DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a nice surprise. A Belgian strong ale that tastes very much like a late '80's early 90's American microbrew brown ale. Lots of flowery hops aroma well-blended with caramelized malt. Pours a reddish-brown - clear, with a medium-sized, somewhat creamy and quickly diminishing head. Pleasing herbal, soapiness about it, with sweetness offset greatly by its firm, but gentle hoppiness. A light brew for a Belgian strong, with no great depth to it - but fresh, clean, smooth and well-balanced. A Belgian for hop lovers.
Silvan7 (716) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Birra marrone con riflessi rubino, leggermente velata con schiuma beige non molto fine , ma piuttosto persistente. Aroma intenso, fruttato, di fave di cacao, frutta rossa disidratata (ribes/amarene), tostata, sui toni della liquirizia e del cacao amaro. Poco caffè. Alcool e caramello sono presenti. Gusto abboccato, poco amaro, quasi solo da tostatura, poco luppolata, cacao, frutti rossi caramello e dolcezza alcolica sono i gusti principali. Retrolfattivo di liquirizia.Leggerissima acidità. Poco corposa, poco carbonata, molto rotonda, calda. Equilibrata ed armonica.
Alengrin (2110) - BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Scotch-style Belgian rather than a dubbel, with creamy, regular, beige, stable head and very dark brown colour with wine-red hue, hazy. Sweet fruitiness, banana, candied cherries, apple sauce, chocolate, brown bread, buttermilk, candi sugar, liquorice, cloves all suffering under an unpleasant DMS odour of cooked cauliflower. Malty, bready taste, candied fruits, sweetish, light coffee-like roasted bitterness in the end, a bit sticky and a bit alcoholic.
NeoHippie2 (1038) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper/brown pour with a thin off-white head. Aromas of dark fruits and notes of brown sugar. Flavor is a bit thin. Not quite as robust as I was anticipating. Still a decent brew bur as good as I was hoping
Hanoi (421) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is pronounced yeast, copper, slight dark fruit. Taste is yeast, red berry, malt, bread, iron, maybe a little spice in the finish. The mouthfeel was terribly thin.
I was really very disappointed in this.
ruigo (1153) - PORTUGAL - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared a 33cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a very dark brown in colour with a tan thick head. Aroma is caramel, raisins and malt. Average carbonation and medium to full creamy body. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitter. Overall, a good beer for a winter afternoon.
jmgreenuk (4625) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy dark brown with a thin broken white head. The aroma is raisin yeast and malt. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a nice smooth hop yeast fruit palate and a short bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
kermis (5433) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours hazy brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, raisins, overripe fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Cherries and tobacco in the palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (5465) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle cortesy of and shared with Kermis.
Thin tan head. Clear brown pour. A decent dubbel
McWorta (606) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Really dark red-brown coloured beer with a fast fading light tan head. Noses of wet autumn leaves, barnyard, spices maybe some soy notes. Light-medium fizzyness with a watery very light slick texture. The taste is bitter and light acidic. The body is medium and the finish lasts with a slick dryness on the palate medium term.
EddyBeer1 (903) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brune rougeâtre foncée, effervescence trop gazeuse, mousse beige tombe rapidement. Entrée en matière maltée caramel conjuguée à une bonne présence de fruits foncés, d’une légère acidité citron-orange tandis que les houblons semblent totalement absents. Manque singulièrement de corps. Une de plus!