wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2004 Pours very cloudy ruby with a moderate head. Very strong lace. Aroma is very malty withapticots and a little smoke. Flavor is similar. Fruity without too much sweetness. Slightly bitter finish with a dry aftertaste. The alcohol is not very noticable in the flavor, but you can feel it later. Thinner than the blue. Lots of carbonation. A very nice mild Belgian dubbel.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy copper with only a small head. Mild fruity aroma. Fruity malt taste--I noticed apricots primarily. Well carbonated.
Tessic (842) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy, nice natural carbonation. Slight winey flavour/fruity taste. Lots of flavour. Strong yeasty flavour. Nice ale.
egajdzis (5335) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a copper color with a small off white head. The color was not was I was used to seeing in a dubbel, and it didn't include any lacing. Aroma of citrus, with some dark fruits as well. Taste was filled with grapes, plums, and some citrus and spice as well. Overall, I was expecting alittle more out of this after the bleu being my first Chimay, and I loved that.
DYCSoccer17 (3319) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy and murky brown-tanish color with a robust white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is very fragrant--bananas, spices, yeast, citrus. Start is sweet with some citrus/banana taste turning into a smoky/rose flavor, finally ending in just a mild bitterness. A very well-balanaced beer. I prefer this over the white.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper color, with a large frothy off white head. Very attractive aroma, malty with nice fruitiness. Good amount of carbonation, kind of a spicy fruit flavor, very nice bitter ending. A wonderful beer, many thanks to my brother for sharing this beer with me.
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
malt and dried apricots on the nose, beautiful dark copper colour with very high carbonation, light spicy alcohol taste, malt flavour is like a mild dark chocolate, dried fruits especially banana, light bitterness that compliments the beer nicely.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is some wicked shit very strong to the taste this looks almost ruby red and is very tart in my mind but at the same time is very smooth
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red in color. Very fruity. The cork popped off and hit the ceiling. Really carbonated. Very fruity. Well balanced and pleasant. Very drinkable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice ceiling popper. Deep orange brown with a light tan head. Fruity metallic nose. Smooth malt flavor with citrus and fruity notes throughout. Very drinkable and well balanced.