baraciisch (1268) - USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated from beer log during 2009 Belgium trip... Caramel to orange in color... Brown sugar aroma, slightly yeasty, sweet malts dominate the flavor, notes of alcohol... Not particularly bitter on finish ... Pretty solid beer
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Russo (1469) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish brown color with a nice off-white head. Aroma is complex, brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits, vinous and alcohol notes. Flavor is like the aroma, complex as well but not much alcohol perception. Medium body and carbonation, sweet finish, very good surprise!
fkoolen (69) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a beautifully dark amber/red wine-ish colour with a creamy beige head. Nose isn’t too appealing with a strange sour tone that overrules the other, typical abbey double, smells: spices, caramel, coffee and some dried fruits (plums, raisins, maybe some cherries). Taste gets this sourness too and this puts me off, despite the pleasant taste of spices, caramel, sugarcane, dried fruits, alcohol and a nice hoppy bitterness. Relatively high carbonation and medium body. Not too balanced and therefore not one of my favorites, but despite the high alcohol grade nicely drinkable.
rfranssens (29) - Hulst, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love the bottle, pours a nice dark bown beer + good head of lobby foam. Taste´s of cherry, caramel, stroop, Good balance, not too sweet. Nice warming beer.
hayseo (19) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Holy Grale, Louisville KY. Short description: wine like. My normal beer is a IPA but this caught me in the right mood. I loved it. It pours dark ruby. the head is beige and small. The aroma is malty. The taste is sweet and malty,a little sour, just light. Not too fruity like most Belgian’s
freretoc (171) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Je crois qu’avec cette brasserie je suis pas objectifs, cette bière frise la perfection, une mousse magnifique, délicate en bouche avec un goût de banane de poivre. Ca tue sa race !!!!!
fitwitchik (100) - USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled September 2012 poured into snifter.
Amber rust color with a light cream head which dissipated slowly when poured vigorously.
Scent of dark fruit/cherry with a little boozy malt.
Taste is cherry raisin current caramel.
Highly carbonated to the tongue. Nice finish of alcohol yet drier than most strong ale which makes this all the more enjoyable.
Overall like this strong ale a lot. Not too sweet & excellent blend of flavor.
Lukaduke (1479) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rusty ruby brown with two fingers of gaseous khaki foam. The nose is roasted caramel, ripe fruit and some esters and spice. The palate follows with a complex array of dark fruits plum, cherry, raisin along with a tangy tartness and round caramelized sugars. Dry bubbly finish !
markextrae (433) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared a bottle some time ago, pours with a hazy amber colour with a huge white head. a lot of dark fruits in the aroma. you can also notice some plums. slight bitter and sweet aswell. a bit boozy like almost all the dolle beers. great mouthfeel
monk191 (607) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good fruit beer. Pours a muddy amber color. Smells like green apples. Taste has a lot of strawberries, and some more green apple. Not too sweet, and not too sour. Had in the bottle.
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