blutt59 (5870) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to Fratto, amber colored pour with no head, dark fruit and caramel aroma, flavor of dry nut husks or shells and caramel
Ernest (5864) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain, popcorn), lightly hoppy (apricot), with light notes of vanilla and brown sugar. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Very simple and not a lot to balance the sweetness, but inoffensive. Pretty much the same as the old Full Moon, just a bit darker and less metallic. Still popcorn-husky though.
DuffMan (5772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark old-penny copper, mahogany highlights. Very low aroma of husky, lightly toasty caramel. Flavour profile is much the same-- very simple, and entirely malt driven. This could just as easily be a "light" doppelbock or scottish ale. There is no yeast character here, there is no spiciness, there are no fruity esters. How is this in any way a "Belgian ale"? FAIL.
drowland (5680) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 11/21/11. 12oz bottle from the winter 12pk... how is this different than the Full Moon they used to make? Hope I didn’t just ruin a bunch of ticks for people. Clear amber/red pour with a small khaki head that fades fast, sticks a little, and barely laces. Light aroma of caramel, metal, and a touch of spice. Sweet caramel flavor with a surprising amount of chocolate and roast in there, along with another metallic kick. Lingering sweet caramel and metal as well. Bleh.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I got this in a mixed sampler pack of winter brews form world market. It smelled like farts and it just tasted like bowels. When I went online and found it was listed as a Dubbel I was shocked, this is not a Belgian styled dubbel. This beer is awful, do not buy it.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours see-through brown with a thick beige head and a light brown sugar aroma. There is a medium-bodied toffee flavor with a slightly bitter finish.
thirdeye11 (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Fratto) clear copper, very few tan bubbles. Nose of dry brown sugar, umami, spices, old rotten banana. Taste of old lager-style hops, rotten banana, creamy dry carbonation, umami linger. Stale stuff.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle .. . deep tan .. . light foam, lacing is pretty good .. . the cat is in the bread machine! .. . some plum, burnt sugar, mrgreen, boozy vanilla, and mops .. . light sticky mouth, way to sweet! .. . for some reason 10 years ago i opened a trophy shop....
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Why are they calling this an Abbey Ale? Just ’cause they used a Belgian yeast strain? Anywhat - Nice look to it, a deep reddish amber with a tall beige head... forget the head. It leaves quickly, only a thin ring staying behind. The aroma is pretty light, some sweet caramel and and faint yeastiness. The flavor is a spritzed up caramel and molasses concoction with a soft spiiciness. Drinkable, but why?
arminjewell (5143) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear orange-red with white head, aroma has notes of biscuit, some spice, toffee, some slight lemon hints of caramel. Taste is a hint of spice, caramel, some slight biscuit, finishing fairly spicy and bitter.