wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Weak, watery abbey style ale. Kind of an abbey light. Could not recommend this any less. A disappointing offering from Highland.
jrob21 (2706) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish reddish pour. Aroma is pretty spot on with a sweet caramel candi sugar and toasty grain profile. A little too much on the sweet side in the flavor. Nuttiness and malt abound otherwise. Again some grassy and earthiness to this beer from a hop profile that is not quite familiar for the style but kind of works anyways.
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark reddish brown, dense head fades fast. aroma malt, fruit. way too sweet, fruity, banana. sweetness lingers. low carb, med body. unpleasant huskiness in finish, slightly metallic.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Magic City Brewfest. Pours amber with a medium off white head and some lacing. Aroma and flavor is typical: candy sugar, banana, mildly yeasty, clove, a little citrus. Good but not remarkable.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a mostly clear golden amber body with a small white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma has bready malt, vague tropical fruits, and some floral hops. Light medium body has medium carbonation. Taste has dry and bitter floral hops to balance the sweetish tropical fruits and bready malt. Vague spices, seems like coriander and white pepper. Hints of yeast and vanilla. Nice effort for the brewery’s first Belgian style. Pleasantly drinkable.
nick76 (4282) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is mild with yeast, malt, incense, fruit, and spice. The appearance is light amber with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma and even better than expected. The palate is right for this beer. Overall a real winner.
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost like a cream soda! Aroma of vanilla and raisin. Flavor is heavy on the vanilla and dark fruit. Color is amber with quickly dissipating head. Palate is kinda like cream soda. Very nice beer!
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Taco Mac. Amber clear pour with thick, white, creamy, tightly-beaded head. Aroma is spicy and bready - like hints of cinnamon and a punch of allspice. Flavor is caramel and cakey with some spicey phenols. Spicy, bready finish. Creamy but low carbonation. Medium body. Overall, not bad.
SpringsLicker (3172) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear coppery gold body under a small white head. Poor lacing.
Fruity spicy aroma with some sweet malts.
The flavor follows the aroma.
This doesn’t have the body I expect from a Dubbel; it’s more of a Belgian Blonde to me.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler. Too sweet, just really over done. Needs more alcohol. Highland... start over.