foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vinuous and malty aroma. Dark brown. Woody flavor. Kind of like drinking wood. Moderate bitterness. Wonderful feeling in my mouth. Much better than their ’Meilluere’. Towards the end of the bottle it seems to be less bitter.
leaparsons (7991) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks very nice, with a good foamy head. Thereafter, its a little characterless compared to the good trappist dubbels.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As deep as garnet gets, then it’s ’Brown’, head generous creamy beige, sheets of fine lace upon the glass. Nose fruity, malt, banana, ripe pineapple maybe? Light malt sweet start, the middle light. Dry, quite acidic, carbonation moderate to high, nice hop bitterness to complete the finish. To me not as good as the ’Triple’, but much better than the ’Blonde’.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is that of star anise, sweet and spicy, a little like black licorice. The head was large and frothy but disappeared quickly in my glass. This one is almost opaque, and even holding it up to light only the tiniest bit of light comes through---it’s extremely dark and thick-looking. Taste is slightly sweet and very spicy, that same star anise and licorice, with yeasty notes, and maybe some dark candied fruit as well. I taste a lot of different things in there. The alcohol to me isn’t as well hidden as others have said, but it isn’t too strong, either, so I like it. This is the first thing I’ve tried from LeFebvre and it will be interesting to try more.
Ernest (6162) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 Bottle, Brussels, May 2005. Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel, chocolate), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of toffee and raisin. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation. Again, as with the Bruin (Prima Melior), this outperformed expectations and remains a favorite of mine for Belgian dubbels/browns.
BuzzBeer99 (81) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 8, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gives good head! strong Chocolate flavor. Good aftertaste. I ran out too soon!
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy, sweet aroma. Dark brown coloured, creamy head. Sweet with flavors of hop and spices. It finishes with a lasting spicy, hop flavor as well.
RobertVerloop99 (130) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2001
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown, yeasty, with dark fruits and pears on the palate.