lamas (1527) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2005 Bottle. Best before date: 03/06/05. Pours a hazy brown with SUPER-thick fluffy tan head. Lots of effervescence. Aroma is malty, woody, fruity and yeasty. There is even a hint of chocolate present toward the bottom of the glass. Taste is at first a little overwhelmed by the high level of carbonation. Very balanced and full. Malty and tangy with a touch of chocolate and roastiness at the end. Excellent.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasted fruity aroma and texture, malted sweetness and bitterness balanced. In a blind taste test I would have guessed a holiday ale.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid brown in color with a super rocky head. Slightly spicy aroma with yeast and raisen. A bit tart in flavor with some chocolate and toasted malt.
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredible head, huge, frothy, lasting. Darkbrown beer. Malty brew, raisins all over the place. Aftertaste develops into a very nice sourness. Excellent brew.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle: Nice off white fluffy head melts back into a dark ruby colour. Rich malty taste. Well roasted with hints of raisins, and dark chocolate. Aroma is of the same. alhochol is well hidden. This is definately a well rounded abbey dubbel. I didn’t taste much sourness nor bitterness. I bought this as a single and might go in for the entire 4-pack.
IndianaRed (3430) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle was a gusher. Huge off white head all over the place. Very thick and lasting. Aromas are soft mild woody notes, yeast, with some of that Belgian spice and complexity.Flavors are similar with a little more alcohol taste and more of that warming Belgian flavor. Soft and smoth feel. Slight bitter aftertaste. Quite nice.
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Commercial deScription is right on, add a touch of sourness. Very enjoyable.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft: Overcarbed brown with an overflowing tan head. Mild caramel nutty aroma. Alcohol shows a little in flavour, mostly just sweet caramel and brown sugar. Medium bodied. Drinkable but nothing special
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JAN 3, 2005
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Yeah, sure this brew looked nice, but sheesh! You can’t smell anything and the flavor is extremely sour. Perhaps I got a bad batch, but this stuff was pretty gross. I left 3/4 of a bottle just sitting out open and no one would touch the stuff. It is complex with nuttiness and wheatiness, but the sour taste overcomes this brew and brings it to a crashing end.
TBone (15528) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 33cl (BB 09/2006)
Dark ruby color with a big off-white head. Aroma has malts, leather and fruityness: grapefruit and cherry. Medium-bodied with smooth carbonation. Dry palate with licorice and portwineous finish with some sweetness. Excellent balanced brew.