GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another high-class Abbey Dubbel beer. A beautifully creamy head and brownish body. Ummm
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 Hazy amber-brown color, thick foamy head that eventually settles down. Yeasty aroma, lightly spiced taste. I expected a little more out of this, but it was still quite good.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick in the head, it eventually sinks down into a thin layer of rich whipped cream on top of a glowing dark amber pool. The aroma is difficult to find, just a hint of earthy vanilla. This beer has a very finely balanced roller coaster ride of spiceyness and sweetness that strikes you in waves. Big bitey nutmeg and cinnamon in the beginning, sweet doughy bread in the the middle, and a subdued acidic finish with a touch of hop bitternesss. Well executed, well balanced, well done. Be well.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark rusty brown with a voluptuous creamy head. Sweet caramel, bready, Belgian yeast aroma. Body has light carbonation, good malt balance, and a dry woody profile. Palate is silk spinkled with candi sugar. This beer is done well.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma.Head is thick with lacing all down the side of the glass.Flavors of plum,bannana and caramel are noticed. Nice yeasty finish. Another good chimay.
TipsyMcStager (1135) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromatic sweetness, hops, and a whif of pine. Pours a very dark brown, cloudy, lacing is quite nice. Mouthfeel is enjoyable, complex and robust. A balanced beer; alcohol is well hidden, fruity flavours come through, hops are present but not overpowering. A quality beer. Love that stubby inspired bottle.
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was amber/red with a small head. It was a medium body, malty, lightly hopped. This was a nice dessert beer.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromatic spicy nose with a hint of plum, sugar and caramel. In a glass the ale was a rich ruby brown color. The head was thick and light beige and left lacing all down the side. The taste was richly malty and fruity with a touch of sweetness. The relatively high alcohol content ( 7%) was well hidden. Over all a delicious ale.
Frank (2394) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly quickly diminishing head for what I consider to be a premium quality (or at least price) dubbel. A mix of large and small bubbles which is indicative of low quality (with apologies to Trappist Ales Rule). Mild aroma with some slight estery yeast notes. Hazy reddish brown. Very sweet. Some candi sugar, bananas, and maybe some plumb. A sharp bite from the carbonation. Definitely a solid Belgian though not the best. Not as complex as I like to see in a dubbel but, in my opinion, superior to the Bleu.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
rather new to belgium styles... not a bad beer but definitely something i would buy too much of