UnsofistaCat (240) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 Southern sweet tea appearance, Thick but light and frizzy head. Nose of moldy cheese, apple and wine. Taste as same as the nose, with a nice finish. Very unique taste that only a good Belgian can offer.
Rerate: Amazing. . I love how creamy and vanilla it gets as it warms, but still retains an oaky, fruity slightly bitter side.
12/12/08 Rerate Pretty damn close to my favorite beer on plant Earth.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5515) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 I vacillate between this one and the blue as to which is my favorite from this brewer. Too pricey for me to have very often but it makes a nice change of pace. +++ Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this brew poured a murky brown color with a faint reddish tinge and a huge creamy beige head that lingers and leaves a bit of lacing. There is a tart, sweet fruity hop aroma with light sourdough bread undertone, a touch of mustiness and hints of cherry, raisin and toasted caramel. The flavor was tart, bitter and had light touches of fruity and floral hops, cherry, sugar, caramel, nut and a faint musty undertone. The finish was long, sour, tart , fruity and somewhat astringent with some noticeable alcohol. Fairly full bodied. Very well done.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance:Amber with small head...
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2005 Nice abbey ale, but nothing compared to westvleteren8 (i’ve had that one in a place in my hometown). nice hopbitter and alcohol taste. good balance.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dirty and astringent nose. Nice color with big carbonation. Dried dark fruit notes are very well hidden.Starchy mouthfeelwith an acidic finish.
osmg95 (44) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoy how this beer feels on the palate....very light a bit oily. I feel the flavor is complete and nothing extra, nothing missing. It’s balanced well. The apricot flavor is most predominate and not overwhelming.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The predominating maltiness of this beer demonstrates itself mainly in the many dried fruit aromas and flavors...figs, currants, apricots, maybe caramel too...plus a definite alcohol presence. Nicely done.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A very dark pour with a foamy white head. A very strong aroma typical of dubbles. Very nice blanaced flavor. Nice hint of spice and slight woody flavor.
IndianaRed (2865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a hazy brownish red witha nice modest faomy off white head. Aroma is mainly the musty belgian slant with some light pitted fruit. Soft woody flavor with that dusty musty flavor. Not much of the belgian spice but sublte and easy. Nice.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap, nyc. Nice dark red, malty aroma. Sweet malty flavor. Nice rose pedal palate. the Blue is better- but this is a hell of a beer. It has more kick.