haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - OCT 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muy buena cerveza de abadia belga. Tostada y de agradable sabor. Con bastante alcohol (7,5%)
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown color. taste of plum. very smooth and tasty. as the brew warmed it tasted a lot like red wine, obviously with less alcohol though. in addition to that you notice the raisins and chocolate and smokiness noted in the commercial description.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Brown Coloring. Aroma and Taste of Apple...Like Homemade Dry Apple Cider... Some Malt and Spice.. Overall Very Different but Enjoyable!!
badgerben (4598) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with a big head. Interesting aroma... almost apple-ish? Tasting... hot damn, it is apple! In a dubbel! Coupled up with slight malt and spice character, this is a winning beer!
alecat (1) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2004 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
amazing head that stood an inch outside the glass. "Notes of raisin" were a little too much for my taste but i loved the chocolate aftertaste. I would like to try aging this one.
labattfreak (58) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I first heard about this beer when I was reading "Get Fuzzy" when Rob Wilco was balancing one on his stomach while drunk. I wondered if it is real. Lo and behold, it is! So I found some, and I was amazed!!! It tastes so much like the sparkling grape juice I drank as a kid, only better! The creamy head, the pretty color, and the sweet taste...this beer is awesome! I want to try the pale ale!
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle: Just as I removed the metallic protection piece on top of the cork and went to get a glass, the cork popped out and beer started to poured from the bottle – this is already an exciting beer. Quickly poured a glass of dark and hazy brown beer with huge foamy head with excellent retention. Aroma is mostly comprised of spices with some subtle notes of malt and yeast. Taste is more spicy then what I’m used for an Abbey Dubbel but I still very much enjoyed that one, I would have appreciated a bit more roastiness though. Carbonation is perfect and body is above average.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby colour with a solid head. Aroma has lots of fruit. Flavor is sweet with a bitter finish.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity/grapy aroma, dark red/amber in colour with nice thick head. Citrus apple taste.
jtw (1139) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep brown ale, lots of beige head that fizzes away quickly. awesome aroma of candy and brown sugar, some yeast and spice, some cider notes. flavor hints at raisin and chocolate, some alcohol. really enjoyable beer!