ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep hazy copper color. Creamy head with thick lace. Taste is of apple/cherry juice and a tart finish. It does have a brandy like finish.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had a Grimbergen Blonde last week back home in WI, and enjoyed it for a number of reasons, including the fact that it was on-special for $3! The double was not so cheap, but was pleasantly surprising.
The beer was served far too cold and in a strange glass choice (a pint glass, which may have come from a fridge) when I tried it at The Bulldog in New Orleans. Still, you could tell it had a bright copper color and abundant head. Due to its 33 degree serving temperature (which while sub-optimal for reviewing, was kind of nice given how hot and humid it was outside), I got very little aroma off of this beer. Flavor was quite nice though; with a substantial malty backbone (substantial without being cereal-y) complemented by a lot of fruit notes that were cherry and raisin-like. Mouthfeel was unremarkable, but what I’d expect from the style.
Pretty good. I’d recommend.
I had this on-draft at The Bulldog in New Orleans.
MedicMike (1) - Oakville, Connecticut, USA - APR 3, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, citrus, earthy, raisin, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty desent sweet abby dubbel! Not to much of a smell but the taste is pretty good with hints of chocolate and fruit. Good belgian!
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours a reddish brown with a big tan head that quickly departs. Sour cherry/cough syrup aroma that is not very appealing. Sugary, cherry, toffee flavor. Had better.
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vörösesbarna színű és igen látványos kemény habbal rendelkező apátsági sör.Pörkölt malátás,gyümölcsös és édes mind illatában és ízében.Kiváló kísérő desszertekhez.
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Barcelona @ cafe Kasparo. Cola colored reddish dark pour with pretty good head and lacing. Sweet fruits on the nose, candi sugar, some ester profile. Flavor is fruity sweetness with a touch of roastyness. Light to medium body with clean finish. A nice surprise amongst the predominant lagers.
Maverick34 (2876) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Actulaly not as bad for a semi-mass market belgian. Pours dark and with some sugary molasses tones, moderate head. drinkable.
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2009 Bottle. Aroma is very lager-like, it feels like some dark lager with just a light fruitiness and some roasted malt. Flavour is pretty much the same. It feels thin and boring in the mouth. Maybe I’ve got a bad bottle?
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2008
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Fuck. I’m not even sure why I even bothered to crack this guy open. I’m tired and it poured pretty lackluster. Yeah, whatever head was there stuck around for the 30 minutes or so before I started to drink it, but it still could not overcome the sickly sweet syrupy liquid that lives underneath the silky foam. Meh, nother candy double.