PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the ACBF 2009: Brown/copper pour with a thick tan head. Sweet aroma with lots of brown sugar and sweet plum along with metallic notes. Average carbonation- sweet flavor with residual candy sugar notes, sweet raisin and fig, honey, and a metallic note. Just another overly sweet American Abbey Dubbel.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear dark orange color with an off white head. Smelled of brown sugar and light buttery caramel. Medium bodied and semi-sweet. I tasted distinct brown sugar, plum, clove, and earthy root. There was also a hint of alcohol and a bit of tart banana. Very nice.
zapprentice (316) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sugary notes in aroma are nice. Flavor is powered with sugar that just sits on your tongue. Nothing special, interesting though
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewpub. Aroma of plums, prunes, doughy yeast, and a whole lot of candi sugar. Flavor even more dominated by the sugars. A bit cloying. You get the idea, too much sugar.