belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light head. Almost a smoky, burnt caramel flavor. Nice and flavorful, but a little on the dry side. Nice beer, though not what I expected.
darkvibe (68) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost no head, íburntí flavor. Mediocre beer.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - FEB 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprising, this is a refreshing beer. Wonderful, chewy, dark and flavorful. Enjoyed this beer.
TAR (2441) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2007 Aged one year: Aroma is very clean and fresh with green apples, ginger?, butterscotch and toasted malts. Bead is very creamy, off-tan with nice retention and stick power. Slightly nutty. A little light for a dubbel yet the extremely creamy and moderately dry palate compensate quite nicely. Very different from its 12 oz. counterpart. I had this a few hours after dinner and it was surprisingly appetizing. This is the finest dubbel you are going to find outside of Belgian.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep thick and brown, just the way it tastes. Tasted a lot like Hersheys syrup in skim milk, and I donít like chocolate milk. Bitter finish. Not something Iíd look for again.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very nice color.. it has a chocolate flavor to it, quite sweet, a hit of fruit as well. This is a very interesting brew, donít know that I would classify it as a belgian though..
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and malty. Delicious but Iíll bet it really come into its own in six months.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 Batch 13, in my cellar for about 7 months. This beer is really good. Lacks the complexity I have tasted in other dubbels. Buttery and a little weak in the malt area. The yeast on the bottom of the bottle improved the aroma and taste greatly by adding a nice fruity side to the brew.
Earlier Rating: 12/24/2001 Total Score: 3.8
I liked this a lot better when I stopped thinking that it didnít fit the style that well. Itís full dark and a bit fruity.
radek6999 (12) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent drink. Itís Chimay Grande Reserve without the heavy carbonation. Furthermore, itís small local production guarantees a quality product at every sitting. Well Done.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is not one of my favourite styles, but this is a pretty good interpretation. Almost burgundy coloured, yeasty apple/plum aroma and a nice mellow, fruity flavour. Medium bodied.