jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle-pours a foamy tan head and deep red color. Aroma is dark fruit, medium malt-caramel. Taste is medium malt-caramel, faint/secondary hops bite. Good carbonation.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2006 Bottled (BB 02/2007)
Dark ruby color, not much head. Yeasty, sugary, fruity aroma with kind of glue-like notes. Starts promising as an abbey dubbel: fruity, enough alcoholic and malty. Unfortunately finishes too quickly and leaves full impression a bit empty. Quality beer it is for sure, for the masses. (7/3/7/3/13 3.3)
Re-rated, bottled [BB 02/2007)
Dark ruby color, decent tan head. Fruity (plums, vigs) aroma, also sweet caramelly with metallic side notes. Notably alcoholic, fruity (raisins), sweet toffeeish. Cellaring of 3-4 years would be interesting. (6/4/7/3/13 3.3)
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2nd July 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Smooth palate. Sweet caramel with a nice chocolate streak. Pretty good!
thewolf (9855) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wonderful dark brown-red colour. Small but thick redish head that sticks to the glass. Smell is spicy sweet and the taste adds caramel and smokiness. Beer has a great body too.
Pinball (9656) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
vinous and nutty aroma,
brown with light brown thick head,
flavor is starting to get sour (or is fruity), caramel, nuts , alc non detectable. i think the sour note in the flavor is too dominating.
Maria (9559) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a dark brown beer with a very nice and lasting head. The flavour is sweetish with notes of fruit (plum, raisin), caramel and a moderate bitterness in the long finish, where the grapefruit acidity, that I find in the Grimbergens, com in. But in this one it’s in a nice way, and as such this is the Grimbergen, that I like the best.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle at home 30/03/2009
White head. Malt aroma. Mid brown amber coloured strong in alcohol and a little sweet on the palate with a crisp dry and slightly chocolaty warming malt finish.
HenrikSoegaard (9123) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Wonderfull red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Week but nice fruity flavor. Average finish. Oily palate.
bhensonb (8981) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt and light hints of dark fruit. Color is deep brown with minimal head. Sweet beginning with grape, and perhaps a bit of dark stone fruit. There is a background of chocolate and caramel, but concord grape keeps coming to mind. Just a hint, mind. Really quite nice.
bierkoning (8947) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A sweet, vegetable-like aroma with some roasted malt. Sweet, malty and fruity taste. Slight bitter aftertaste. A bit sticky. Disappointing for a abbey ale.