tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was best from a tulip glass. A classic Belgian with good beige-ish head, nice aroma and wonderful, somewhat raisiny taste.
lipskin (38) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice off-white head. Raisins and yeast in the aroma. Nice flavor.. raisins, figs, nuts. Not too sweet and the alcohol isn't overpowering.
ClarkVV (3902) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2003 Appearance is reddish brown with a good amount of off white head. Has some shimmering cloudiness.
Smells like sweet alcohol and figs, maybe some brown sugar in there and the yeast mixes in to the aroma, drying it out somewhat.
Taste is surprisingly dry yet has some rich undertones. Like dry maple syrup, and molasses, even some woodiness in here. Perhaps a bit too dry. There is some big alcohol-fig/raisin taste towards the begining/middle, and the body is medium. Dosent thin out as much as leffe brun, so that was nice, though I find myself wanting just a touch more sweet malt. This beer is very delicately balanced and must be served at the right temperature (60-62 degreeish), to fully appreciate the complexity. This is very different from chimay red, and it is pleasant to try something different.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin offwhite head on a reddish/brown body. A thin head remained throughout. Has an aroma of raisins and a little nutty. Pretty nice stuff.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Raisins, with a good strong smell. Well balanced and appropriate body. Not too sweet. Lacing hangs on glass all day.
egajdzis (5459) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured with an OK head that quickly diminshed and left no lacing. It had a fruity aroma. It had a flavor of sour grapes, very good!
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like raisins, very aromatic, perfume like. Flavor is sweet and slightly sour. No bitterness. Heavy, wet mouthfeel. Smooth, with alcohol barely noticable. Pretty good stuff.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beers pours (in corsendonk glass) a large, frothy head. Color of beer is dark brown, but can easily be seen through when held up to light. Aroma is of plum, raisin, molasses, and chocolate. Head is off-white to medium caramel colored, and soft in texture formed by very small bubbles. Head rises slowly like the back end of the Titanic, spilling over onto the wood desk - damn it!! Will it ever stop?!?! Alright, head is scooped out with a metal spoon and discarded (is that bad?). Feels good in the mouth, very smooth, but not dry. Easily drinkable, somewhat sweet - the alcohol is very well hidden, not even noticable. Excellent beer - will definitely drink again (and again). Digital room temperature reading is 71 degrees. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit, then.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good overall, complex flavor with some hints of a traditional brown ale flavor. Very smooth.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with a nice head. You can taste the added zip although the alcohol is hidden nicely. Smooth aftertaste left me wanting another.