Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a light haze red brown. Aroma is super sweet of fruit and hints of alcohol. Flavor is sweet, well carbonated and smooth. Good, but not a sesh beer .
jonnyfc (18) - GERMANY - APR 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark-brown colour, large white head. A bit sweet, mild, with a metallic aftertaste.
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour was chestnut brown with very small head, but a nice foam which coated the beer throughout. Aroma was of musty fruit and yeast. The flavor was similar, musty and overripe fruit...reminded me of biting into a gooey banana or past its prime apple. Some balancing bitterness and a good level of carbonation. I can’t say that I found this one all that pleasant.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at New World Brewery in Ybor City. pours a dark brownish red with a one finger white-tan head that lingers. Aroma: sweet, hints of caramel and toffee. Flavor: sweetness, ripe fruit, caramel. Somewhat quick, watery finish.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really liked this one. Very fruity aroma with spices. Flavor was very sweet with floral and toffee notes. Very fruity again. Alcohol was blended quite well for being a lighter bodied brew. Would buy again.
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) - Asheville, 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.