink loaded my mouth up with foam, so I tried to let it warm a little, still nothing really jumped out at me. I suppose one could consider it a ’smooth’ Belgian, but I have come to expect a little more from this genre, something a little sweeter. It does tell of some of its strength on the finish the alchol lingered on just sltighly. Not bad, but not my favorite Belgian, perhaps I need to take a deeper venture into the Dubbel style.