Padron4KM (533) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2006 11.2 oz bottle, no freshness date.
Dark brown with ruby highlights. Fluffy tan head with thick sticky lacing.
Aroma is fruity (raisin, plums) and bready.
Flavor is sweet, hints of yeast, some caramel and molasses.
Body is a bit too thin for my liking.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich and tastes of lightly rasinated fruits, dark wheat bread, caramel and toffee, with a bit of spiciness and bit of dark brown candy sugar. Tasty but unbalanced.
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Deep red color with good head. Sweet, malty, caramelly, toffeish and lightly fruity aroma. Sweet and malty flavor with some fruitiness, clove, pepper, raisins, plum, and toffee. Too sweet.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Beer is clear, medium-dark reddish-brown with a small, frothy, off-white, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma is malty with light-to-moderate notes of toasted grain, caramel/caramelizing sugar, and a light note of cookie; Hoppy with a light floral note; Yeasty with a light note of basement; Miscellaneous trace light note of sherry/cardboard, faint trace of cherry. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter with an average-length, lightly sweet, lightly bitter/slightly dry finish. The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is average.
Ernest (6163) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is clear dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel, husks, nuts), with a light note of candy sugar. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Definitely better than the Blonde, but still nothing to soil your robe over.
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice big creamy head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma is fruit and spices. taste is fruit, spices with some alcohol.
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark reddish-brown, carbonating beer, with a large, dense, creamy beige head. Weak aroma of dried fruits, some alcohol and spices, and caramel. Round, balanced flavor with sweetness from caramel and raisins, a hint of roasted malt and spices. Nice body and a pleasant finish.
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,33l. Deep ruby red colour. A small head. Aroma of fruit and spice. A complex, fruity flavour. A sourish pleasant aftertaste. Enjoyed this one in nice company at Elsas, Skibotn, Norway.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is right up my alley, I love a nice, fun to drink dubbel. Somewhat murky, brown with yellow edges. Aroma was of caramel, fruit, honey?? A lot happening on the palate, spiced apple cider, spicey veggies, honey, complex malts. Nice finish with a fruity finish. Well done.
Rune (7800) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Deep mahogany coloured topped with a light brownish head. Aroma has notes of herbs and dried fruit. Sweet grainy and caramel flavour with a hint of yeast. Still a bit too sweet for my taste.