KingGambrinus (117) - Santiago, CHILE - JUL 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a cloudy dark reddish brown colour with a small but creamy beige head. Aroma starts with that disgusting banana scent at the top, but as you drink you can feel the more pleasant notes of dark fruits like berries and plum, and a bit of toffee and spices. Flavor is mostly bitter and fruity, but the malt is also present. Smoothy and creamy texture, bitter aftertaste. Easy to drink and delicious.
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice darkred/brown colour. It also has a sweet aroma. Good head. The taste is nice with a bitter finish in the mouth. Liked the Leffe Blond a bit more.
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried this beer on June 28, 2008 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer pours a slightly translucent dark brown with a long lasting tan coloured head. The aroma was sweet malt and some spices. The mouthfeel is medoim bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is primarily malty, with a hoppy bitter finish, and in between, some peppery spiciness.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, from Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, clear, good head, not a topper, but ok
KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried at the Belgium Beer Cafe CHCH in NZ. Dark almost black appearance. Good size brown head. Smooth, malty beer with a distinct and strong coffee after taste. Nice beer, but could only have a couple.
jmm635 (981) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2009 Poured a very dark brown, almost black, and very cloudy. Had an off-white foamy head that was long lasting. Beautiful taste - amazing mix of flavors! Very smooth, medium body, and easy to drink.
lithilorn (275) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - JUL 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown body and tan head. Chocolate and nuts aroma. Sweet and little bitterness in the finsh. A medium dubbel.
jredmond (7228) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Threw back a few golbets of this and then found myself chugging pitchers later on in the night. Extremely tasteful abbey dubbel that goes down smoothly.
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at "Krøjers Familiehave". Deep brown body with a large off white head. Sweet "thick" body with lots of malt in the flavour. Sweet finish.
REDBOSOX (80) - Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a delicious brown ale that I’ll take any day over Newcastle. Newcastle’s good, but this one’s much better. It’s got more flavor, it’s sweeter, smoother, and the aftertaste is better too. Hard to believe it’s 6.5% ABV. You won’t even realize it until you’ve had a few of them and catch a buzz.