maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the River City Beer Festival at the Diamond on 05/22/2010. Clear copper body with a large persistent creamy off-white had. Sweet candi sugar and light malt aroma. Sugary flavor with belgian spice and light fruit. Dry finish. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade from decaturstevo. Pours clear amber. Nose of ftuit, grass and Belgian yeast. Taste of Belgian yeast, fruit, malt and caramel.
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sent my way by Durhambeer. Pours golden with a small head. The aroma is some copper and some banana with a good bit of fruit and orange zest. There is some mild yeast spiciness in there as well. the flavor is nicely malty with some fruitiness coming from all sides (fruity malt, fruity hops, fruity yeastiness). There are some mild dusty flavors and a bit of baguette breadiness. Nice little beer, but an odd labeling as a dubbel.
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Andy. it’s definitely not a dubbel. Amber-gold-copper. Really fruity nose. Banana. Pretty sweet, finishes moderately dry. Closer to a biere de garde.
PorterPounder (7223) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverages - 12 oz bottle. Dark orange, slightly murky pour with a sticky white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Sweet aroma with some caramel accents, a hint of citrus and a bit of booziness. Flavor has some molasses notes, a bit of toffee, some maple syrupy sweetness. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Decent.
Tmoney99 (13334) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a light reddish amber color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasted and produced fair lacing. Moderate candy sugar, floral hop and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Light to medium sweet flavor with a light to medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good well balanced soft brew.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from Greens Discount Beverage. Pour is a light brown with a bit of yellow and amber and a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and bready, with a little bit of candied fruit and light malts. While the aroma is nice and somewhat complex, there is less to the taste. A bit watery and dull, finishing with a sweet bready finish and a bit of hops and alcohol. An unusually disappointing brew from Highland, although not terrible.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Small off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cream soda, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, cream soda/vanilla, light orange, nut, candi sugar. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a small head, copper colored, clear. Aroma is cereal, hay, little yeastyness. Flavor is a lot better. I can taste the candi sugar, some dark fruit--plum, raisin, toasted malts, but it seems like it is coming from far away. Not really watery, just not pronounced enough.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours fairly dark amber with very little off-white head. Nose is a mixture of the usual belgian yeast/candied sugar malt abbey dubbels and a not-so-desirable slight skunkiness. Taste is somewhat the same....the usual dubbel flavor is there but it’s very thin and watered down with very un-masked alcohol and a little skunk. Hops are almost unnoticable. Finish is short and watery. Not impressed at all....I expect more from abbeys.