shotgun1431 (123) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful ale! Very dark red with a tan head and and nice lacing. Not a lot of aroma but it's all good. I really like this flavor. Malty and not a lot of bite. Alcohol is well hidden. A very good beer!
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy chocolate brown color, with a nice thick head. The aroma is some yeast and malts. The flavor is some soft maltiness with a touch of some spices. A nice hoppy finish for a dubbel. Overall a good dubbel, thanks to my little sis for this birthday present including the Bornem glass.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good soft brown color with a thick head to it. Aroma...well....not much. Flavor isnt there really either. The only real nice things to this is (1)its a belgian brew and (2) it hides the 8% well.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - APR 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very faint aroma, almost of green apples. Appears with a tawny reddish hue, an overly thick head with lots of rising effervescence. Overly sweet flavor, almost sugary, but with a spicy finish. Probably good palate, but overwhelmingly carbonated. Almost stinging on the tongue. Overall an interesting beer, particularly as the spice flavor comes out, but not one I would want to experience often.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The cool little bottle is the best thing about this beer. The aroma and flavor hit you over the head with tart apple. Tastes more like cider than a beer. Has some cinnamon spice. This is a poor example of a good Belgian.
jde123 (736) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little too sweet to be a world-class beer. Pours sweetly but uninterestingly, given absolutely no impression whatsoever. Flavor is a little lacking, a little too much yeast was used I fear, a little dry. I think I am being a little too critical of this beer at this point, overall a pretty decent selection.
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small tightly packed head, mahogany body. Fruity, vinous aroma. Very smooth palate, flavor is spicy and yeasty. Finishes sweet and dry.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quicky dissolving head, that looked like it came from a soda. Cloudy ruby color, cider nose. Quite smooth, somewhat thin, cider taste to it also. Nothing really complex, but it seems to be a very nice beer.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clowdy brown with a big fizzling head. Cidery nose with funky yeast. Flavor is medium sweet and somewhat tangy, with cider, a touch of hot spice, and a medium bitter finish.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy copper (I'll never understand why Tripels are so much lighter in colour), yeasty, spider-web nose, very fermented and starts a bit sweet and caramelly. Less "headachy" than a lot of abbey beers. Not too complex, a bit bitter at the end, but overall nothing too crazy.