Derek881 (1006) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another delicious beer sampled at my first visit to Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore. The beer poured a dark amber-orange color with a big tan head. The aroma was of sweet malts, featuring caramel and fruit notes. It started off sweet, but had a nice bitter finish, where the taste of alcohol was slightly present. A very wet beer with light carbonation and a good alcohol contribution.
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of malt, fruit, caramel, florals.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. A little sweet and bitter.
Aurelius (4167) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy, medium brown with a filmy head. Crisp coldwater and appleish aroma. Nice, bittereed, tart, ABV evident. Grows sweeter as it warms. Went really well with the exotic cheese plate here. Well done.
madcurls85 (11) - USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great Baltimore Brew. The description does it nicely. Get this sometimes at The Brewer’s Art itself or on tap at a local place, Alonso’s.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at KSBF ’06...
Appears an orange tinted amber with a lush, off-white head. Little pieces of lacing are left.
Smell is of a lightly sweet, mildly spiced dubbel with a yeasty doughiness, caramel, sweet vanilla, and fruit highlighted by black grapes.
Taste is of the aromas. A nice change of pace from the candi-sugar sweet dubbels that overtake the yeast and grain that are the backbone of the style.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, only slightly sweet, along with a lingering of grapes and raisins that make for a light version of a dubbel. I’ve had this several times in the past with no rating to speak of. I’m glad they brought this one to Kennett. It’s such an easy drinking dubbel.
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TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
KSBF 2006. Pours a hazy golden amber with a creamy off white head. Aroma was very grainy, pils malt, dark fruits, Belgian yeast and bready. Flavors of fruity, Belgian yeast and lightly fruity.
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium red out of the tap, with quite a large head - yeast, brown sugar and christmas cookie-like spices dominate the aroma - a nice warming herbal/spice quality is the best thing about this beer - not overly sweet, as can happen with this style - actually a little dry, with chocolate notes coupling well with the warming spices - candi sugar comes through, with some caramel and plum - quite good.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft.clear orange with nice head. Nutty/malty smell. Buttery nutty taste with clean sweet finish. At 1st I didn’t think much of this beer, but as continued to drink it it become quite good.
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Definitely coloring liek most Abbey Ale’s I;ve encountered, however, servered in a lager pint glass did not do it justice. Ended up being more bitter than I would have hoped. Chewry sour caramel flavors, with some fruits such as apple and grape. I’d rather try this at the Baltimore downtown location than a local bar where I got this. Nothing spectacular, but a good attempt. (Tap 09/01/2006)
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as dark as I would have thought. Fruity with a bit of bitterness, but also some buttery notes. Yeasty. Good but not quite up to the Ozzy. (on tap at restaurant)