Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted a lot like an American Brown- brought be back to those great Peteís Wicked days...spicy and effervescent and not too heavy. Not bad.
pootzboy (1450) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 This is interbrewís top of the line as such we get it in Canada...Iím glad...itís a workiní man's dark Abby toned down for international palates and it fills that nicheí very well. Poured a dark slightly clouded chestnut brown with a nice off white head with good retention. Medium carbonation. Very subdued aromas of molasses-berries-spice with a slight sweet note. Starts medium-light bodied and delivers the raisin-spice tastes with a hint of smoke but has a more pronounced malt presence than Leffe blond giving a pronounce raisin bread impression from the malt...very satisfying...worth the drink....but a tad too thin for my tastes....I'll take a German bock any day over this.
turbothy (1007) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An okay dubbel, reminded me a lot of Grimbergen. Looks fine, pours a nice dark brown. A bit harsh on the tongue.
blank (997) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Sharp Edge Beerfest iím not sure how iíve survived this long without rating this. Wonderful color, and a great taste for an outdoor festival... could sit back and drink this allllll dayyyyy....
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown beer with a nice head with medium retention. Aroma is comprised solely of some malt, which seems a bit weak. Taste is somewhat malty, though a bit too diluted for my taste, with a light chocolate ending. Carbonation is very average and body in too thin for an Abbey Dubbel. Overall, this is a notch below standard dubbel but very good for a macro beer. Hey, I think the world would be a better place if macro brewers could produced more beer like this one.
zach8270 (2921) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 [bottle - Great European Beerfest 8 - Sharp Edge Tavern - East Liberty, PA] Poured a nice dark brown color with a thin tan head. Sweet malts and some fruit in the aroma. Good smooth taste of malt mixed with chocolate and possibly some apples. Very smooth and easy to drink.
IPFreely (1471) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown, tan head. Malty, a little chocolate. Pretty easy to drink, but overall lacking a bit. Could be a nice beer with a bit more oomph.
originalsin85 (4) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had a large head, very muddy and brown. It had a taste of apples, overall this beer was good probably something that I would have again.
JayBaxter (408) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malty flavour,brown sugar and sultanas,a wintery drink.Rich dark brown colour & the head has a way of clinging to the glass.Very easy to drink,I like it!
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly typical of the style. dark brown, with a fruity-ish aroma. tastes, not surprisingly, like a traditional abbey beer.