BelgianBeerGal (2973) - Dayton Area, Ohio, 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 (3531) - 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 (1835) - 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 (3255) - 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.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
drank from a bottle my girlfriend brought home. Palate is thin and watery, with modest spices throughout. No signs of belgian yeast or fruitiness. Spiced water that is i guess more full bodied than most of your macro brews but for an abbey ale is thin and disappointing. This wouldn’t be horrible if it was 5.99 - 6.99 a six pack but the fact that it is priced the same and even more expensive than great divide / new belgium / deschutes six packs is a joke.
Drake (7850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear dark amber color with a thin head that fades quickly. Aroma of toffee and grainy notes. The taste is toffee, sugary notes and some faint spice. Not too bad.
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a red-copper, with a small off-white head. Mild malty aroma with some earthy notes. Flavor is much of the same, with some dark fruit and caramel. The finish is sweet with some lingering note.
JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, bread, cereal, nuts, dough, vanilla, sugar, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, brown, clear, minimal head,