JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown pour. The nose is a bit sweet and toasty with an odd sweet maltiness. Not really spicy but there is an earthy toastiness. Lingering sweetness but also a touch of astringency.
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from 11.2oz bottle, this is the De Graal version. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a thick and long-lasting white head. Nose of orange peel, some spices, and light candy malt. Flavors are candy malt, spices, orange, and an enjoyable hops bitterness. The body, carbonation, and finish are all medium. This beer is very well balanced and enjoyable.
nuplastikk (5612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Maxs. Chestnut amber-brown color. Nice and creamy, thick head. Doughy sweet brown malt aroma. Very yeasty, thick and smooth. Great mouthfeel, very pleasant to drink. Reminiscent of a good English Nut Brown, but Belgified. Great.
jtclockwork (13273) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light bodied brown ale with off-white head. Caramel chocolate nose. Taste is light chocolate malt.
beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a moderate-large tan head that lasted through the first third of the glass and left partial lace. There are a few light colored floaties collected near the bottom of the glass. Pleasant aroma of malt with some light sour notes in the nose. Just a hint of lemon present as well. There is no sign of the the sourness or lemon in the flavor, which is straightforward malt and caramel with some caramel slickness. Hardly any bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown coloured beer with some little carbonation and a short off-white head. Light yeasty malty aroma with a short roasted hint. Medium to full sweet palate. Finish is sweet bitter light roasted malty touched. Medium abbey ale.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Toasted almond, browned butter, a touch of sugar, maybe even peat, with some radish notes. Quite vegetal in flavor, mild white sugar, pale malt, kind of cooked. Very disappointing.
bierkoning (11943) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Butter, malt and toffee in the aroma. Malty sweet, caramelly flavor. Low on carbon. Hints of licorice. Almost full bodied. Laurel. Pleasant brew.
Skinnyviking (8555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head leaving nice long lacings. Hazy dark brown body. Cocoa caramel hops aroma. Heavily carbonated malty caramel flavor with a good hops bitterness. Long bittersweet aftertaste.
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Conditioned, 330ml from Hopduvel Warehouse, Ghent. Chestnut with big white head. A little more subtle than many Dubbels, there is a smoothly sweet darker roast malt with a pleasant fruitiness and just a hint of spiciness, some light hops and just a vague presence of alcohol. Some caramelisation of the sugars giving a toffee note. Likeable.