ABUSEDGOAT (2564) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2006 Pours a brown body with a nice head. Fruity aroma with raisins, other fruits and also some sugary caramel. Good stuff.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank this one head to head with Cdonk pale. I like this one a bit better. Pours amber/red color, lively carbonation. Large lasting head, it is dense and thick. Aroma i citrus like lemon, also some spices no doubt from yeast. Flavor is mild citrus and slight chocolate. Mouthfeel is silky smooth with a nice thick body. Alcohol concentration is not noticeable. Well done easy drinking abbey. I wouldn’t mind a bit richer flavor though. Thick sheets of lace.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brown pour. Big bubbly and creamy off white head. Sweet malt, fruit, sugar, yeast aroma. Medium/full body. Malt, dried fruit, sugar, yeast flavor. Semi-bitter aftertastewith touches of chocolate. Very good.
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled. Properly poured at 42deg.F into a crystal tulip glass, an instant burst of meringue like cap stacks out of the glass.
This cap lasts the drink giving true "Belgian lace" on the glass sides. Deep chestnut brown in color. Nose is of dried fruits, cloves/spice and musty honey. Taste is a departure from the sweet aroma this ale...this Pater ale is quite dry and warming with ample malt body and a slick mouth feel....taste is accented by impressions of pears, green apple and red grape skins, spicey yeast notes in the finish. This is a warming but dry, verging on tart, dubble...very nice.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown color, cloudy with a tan head. Soft in many ways, soft aroma, soft flavors, soft mouthfeel. Malty, yeasty, with some elements of darker fruit. Light chocolate as well with a touch of brown sugar. Soft and creamy mouthfeel, slightly airy. Like drinking a pillow. Very nice.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-tinged herbal hops, biscuity malts and mild brown sugar in the aroma. Opaque brown coloured body is topped by decent, large-bubbled, tan head that recedes to cover. Flavour includes pears, apricot, chocolate, floral/herbal/grassy hops and a touch of acidity to balance the general brown sugary sweetness.Medium body is somewhat airy with aggressive carbonation that prickles strongly on the tongue and sides of the mouth. Bottle (Bieropholie - Jul. 2004) sampled at the Voyager par des Papilles group tasting Feb-05.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wickedly sharp, yeasty nose. Really really nice. This is not let down by the flavour, which has hints of fruitmince and spice. The alcohol comes through a bit in the end (like its blonde stablemate), but in a very well balanced way. A good one.
pivo (2660) - GERMANY - FEB 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, Dortmunder! Syrup nose - lighter than I expected or wanted overall. Dark shimmering clear brown color and a tall fluffy head. Yeasty unfiltered malt body with a touch of toffee and raisins. Toasted grains leave a dry spicy deposit on the lips at the end. Full body. Rather simple, really, but certainly enjoyable.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Dark red/brown colour, nice big, frothy head. Caramelly, malty aroma, a little vineous. Caramalty taste, some spiciness, some alcohol. Maybe a little white chocolate towards the end. Actually, I was a little disappointed, but still a decent brew.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, cloudy colored. Nice beige lasting head. Mild yeast, spices and some vinous tones in aroma. Flavor starts with sweetly safty, vinous tones, ends with yeasty and mildly carbonated mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied. Mild alcohol and some dryness come up in the end.