Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a fading fading beige head with a deep golden body. Aromas of grass, yeast, fruit, clove. Flavor is the same. Thin body, hint of tin and grain.
jjuf1853 (1233) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark chestnut brown color with a quick to fade beige head. A fair amount of yeast and roasted caramel malt in the aroma. More yeast and candied sugar in the taste. A small amount of bitterness in the finish.
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.
biznizness (1071) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up bottle last weekend at Brawley’s and split it with Chris. Really, really good stuff. Just very well crafted, had the signature belgian flavor, but very smooth too and just went down way too easy. Another hit from Highland, I will definitely get this again.
ketchepillar (1068) - 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.
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light transparent copper in color. Smells Belgian. They got that part right. Tastes malty and spicy. Herbal as well. I’m not a fan. But they did it right.
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.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is very similar to the AR Ales Premier Rouge. It has a crisp aroma and a medium head. Very carbonated when opened. The flavor has a fruity banana-yeast base with noticeable spiciness.
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received this in the under 100 BIF thanks to Kirkpjr . I poured this brew in to a challis and was greeted with a light amount of a off white head on top of a ruby colored brew. I got a lot of Belgian yeast of the nose with some dark fruits as well. The flavor was dark fruits with a touch of spice. It felt medium bodied with light carbonation. I was surprised by this one I thought it was a good Dubbel from an American brewer I would not hesitate in grabbing this at all
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Smells hint at sourdough bread and barnyard aromas with some spice in the background. Crystal clear bronze color with a small head that leaves a few big soap bubbles on top. Hits the tongue with sweet malts, then brown sugar, and a touch of funk. A smooth, softer mouthfeel than is typical of the style. I’m not sure if there was a mistake in the carbonation or they were trying for this odd texture.