jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Color is chestnut brown. Taste is light sweetness with a nice light bitter finish
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a big head. Spicy, musty and roasty aroma with some bitterness. Quite sweet taste, chocolate, dark malt, spices, nuts and some fruity notes of raisins and pear. No hops noticed.
SecretSquirrel (20) - Sheffield, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice but uncomplicated. The lack of stimulation to the tastebuds lets it down a little, but strong and pleasant enough to enjoy. Whether I choose to drink it depends on the alternatives my free house has to offer.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUL 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2011
2011-09-07, bottle, 6-4-6-3-13=32
Dark brown color, with some red reflex; medium sized creamy head. Average malt and caramel aroma, as well for the flavor; medium low bitterness. Simple but not bad.
2003-06-23, bottle, 4-4-6-3-12=29
Dark amber, simple malt aroma. Medium strength body, well structured, light malt, sweet caramel; ending alcohol touch. Quite boring Dubbel.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light brown head. Dark body. Aroma; sweet, overripe apple, dough. Sweet taste - gentle and simple but nice - followed by a little bitter-dry finish.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Faint sweet malt aroma with decent head. Warm malt and carmel flavors, slightly sweet with yeast undertones. Nice with a steak.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught: Almost no aroma - slight sour scent. Appearance is very nice in the glass - black with light tan coloured head. Flavour was weak - no bold flavours anywhere. Very watery. Kept trying to pick up on something interesting, but nothing happening here.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick foamy chocalate tinged head. This had some deep ripe fruit tones in it, but I thought they were lost quickly. Tastes much better as it warms up and the sweetness does not take over completely. Also had some cookie/honey taste in it, not a very good description, but there was a good body to it. Needs much more complexity though. Problems with carbonation even on draught.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Being a dark brew man, and also a great fan of other Leffe brews, it came as a treat to sample this one off the tap. It has all the malty chocolate flavours you expect in a premium brune, and leaves you wanting another.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 27, 2003
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Like a yeasty pale beer. Like a bad triple with brown coloring agents. Not very traditional.