TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a thick foamy tan head. Initial aroma of raisin, sweet malt, and toffee. Not nearly as fruity as I remembered. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly sticky with foamy carbonation that stings a bit more than a typical Belgian, perhaps it’s just the fresh alcohol. Enjoyable, but not terribly impressed considering my impression of previous bottles. It has been at least a year since my last bottle of Blue, and while I remember it being considerably more tasty, I think it is more likely that my perception of taste has evolved.
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky red-brown with a fizzy off-white head. Smells of honey and fresh air, with a little peasant bread for good measure. Nice palate with enough weight off-set by the slightest effervescense. It pleases the tongue with nites of rosebuds, raisins, port, and honesty. Not a strong bite, but warms in the end. Love this stuff. Say a prayer for the monks when you drink it and may god bless their charitable works.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz bottle. Dense chocolate brown with a finger’s worth of smooth bone head. Barely laced. Yeast; raisins and currants wafting in. Begins with Madeira alcohol; other flavors develop later. Medium, creamy with some carb tingle that melts away leaving molasses, tobacco and mocha.
MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 An amazing Belgian beer considered how mass produced it is. With it’s wide availability I often have one of these with me no matter where i’m at. Not quite as deep as some other belgians but very tasty! Yeasty and musky flavors come through in a nice way. Good dark fruity flavors are present. To me it also has a little bit of a chocolate milk, or maybe a cocoa flavor in there, too. Massive rocky head that you would expect from a belgian. Lacing is beautiful - like a well woven spider-web down my entire glass. I always buy this one thinking that I only need one because of it’s ABV, but always wish I would have bought two. Drink it warm-ish like you would most Belgians of this style, but don’t let it get too warm, the alcohol becomes more present in both the nose and the flavor.
dreg2003 (7) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simplly put, this is one of the best beers I have ever sipped. Right from the start the aroma of the beer was nearly a breath of freash air, infused with citrus and hops. Its finsish was very smooth yet had a subtle punch. I defintly suggest this beer to anybody who can find it.
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Strong, quite strong. It was fantastic, but deffinately has a strong alcoholic taste. Even with that I enjoyed it a great deal.
golemjk (5) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great looking beer. If you are looking for a beer that you can just sit down and throw back than leave this beer alone. It is a beer to savour and enjoy. I loved it. The only thing I don’t like is the strong alcohol taste it leaves on your palate. This is easily forgotten though because the beer is a masterpiece that will never let you down.
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Fantastic brown color with a modest head that dissipated while drinking. Lacing lasted throughout and the sediments were visible with each tilt of the glass. Slight citrus and plum flavoring and yeasty odor with a decent amount of sugar. A nice beer. (Re-rated in Aug’05 and Oct ’05, with an upward bump on the latter. Steady rating and experience in 8/07, nice spice and dark fruit interplay, rich, enjoyable.) Re-rate in 7/08: Lots of nice flavors still going on, dark plumby fruits the feature, but there was a corn aspect that was noticeable and distracting. I will not knock the rating yet, but if I get that flavor again, this thing is getting knocked down.
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2007 Øl fået til Ølentusiasternes festival 2006.
Bedømmelsen kan derfor være skæv pga. mængden.
+ Fået hos søster
+ Fået til julefrokost
+ fået hjemme
Rød-brun øl som er ufiltreret.
Smagen er typisk kloster-øl, dog ikke så tung, som forventet.
Alcohollen er tydelig, og der er en bitter fornemmelse efterfølgende
jake65 (3373) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper, brown pour with a frothy head. Nice smooth maltiness with floral tones, caramels and citrus tones as well. Delightfully easy to drink.