JMerritt (1793) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown with a tinge of red. Head is white, thick, and fully lasting. Fruity aroma (red grapes) which makes for a very wine-like experience, underlined with malt. Very sweet flavor; raisins and sun-dried fruit pop into my mind. Each sip seems fuller and more complex than the last. Tops, and I bet it would be even better after a little aging. Thanks to iguanatom for such a splendid beer!
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An amazing brown ale. Malty, yeasty, rich fruit hints on the nose and the tongue. I would rate it higher but each bottle seems different from the one before, some are hoppier than others. A must have!
iguanatom (24) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2003 fruity aromas, with a subtile look of what's to come. This stuff is good! I don't usually go for fruity beer, but this one ROCKS!
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown/red. Large head. Very malty nose with raisins and plums. Palate is filled with port flavors, raisins and dates. A very good Dubbel.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity Malty nice yest flavor and citrusy higly corbination a few flavours swirling around through out drink
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This had a lot of citrus and astringent flavors mixed in with the somewhat fruity malt - reminded me of a carbonated wine in a way. Finish was dry but had some sourness to it. Deep ruby brown with off white head and nice lacing.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really liked this beer. My first observation was the sweet, fuity, almost wine like nose. Then when I poured it the dark thick sponge like head, and lastly the sweet, smooth, fruity, with a hint of choclate flavor. Definintly the best beer I've so far this year.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brown ale has amber glints and a thick, foamy white head. The nose is citrusy (lemons) with blood/copper and underripe strawberry notes. The palate is very bubbly, almost too much so with a slightly astringent lemony characteristic and very little malt. The finish is lgithly astringent, coppery and mildly spicy.
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught, Don Quiotte, Bruges. I loved this beer, a nice deep brown with a chunky white head. Fruity in character with malt and hops both evident. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A superb ale from a great brewer. Lots of carbonation, and full bodied. Great aroma. Enjoyed very much.