wanderingman (54) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not quite as viually stunning as its cousin Leffe Blond, but still quite nice. poured a nice deep brown with a thick white head. Aroma of some roasted nuts and carmels. Taste has a hint of sweetness with carmels and toffee, but a hit of hops throughout it. A very smooth drinking beer and great when you donít want the heavy sweetness of the Blond, but you arenít looking for something too bitter.
almopina (87) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 Dark brown colour with a thick firm head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruits, sweet coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied. Finishes well.
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep brown, white bubbly head, dies slowly, some lace. Malty, slightly sweet, some alcohol. Not too heavy, malt carries through, alcohol more evident in the taste. Finish is long, quite bitter.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(05.20.06) On tap at Firkinís, Libertyville, IL. Poured clear dark brown with giant white head. No discernable carbonation. Sweet malt aroma. Medium bodied ale with moderate malt sweetness and fruity (plum?), licorice, and toffee flavors. Finishes with light malt fade. No discernable hop presence. A good, drinkable, malty beer.
larsga (6930) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beige big lasting head. Deep dark red body. Vague sweet roasted caramel aroma. Sweet caramel taste with some roasted almonds. Chocolate notes. Smooth, faintly chewy mouthfeel. Aftertaste is bitter caramel. Almond bitterness lingers. Not the most complex brune, but nice. (0.33l bottle.)
Dedollewaitor (14927) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Carlsens "skvatter" (Odense): brown abbey ale with fine white head. Creamy texture- filling mouthfull. Nutty and malty aroma. Medium carbonated. Overall pleasant and better than the "blonde" if it is comparable!
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. dark brown color. small ceramy head. sweet malt. some yeast. a bit alcohollic allthough it shouldnt be.
Canuckistani (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2007 Aroma difficult to really place; Iím going to say a bit caramelly, with roasty, earthy touches. Alcohol is noticeable, but not too strong. Great Palate! Full body, creamy, lively carbonation, slightly bitter, almost metallic aftertaste, but the metallica part is probably due to the foil around the bottle, from which I was drinking, lacking proper glassware
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, from LCBO Queens Quay in Toronto. Pours medium reddish brown and clear with a large foamy beige head that diminishes to a thin layer, but left nice lacing. Aroma of sweet dark molasses bread, roasted nuts, dark fruits and light floral notes. Flavor is very sweet, rich with figs, yeast and spice, sweet herbs and ripe bananas, bit of a bitter bite in the finish - good but not quite balanced enough to be very good or great for me. Medium to full body and smooth, tickling carbonation.
HolmDK (6) - Nśstved, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Nice dark red colour. Spicy and malt aroma. Caramel taste..