Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown, opaque with a fine white head. Aroma of caramel. Strong sweet flavor with a mild hop finish. Moderate body.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark browin poor with red hues. Healthy frothy head beige head with nice lacing. Aromas of blackberries, prunes, fresh mint leaves and a creamy caramel twist. Slightly bitter but a good fruity, sweet, creamy feel. Good balance and medium bodied. Refreshing taste with hints of pepper, mint... And great water....
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautifully presented in a Leffe snifter (complete with doily), holding a deep mahogany/brown body under a staunch, creamy ecru head. Coffee meets yeasts in the aroma for a pleasant and appropriate mesh of bitters and fruit. Those two sensations are also the dominant flavors providing a wonderfully bittersweet combination. Alcohol joins late, while the palate is full and fluffy, finishing dry.
<font size=-4>On draught at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/ontario/london/ Pub, London, ON, CAN</font>
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown appearance. Taste is smooth, sweet, and blends tastes of chocolate, caramel, and dried fruits. Delicate and smooth - way better than the blond. I like it more than its average portrays.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle - pours a deep, deep reddish brown with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma slightly musty with some sweet prune and raisin notes as well as some spiciness from the yeast. Sweet, plummy flavour, along with the aforementioned yeast spiciness present. A strangely chalky finish. Not terribly complex. Good beer, not great.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown color with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma is largely fruit, with some raisin notes, as well as candy sugar and malt. Taste is the same and very smooth, if uncomplex. I liked the previous poster calling this an "introduction" to Belgian beer, because this is a solid offering but nothing overly special.
robinvboyer (3577) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice dubbel, kinda like a introduction beer to the belgian style. My dad who only drink Rickard’s actually liked this one. Having it on tap, its nice, but you can tell its a dumbed down version of a dubbel for the mass market. The yeastiness and fruit is held in check. overall though, a decent brew.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown in color with a fluffy off white head. Yeasty aroma. Dark fruity notes with chocolate notes. Plums and raisins. Finish is sweet. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
got this for 90 cents at a supermarket in amsterdam... looks just like the top of the line counterparts, very fruity aroma... taste the same but unfortunately the low alcohol affects it somewhat negatively.. still good beer though
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - JUN 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown with little white head, the aroma is subdued but malty. it is full bodied with bready flavor and fruity finish.