Abio (1334) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours out darker brown, a medium head that should hold some longer. Sweet smell of red fruits and caramel. Fruits, sweet caramel, malts at the taste.Prunes and raisins. Dry, a bit earthy, specially at the finish. Not my style of dubbel.
MADpalace (156) - Budel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 Dark-red fruity collor. Smell of sweet and bitter.
As long as I remember, this is one of my favorites. Licht bitterness, abbey-style beer but much sweeter. It is a pitty that it is also a bit watery. Because it also has this typical strong taste in the background.
Do no try this one with heavy food, otherwise the taste is too subtle.
Countbeer (2853) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light brown foamy head.
Clear brown color.
Smell is a very good mix of brown sugar, crisped and toasted malts, hints of hops, dark fruit (prunes, raisin) and spices.
Taste is soft on the tongue but full taste of sugars, malts, fruits, roasted ingredients.
Just slightly bitter, more sweet than bitter. Hints of oatmeal and iron. Nicely balanced.
BeerCast_Rich (1687) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[330ml bottle, Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn] Dark brown almost black pour, thin off-white head. Big malty aromas and then flavours coming off. There’s a slight sharpness in the aftertaste. Pretty rich, there’s a creaminess to it as well. As it warms the flavours develop further – complex malts with a hint of spices and that mild tartness. Pretty complex stuff. [15/08/2010]
delnoche (402) - GERMANY - MAY 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
30cl bottle poured into a Rochefort Trappist glass. Clear ruby with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit. Flavor is very sweet, dark fruit. Full body. Medium to light carbonation. A bit of alcohol in the short finish. Decent but too sweet for my taste.
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A fairly dull beer by most standards. Colour is a nice reddish brown, but head is disappointingly fleeting, and ends up looking like sea scum tossed on the waves. Aroma is pleasant, but not outstanding, with some nice caramel and black pepper notes present. Mouthfeel is decent, but a little thin. Flavour is nice - good complex malt, with a caramelly moreishness about it. The taste saves this beer really. I wouldn’t order it especially, but nor would I be horribly disappointed to find it on a guest tap somewhere.
maupie (923) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity not wall adhesive light brown foam collar which was fine and evenly of structure. The beer also contained much carbonic acid in the glass.
The beer has a clear dark brown color and a sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppy bitter with a very candysugar touch. This beer smells malty.
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Het Amsterdammertje on July 14, 2009
Hazy copper color, off-white rather small head. Acidic and sweet scent. Fruity, melon, citrus, acidic taste. Medium mouthfeel, melon aftertaste. Low bitterness.
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - MAY 28, 2009
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
300ml bottle from Beers Of Europe. A warm malty beer with a fine, creamy carbonation. Some gel floaties. Sweet taste, though dry aroma and finish. Some bacon, chalk, vanilla, butter, caramel, banana, chocolate flavours hanging around in a reasonably pleasant but uninteresting manner. Awareness of warm alcohol, but not aggressive. This is a drinkable malty brown beer. Less yeasty than usual for a Belgian style beer. Watery and dull finish. This is the third beer I’ve had from this brewery, and they haven’t impressed me. They appear to be trying out a variety of styles, and haven’t yet got a character of their own.
dutchbeerpages (1084) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
interesting aroma that’s strong and deep. Red, coppertone look.
Taste lingers for a while, wheat bread with butter and caramel. Alcohol can be felt all the way down the belly.