MaBeer1972 (1262) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A smooth, sweet and easy drinking dark amber brew. Heavy body. Nice balance. Well made stuff. Good winter brew, especially when you don’t want to hit the hill with high ABV.
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from pikapp327. Brown pour with a small off-white head. Aroma is weak, grainy, a little dark fruity, and uneventful. Taste is mostly the same. No aftertaste. Watery.
Cavie (3746) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Clear copper color. Small tan head. Aroma is fairly light. Smells of grain and some sweet malt. Light fruit. Flavor is caramel with a bit of spice. Dull finish.
mjg74 (2486) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Walmart. Aroma is fairly malty with a bit of graininess. Malty flavors. A little hint of richness. A touch of hops in the finish. Some light roast notes. Not bad really. Pretty average. Doesn’t taste Belgian though.
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle over Thanksgiving break. Pours a clear, brown with orange-amber highlight. Small white head with a little lacing. Very light aroma is sweet malt and caramel. Lively carbonation. Flavor is pretty simple and strange for a Belgian ale; it’s all over the place. Definitely some roasted malt then sugar in the finish. Maybe a little wheat in the background.
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From bottle. Mild sweet caramel aroma, straining to be a dubbel. Light diacetyl. No hop aroma. Dark brown amber clear with thin head. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with light malt, a bit of caramel, and buttery character. Dry bitter hops at the finish but mild. Sweet nutty after. Not very impressive.
puboflyons (2046) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked APR2511-EO5031415. It does have a good looking copper-amber pour with a halfway decent three-quarters inch head. Busy carbonation. The aroma has malts, toffee, some thin wheat and it seems to be balanced. There is a bit of yeast, toffee, and molasses in the taste. All in all it is not that bad but the real Abbey Ales are better.
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark amber with a thin-moderate linen white head that fades to a film by the second sip and leave scant lace. Weak aroma of toffee and not much else. The flavor is equally weak malt along with some even weaker spice and ending with some stale malt. Light bitterness at the finish. Not something I would look to revisit.
russwbeck (117) - Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with a small off white head with minimal retention and hardly any lacing. Smells of light malts, with hints of Belgian Yeast. Malts up front on the taste, with a caramel finish. Not much of an aftertaste. Too light. Expected some more depth to this one.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours reddish amber with off-white head and some lacing. Faint notes of wheat and pine. Well balanced taste that is crisp and sessionable.