Elwood (2900) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: Draft at the Thirsty Monk. Boozy and woody with a little bourbon note. Aggressive and sweet with lots of alcohol. A little lopsided. I’m missing the Belgian side of this one.
joeneugs (2575) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pacific Coast in Oakland. It pours a rather clear ruby red with an off white head. The aroma is candied dark fruit with some light bubblegum Belgian yeast in the background. The flavor has lots of raisins and brown sugar. The Belgian yeast is not very assertive which hurts this in the complexity department, yet its pretty light on the palate for the ABV. Overall, a good beer.
marcus (5608) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours light amber with a thin off-white head and a strong raisin aroma. There is a tasty dark fruit flavor with some banana ester and candi sugar. A decent American version of abbey dubbel.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Brown beer with a cream colored head. Sweet aroma with alcohol and dried fruit. Dried fruit and sweet malt flavor with light yeast. Medium bodied. Dried fruit and light malt lingers with light caramel and light yeast.
badlizard (5524) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish brown with a creamy white head. Big bubble gum aroma and taste with some sweet vanilla and raisin notes.