Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very, very spicey. Re-rate: Very sparkling and prickly on the tonque.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit light for such a strong ale. Very nice head, like the Agnus a bit fizzy.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet, sugary. Aroma comes through as nice fruit, which also comes through vaguley on the palate. I just want more flavor from this one. It has potential.
Bronstein (175) - Göttingen, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet and strongly sparkling dark ale from Belgium. Tastes very lite for a strong ale. Fruity flavours of many fruits. Definetely not my taste. Give me grapefruit soda instead!
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing special here. Nice reddish brown cloudy color. Fluffy head that didn’t seem to last. No lace at all. Body was thin. Flavor was good, sweet and sour throughout. Fruit at the end. Love the bottle though!!
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost red or burgandy in color as I hold it up to the light. Very soft, creamy and balanced head. Very sparkly and fizzy in my mouth. Also very fruity finish.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lactic aroma. Brown color, light brown head, fair lace. Sweet and sour, orange, bit thin. Short finish. You can drink it and won’t regret it. But I wouldn’t buy it again.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer. It’s interesting to find an Abbey "brown ale;" I tend to associate brown ales with thick chocolatey/espresso malt and a fair amount of hops, but this is...well...
very Belgian. Beautiful mahogony beneath a large head - smells of dates and plum. Full malt infused with currant and port. Kind of dusty and nice and mellow.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A superior beer that I would like to get to know better. Tasted at Chris & Jack’s Belgian Bar in Namur, Wisconsin, which is the place to stop for Belgians when you’re driving from Green Bay to Door County.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It is a little fruity and wine-like for me, but it isn;t bad. I don’t think i would recognize it as a brown ale by taste.