mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild fig raisan aroma.Dark chestnut appearance.Mild yeasty bread dough,slightly sour flavor.More character than Chimay red.
Darkover (1499) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color, with a big creamy beige head that disappears pretty quickly. Sweet malty vineous aroma. Flavor is sweet, malty, fruity-berries, and sour. Finish is sour and tart and a little bitter.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured a nice reddish amber color and formed an light tan bubbly head that left circular lace as it subsided. A medium amount of carbonation was present. An aroma of malt, caramel and cherries. A flavor of malt, caramel and raisins. A touch of the alcohol was present in the finish. A rather interesting flavor for a dubbel.
BillKismet (3024) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2011 Orange-maroon appearance with a yeasty, frothy head. Candy malts dominate the aroma with the strong evidence of marsala as well. The flavor reflected this with a candy and malty presence and desserty marsala tones with the possible impression of caramel. Re-rated 3-19-11: Love the musky yeast overtones. Deep malting, Belgian Special B, and CaraMunich. Well-rounded, flavorful, and altogether titillating.
pilsnerrogge (2285) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruby coloured. Impressive head, doesn't last long, though. Somewhat yeasty aroma. Somewhat fruity flavour. Alcohol is well hidden. Warming finish. Pretty much a Standard-Belgian-Strong-Ale.
Nuffield (3362) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brilliant fluffy head over a deep dark ruby-brown body. Head retained a layer of foam for an hour of drinking. Aroma is spicy, thoughts of a wit, then the flavor is more well-rounded--cherry struck me first, with some metallic notes, and then more favorable suggestions of raisins, with notable sweetness. Nevertheless, a bit watery and lacking true depth of flavor.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of disappointing. I bought a six beer sampler pak, which also included Piraat, Gulden Draak, and others. So far, only the Gulden Draak has been worthwhile. A couple of off notes, and a distinct lack of complexity.
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown coudy beer. Foam quicky gone. Sweet caramel to both nose and tounge. Not very complex and not the longest after taste.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with small light brown top. . .raisins and light alcohol in the nose. . .sweet malts mix with lots of fruit . . .cherries, more raisins, some pears, maybe an orange lingering around. . .palate is light, with not much lasting flavour. . .well done double.
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Superb amber colour with a nice foam. Discreet aroma of caramel. Well-balanced, spicy. The finish is sweet and quite short.