ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle;Reddish brown wth bigbubbled head, that quickly collapses. Aroma of hops and some diesel oil. Flavor is onedimensional and quite hoppy for a belgian beer without much maltiness. Bitter dry finish. A bit sharp.
GilBier (75) - Dendermonde, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice brown color and big beige foam. Medium sweet nose with nut aroma’s, sugars, malts, cocolate, coffee and dry fruits. Taste is malty, soft, light spicy and a bit light on the pallet.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Vanilla turned my Grotten brown...
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This ale starts out great but disappoints. It pours out a rich brown color with a lofty tan head. The flamora ia absolutely A-One. It carries very nice vanilla, sweet malts, and delicate spices in its scent. But it has a very watery, insipid body. The flavors seem like they would please, but they’re too darned weak to appreciate. Sorry, Joe.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown color with a off white head. The taste is sweet with light spicy and light yeasty notes.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big exuberant cream-colored head, falls down in sculptural swoops leaving gorgeous hive-like lace, pours a clear red-bronze with a dizzying aroma of yeast, raisins, spice. Flavor suggests soft grapes, cloves, nutmeg. Smooth and lovely at room temperature. An inspiring and drinkable beer to sip (and gaze at) while writing about Belgian beer.
Sammy (10678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foamy tan head, fragrant natural fruity yeast, lace bubbles. Chocolate malts, vanilla (aaah yum). A bit bitterness and sourness on the finish balanced with malts. Light mouthfeel and smooth and drinkable.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown color with a big white head. Very yeasty fruit aroma. Flavor was the same with some spices. A little turned of by the carbonation.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmm, an abbey dubble listed as a brown ale served at a porter tasting. I am really confused now. As a brown ale this doesn’t really fit the mold, as a dubble this is pretty good! Light brown color. Nice brownish head. Lots of yeast and well carbonated. Very noticable clove aroma and flavors. Again, good as a dubble.
Pailhead (6278) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: #500 - Rather fruity aroma of apple and raisin. Pours and orangish-brown with a white head. Fruity flavors with apple and a light sourness in the finish. Has a Unibroue taste to it.