Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle brought back from Belgium in a Duvel glass. Deep, bright brown. A wonderful aroma of malt, caramel and dried fruit. Flavour is along the same lines, sweet and malty with lots of caramel fruit, mild bitter finish. Last bit (with the sediment in) has a slightly yeasty character to it. Slight stale edge loses this a couple of points. Probably the best thing I’ve had from this brewery yet, reminds me of Gordon’s Scotch.
JonMoore (2018) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Reddish brown with a large creamy, permanent, off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits and caramel. Taste is dark fruit, spices, caramel and sugar. Very smooth and full bodied. Very good.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a cloudy, medium to dark reddish brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas and tastes of dark fruits, light spices, and caramel.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly sweet malt aroma. Body is candy sweet with touches of roasted caramel in the finish. Quite refreshing.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Best by January/2006) (6%ABV According to my bottle) The beer is dark amber in color with a touch of chill haze. The nose is sweet and fruity. Of course the head and lace are spot on Belgian style. The palate is smooth rounded and medium in body. I taste darker fruits and sugars coupled with a slight bit of chocolate. The finish is smooth fruity and long lasting. Overall, I find this beer to be a great example of a Belgian session Abbey Ale.
TBone (14160) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby, tanned head, lace. Complex berry nose. Sweet, roasted malts. A bit thin for my liking.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2009 (Draught@Belge, Helsinki) Hazy dark reddish brown with a tanned, firm and fluffy head. Very dried-fruity, complex and pleasant aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet and grainy, but very (dried-) fruity with low bitterness and caramely malt. Medium body, soft carbonation. Pleasant and balanced dubbel, but probably better with yeast from the bottle.
(Draught, was 7-5-8-4-15=3.9) Very dark reddish brown color with small, beige head. Slightly sweet, hoppy aroma with rye-pudding. Very malty, rye-pudding flavor. Full-bodied, syrupy palate with very well-balanced carbonation. A very nice, sweet and malty brew.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft brugs, belgium: dark brown with a tan thin head. notes of burgundy in the nose and sweet malt ass. the palate gives a butter toffee feel with some off metallic flavors. sweet and malty stuff down to the bottom of your grandmas shoes. average belgian.
Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish-brown colour. Raisiny, yeasty, chocolate malty character. Creamy body with heavy malts and slight flowers. Yeasty, sweet finish.
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep walnut to mahagany color with a wispy bone colored head. Darker fruit aromas, with lots of esters. Lots of malt throughout the quaff. Smooth and drinkable.