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A reddish-brown abbey ale brewed with dark malts. The secondary fermentation gives a fruity aroma and a unique spicy character with a distinctive aftertaste. Secondary fermentation in the bottle. (Serving temperature: 8-10ºC)


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2002
Easy to drink, smooth and good flavor; nice body

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1310) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2002
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Light banana esters. Some alcohol flavor. Slightly sweet. Fruity. Light caramel flavor. Creamy. Medium body. Tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2002
nice beer overall aroma not to good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2002
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 3, 2002
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (940) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2002
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Good Balance between sweet and spicy. Head was nice and thick and the color was great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2002
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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2002
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.


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