jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
More bitter then some of the other belgian browns. Quicker finish and more alcoholic as well. caramel, chocolate, alcohol, brown, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky brown with a thin tan head, mostly diminishing. Aroma of fruity yeast (fig), spices, and some toffee. Taste of caramel with some toasted nuts, fruitiness is still retained. Alcohol is quite evident, but not overwhelming.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a deep copper w/ a very tall small bubbled white head w/ some decent lacing. Smells of belgian yeast and alcohol a lightly fruity piece and some spice, like thyme mixed w/ cinamon. Palate is solid well coating and has a nice smoothness to it. Flavor is a bit odd, definate belgian yeast some odd tart semi sweet fruits that I couldn’t pull apart no taste of the alcohol and a light spice. OK beer but not that great.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 pours dark with a fat tan head, good fruit smell, decent fuity flavor, you can taste the alcohol in it, semi smooth, drinkable.
OldGrowth (2913) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. From Austin liquors in Shrewbury. Lot F K best before 09.
Good nose, Yeasty fruity, tart cherry or raspberry, fig, lite caramel, seltzer. Hazy orangy brown color, good fluffy beige head that slowly faded to a ring. Bitter flavors, Nice initial chocolate/cocoa flavor that then lets the fruit flavors in, got some orange too. Thick Body, creamy mouthfeel, dry peppery finish. Tasty brew, saw it on Thirsty Traveler, Label calls it a belgian brown ale. Glad I tracked it down
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from kaggie97.Pours a murky dark amber color.Nose is almost all fruity goodness with very little aromatic spice.Taste like a dark fruit beer with none of the complexity that I like in a Belgian Strong Ale.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 Nov 30th 2006 re-rate
Body is murky brown with a two finger thick tan head. Said head is slightly bubbly with a craggy creme brulee surface.
Dusty/earthy hop aroma with some cinnamon and raisin sweetness and sweet bread pudding influenced malt.
Lots of fruit, yeast, dark bread, hot alcohol and mild spice. Tastes like a fruit laden sweet bread...apple baked sweet wheat bread with spice if you will.
Original rating was 4
Had this a few times at Barleyhoppers and then again at new World a few times. Always love to start the night with this. Very sippable and warming with spiced fig and toasted nut flavors and that classic Belgian head.
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, bbe Sep 2006. Very dark mahogany, dark red shine, no haziness, quickly dissipating beige head composed of big bubbles, modest gas release. Aroma: nuts, alcohol, figs, grassy/hoppy, caramel. Flavour: very malty, a little bitterness (mostly in the aftertaste); cocoa, butterscotch, spiced/peppery towards the end. Thick, rolling palate.
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep garnet/brown with a quickly diminishing head. A little cloudy. The aroma is intense, with raisin, sherry, and bubblegum notes. The taste is very complex, with plummy maltiness, candy sweetness, and spicy yeast flavors. Bready as well. Sweet but not cloying. Not sure if I could have more than one but it is very enjoyable. The alcohol is well hidden.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with a small white head. Big aniseed and raisin aroma. Some spicy yeasty notes there too. Flavour is quite similar, with some cara, prunes and spice. Medium-full bodied. Nice stuff