mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep near-black amber with a full head of big bubbles & lacing. Aroma is of apples, iron, antiseptic. Taste is pleasant if completely taken out of context. Green apple, light caramel, lots of alcohol. Tastes like a more interesting "cooler" than normally available, or a mass-produced dark apple cider. Nothing remotely resembling a dubbel, but Iím willing to forgive that. Lots of carbonation, and reasonably full-bodied. Again, completely out-of-context, this is a drinkable beverage, but not an abbey dubbel as I know it.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Body is very dark brown with a healthy size tan head. Aroma of sour candy, granny smith apples and sterlization or rubbing alcohol. Flavour is apple as well with lots of alcohol but not a burning amount. Thinner, likely because of the lack of barley or wheat.
Palidor19 (3136) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I like the aroma and look, but the just seems to miss its mark. while it its got a very strong flavor of cola, their is a bit of a tangy sensation that doesnít work 100% with me. but this is a decent alternative.
nick76 (4363) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is light and sweet with something that approaches malt and yeast as well as cola. The appearance is dark brown with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma and seems to be slightly toasty but not much. The palate is thin. As alternative beers go this one is drinkable but not good by any other standard.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
BB4 16/09/09. Interesting not just because it is gluten free but more because it ambitiously attempts a harder style. Porous light brown head on dark brown beer. Dusty off licorice aroma. Fizzy mouth feel. A bit soda-pop like. Some sweet caramel and light chocolate flavours. Still comes across like a pop rather than a beer. Donít notice any alcohol. Drinkable.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The aroma was apples and raisins and a sweet underlying nature of caramel. A very light spice was present as was a skinch of chocolate. The beer poured into the glass hazy brown with a moussy tall tan head which laced the glass. The flavor was apple with chocolate and a light bit of spice. Caramel was present and the entire flavor was a bit of a muted mess. Apple and cider most notable with raisins and caramel. The finish was dry with lasting saccharine flavor and apple into the aftertaste. The body was medium-light with a moderate level of carbonation and a watery texture on the palate. A disappointment. 16.9 ounce bottle.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Slightly hazy, dark amber golden with a small, beige head. Odd herbal and medicinal aroma - perhaps a little cough syrup. Medium-bodied with sweetish, roasted malt and notes of dried fruits. No bitterness. 120108
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 330 ml bottle. Dark brown/reddish color. Very nice tan head. Aroma is dried fruits, almost red wine (maybe itīs alcohol). Flavor is sweet malt, sweetness from sugar, but also citric/fruity and some sourness. Reminds me of red wine. Sweet finish with moderate bitterness. I will try this with some food.
Ungstrup (33397) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a medium tan head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and alcohol, as well as a touch of spices, leading to a dry bitter finish.
KimJohansen (10409) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle @ Papsoe] Hazy brown with tiny head. Sweet aroma with caramel and ripe fruits. Sweet malty flavor with fruits and toffee. Somewhat watery.