mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. nice brown pour with a thin cream head. nice nose of alcohol, spicy malts and chocolate. nice on the palate with the same flavor as the nose.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a hazy brown with and off-white head. Aroma of flowers, plums, honey and a bit of orange peel. Taste is herbal with dark fruits. Creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation.
Bontus (605) - Flanders, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ De Karper, Gent. (Kelderrest @ €1, thanks!)
Pours brown, hazy, a minimal head
Bread, roasty, basement aromas, alcohol aroma’s.
A very tasty dubbel!
skortila (4309) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Aroma has caramel malts, some dark fruits/raisin. Hazy, brown coloured with a medium, off-white head. Taste is sweet, has raisin, caramel malts/sugar. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[1334-20080508] 330mL bottle. Sweet bourbon whiskey alcohol aroma. Hazy, dark amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Sweet slightly boozy malt flavour has a hint of raisin and a woody finish. Medium-full body is a bit boozy. Interesting in a pleasant way, well-blended.
(w/ jerc, manuchampions)
Overheard: "... baby brother to a Rochefort or Quad."
BoBoChamp (5011) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, hazy, good head, nice brew, more balanced than the Blonde
scotty (1027) - SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Ronnie beer. Slightly hazy, minimal head. Nice nose of crystal malt and sultanas, fairly full in body, with a remarkably clean palate, a bit on the sweet side, but I expected that. Cant say there’s much more to it, it’s not a bad brew, but it’s not a classic in my book. I’d certainly have it again, but as it’s an R.B. that’s gonna be unlikely!
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008-05-08. Brown body with a modest beige head (3+). Sweet aroma of caramel or brown sugar soaked malt, dark fruit. Sweet flavour with lots of the dark fruit hinted at in the aroma. Sweet sugary undertones. Average plus palate. (3+) Pleasant and quite drinkable, but does not distinguish itself a whole lot from many other similar Belgian brews. Bottle courtesy of trade with Boutip
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, BB 03/09. Poured rather clear reddish-copper with a well-formed cap of yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up dusty banana and peppery yeast paired with sweet toffee, caramel, and a hint of chocolate.. soft impression that was entirely pleasant. The flavor was more geared toward the caramel, with dry toffee, floral notes, and herbs joining the uber-dry, dusty finish.. nice balance in here. Dry and medium-bodied on the palate, with OK balance.. a touch of sourness right at the end. Solid stuff.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A sweet and musty dubbel that takes drinkability seriously.
Efficient palate: engaging carbonation, medium-bodied, still quite drinkable. Managed to feel complex enough despite its low ABV. Pleasant spicy yeastiness (anise, pepper). Adequately fruity, berry-like yet with a fair powdery chocolate impression. Its complexity remains in subtlety.
The acetaldehyde from the aroma. No shining feature - a bit shy all throughout and finishing quickly.