stdavid (6) - ITALY - AUG 27, 2007 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a Leffe goblet, brown with red highlights, good head. Smells of dark malts, candy sugar and yeast. Tastes sweet at start malt overall, then burnt coffee and liquorice, yeast too. Lightly bitter at the end.
A "simple" dubbel, easy to drink but nothing more.
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was my introduction to Belgian beer while I was on a business trip to Luxembourg. And the bartender let me bring the Leffe goblet glass back. As such, it has a special place in my heart, though I’ve since discovered many finer Belgian brews.
Pours a dark brown with amber highlights. Has the nice, brown Belgian head with beautiful, light carbonation. Tastes of bread, cocoa, roasted hops, and raisins. Finish with a toasted alcohol burn. This is nice. Wish it were distributed in the US, like it’s blonde sibling.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beefier, browner version of its blonde cousin. Tim Webb calls this one a "tasty but safe" beer and I can’t put it any better!
Brix (647) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 2007-07-22. Has the colour of a watered down cola drink. Smells like cloves and caramel. Tastes like banana, burned sugar, cloves and molasses. Round taste!
shoestring (308) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lively. Nice rich colour. Spices, dark fruit, malt and brown sugar are all in the aroma..
Goodgrief (1869) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t know much about Belgians too say too much. I liked it...it wasn’t overpowering and had a nice hop/malt balance. I’d have this again, but I wouldn’t go out looking for it. It was ridiculously, expensive, though...so that effects my rating (even if it shouldn’t).
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark but slightly opaque brown, lively in the glass. Strong sweet caramel on the nose leading nicely onto rich caramel in the mouth, dark chocolate, rich fruit
mountainforest (130) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle (chilled) Jazz Cellar, Edinburgh. Similar to Old Peculiar but thicker, heartier... tasting like it looks. More sweet than bitter. Carmel.
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - JUL 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: dark brown color. Great head, of beige color, rocky and persistent. Beautiful.
Aroma: sweet Malty, intensive toast of cereals, candy, vanilla, cacao, liquory, roast sugar and fruity. Raisins, figs and prunes. Low presence of hops.
Flavor: Spicy, good and fresh toasty cereals; malty, coffee, vanilla, nutmeg, clove and fruity. Presence of raisins, prunes and figs. Liquory. Sweet toasty start, dryness mainly of toasty in the end. Complex, but some excessive sweetness.
Palate: Medium body, oily texture. Low to medium carbonation.
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean brick-red color with a large tan head. Spices, malts, dark fruit, and sorta roasted aroma. Medium, creamy body. Flavor is slightly roasted malts, spicey, dark fruits, and some molasses. Solid, but not outstanding.