garrison (784) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Fergueson Krogerst. Aroma is fairly malty with a bit of sweetness. rain sugar flavors, and a tad bit lacking in richness. A touch of hops in the finish. Some light roast notes. Not bad really, but not great. Doesn’t taste like a true Belgian abbey alethough.
notalush (4962) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a fairly clear ruby - lightly estery nose, with sweet notes of candi sugar, raisin, toffee - fairly full carbonation in the mouth - a little tart and acidic up front, with some wheaty character and toasted graininess - the toasted character lingers as a sweetness develops through the middle, bringing a somewhat chewy toffee character - lingering sweetness in the finish - not terribly complex, but fairly smooth and slightly warming/spicy on the end.
PorterPounder (5659) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Super Market - 12 oz bottle. Dark amber pour, tight, off white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Sweet, sugary aroma with hints of Christmas spices. Flavor has some toffee notes, some candied sugar, a back end of caramel and just a hint of Christmas spices. Mouthfeel is a bit lacking, thickness does not match the flavor. Overall, decent though.
Aurelius (4322) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Candied Belgian ale aroma with some vanilla and dust. Good embossed bottle, decent label, clear medium walnut brown with a ringing white head. Appearance knock for the twistoff. Toasted, slightly sweet, nice malting, a good ale twang. Medium body, sort of a brown ale finish. Pretty drinkable. Publix.
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted on tap at Old Chicago’s in Aurora, Colorado. Cherry wood appearance. Aroma smells like a typical sweet Belgian ale with candy sugar. Nutty brown flavor is more dominant than the Belgian ale taste. Body is pretty thin and actually tastes pretty flat. Below average beer.
Onslow (1206) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Dark amber clear brew with a short lived off white head. Aroma of light grains, teaberry. Sweet flavor, light grains, not much in the finish. Thin palate.
MaBeer1972 (1361) - 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 (2649) - 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 (3829) - 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 (2492) - 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.