Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2006 11.2 oz bottle. Pours a very dark amber with a thick reddish-white head that lasts and leaves leggy lacing on the (trappist) glass. Has a sweet alcohol aroma. Tastes incredibly smooth throughout, with a citrus kick, complimenting the very bubbly body and mouthfeel. Alcohol is very noticeable. Towards the end, the taste turns a slightly smokey yeast flavor that fades evenly, with no bitterness at all.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dar blackish color with red tinge. Tannish creamy head, dissipated on me. Mildly citrus with some malt. I can smell some balsamic vinegar as well. Tastes overly yeasty for this type. pretty good, but landslides behind Chimay for my money.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overflows out of the bottle, pours a dark brown with a big fluffy tan head. Fruity with yeasty funky aroma, light sourness - touch of vinegar and tomato juice? WTF? Flavour is fruity, sweet caramel and malt. Fruity tang that is just ever so slightly sour and tart. Could be mildly infected ( a check of some other ratings mention similar flavours) or maybe just yeasty Belgian funk. Average to medium palate, touch syrupy. (3+) Bottle courtesy of 1FastSTI.
SHIG (3403) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish dark brown with full light brown head. Bitter pungent smell. Sweet malty flavor very vs. the smell. Almost brown sugar tasting.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour, averge off white head. Heavy sweet yeasty aroma, some malts as well. little alcoholic touch. Full body, smouth taste. Finish is dry malty. somewhat sweet alcoholic with a light bitter ending. Very enjoyable.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 Pours brown with a decent sized head, nose is mostly yeasty and caramel malt, flavor is smooth, carbonated, its ok, nothing special decent body.
jhamiltonwv (4) - USA - JAN 23, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Something about this beer just MAKES you enjoy it! Has a nice billowing head that doesn´t disapear after the first sip. This beer produces a one of a kind aroma that just dares you to taste it. It bites a little at first but goes down quite easily after first sip. The unique thing about Grimbergen is that it leaves a wonderful taste in you mouth. This is a must try for anyone!
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
30cl bottle. Poured a clear brown with minimal head. Nose had vinegar, and some candy malt. Flavor was a mix of sweet and sour. malty sweetness, but with a dose of vinegar too. Maybe this bottle was going bad, because it didn’t taste like any other double I’ve had. But it was still drinkable.
robertburns (15) - westminster, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick head,with lot’s of carbonation. Ruby Brown in color. Very slight chocolate taste with malty sweetness. Big alcohol taste at finish. Overall, a good, easy to drink beer.
vanvenlo (1145) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15 Sep 05 (European Bier Cafe) - Big sweet luscious stone fruit aroma. Cloudy dark brown-red colour, great lacing and good head. Light sweet fruit malt and light spirit flavour. Tangy fruit finish.