Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very hoppy for a dubbel but still retaining the sugary and fruit notes.. quite nice and long aftertaste of all of these things
oh6gdx (18575) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Copperish amber colour with mediumsized beige head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is caramelly malts with some slight smoked snotes. Flavour is acidic fruits, slightly roasted malts and some toffeeish hints. A bit watery and not too interesting.
sayravai (4654) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottled) Quite clear, dark ruby with a largeish, slightly tanned and lacy, quite tight head. Slightly sweet, roasty-caramely-malty aroma. Slightly ashy, acidic-malty, lightly roasty flavor with some saltiness and hints of licorice. No yeast here, either. Medium-bodied, foamy, slightly thin and acidic palate. Slightly better and tastier than the blonde, but nothing to write home about.
Jerre (2226) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Brown color, with a off-white head. Aroma spicy, malty and caramel. Medium bodied. Taste = roasted malts with a light bitter dry finish.
DruncanVeasey (6112) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Does big JW’s generosity know no bounds? Aromas of Marstons’s, candlewax, pears, cinnamon, blackcurrant, barrel, nosebleed. Misty ruby with a halo of beige. Watery and tinny at 7%, but redeemed by an odd and sourish note of cidery earthiness. More interesting than it intends to be.
BelgianBeerGal (2605) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cL bottle. Agree with other raters that this is my least favorite of the Florival family. Fairly weak flavor, aroma, and watery mouthfeel. Decent but below Belgian standards.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a slightly hazy copper with a massive tan head. Rich, spicy aroma... perhaps some peanut and rummy notes. Flavour is a little weak and tinny, I had otherwise been quite impressed by the florivals I’d tried so far... but this one only had some weak rotten apple staleness and toffee to note. The finish was over before it started.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber and tall head. It has the fruity aroma of a tripel, but clear looks like a dubbel. Flavor is sweet fruit and light malt with a dry, salthy finish. Good palate. Why is this rated so low?
SHIG (3044) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown with light brownm head. Smell was a bit sour sorta aprocote. Tasted bitter from start to finish with lots of alcohol burn and malt.
Bart (2915) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red brown colour, huge brown head. Strong malty aroma, sweet fruits, caramel, peach and ananas? Full body, creamy. Finish is dry bitter, just a little flat near the end. Finish could be more expressive, good beet otherwise.