blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 6, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brownish red with very light tan, moderately rocky head that is short lasting. Some alcohol in the nose with fruit aroma. Medium maltiness with solid carmel notes. Tried a bottle of this in Belgian last year- vintage 1991 which was much more complex (due to good aging). Great beer!
mabjork (692) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Brown in colour. Minor white head. It has a fryuity aroma with an alcoholic scent. The fllavour is fruity and yeasty with a sweet taste. Great!
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 Strong, complex, but not overwhelming. Just an overall great ale that fits in on almost any occasion. Beautiful pout, nice aroma of light fruit and fresh malts. A pleasure to sip!
tulsajeep (12) - USA - JUL 30, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 Great beer - absolutely perfect with a good cigar (Fuente Hemingway Best Sellers!). Kick back with those two and life is good!
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, moderate white head. Nose is bananas, yeast, maybe some malts, and an overall sourness. Flavor is much of the same, with a carbonated mouthfeel.
Deldoddadinho (4) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A trappist beer. Dark nice taste of dark choclate.
It dossen’t fell like it’s 9%, one hellluva nice beer from Belgium.
It’s easy to get but its nice
Mike191 (9) - Grapevine, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2006 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an excellent experience but I felt the alcohol overtones to great to place it in the top choices. I admit to a preference to the dubbel, I think this is a great beer to educate the pallet.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown coloured with a foamy off white head. Nice dark fruity caramel malty aroma with clear alcoholic-yeasty touches. Full body, little sweeter. Finish is sweet caramel like with an alcoholic touch. This is a top beer.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What can I say that hasn’t been said 1273 times before me? Oh well. Pours a dark brown with a thick white head. The line separating the liquid from the head is indistinct due to the continual release of carbonation. First time I’ve seen that in a beer. Kind of cool. Aroma is of slightly sour bread. In the mouth it starts off sweet with hints of fruit and malt. Finishes with a touch of bitterness and a punch of alcohol. Better than I was expecting given that I’m usually not a fan of Belgian Ales.
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Slight fruit and alcohol aroma. Hint of alcohol up front that gives way to caramel, malt and a mild fruit flavor. Easy to drink. Nice beer. A