Chudwick (1081) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle - pours dark amber with great lacing and three fingers of tan head. Noseis candy sugar. Flavor adds caramel and noticeable spices. Sweet. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Boring for the style.
jbruner (1117) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper brown from the bottle with light lacy head and lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, dark toasted malts. Taste follows, more of the esters and less the malts. Pretty solid for what it is and the availability.
AgnesBrygghus (26) - Stavern, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Flott balansert belgiske brun. Lite lukt men god på smak. Flott skum. Deilig mørkt øl som kan nytes på sommer som på vinteren.
kaser (1005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at municipal. Dark brown pour with brown head. Decent chocolates kt taste not bad
beer-yum (61) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I prefer this to the Blonde but enjoy both - albeit only occasionally. A reliable Belgian brew to contrast with my usual Anglo ales.
Rob_D_UK (176) - - MAY 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nut brown colour. Aroma of brown sugar, plums. Soft brown sugar maltiness. Very light dusty yeastiness, plummy slightly cherryish esters and dark malt notes. Sugary finish. Simple character but effective in small doses.
20107589 (42) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma of licorice, very fruity also. fine brown color but with fast disappearing head. light bitterness with medium sweetness. medium body, with a lively or fizzy carbonation.
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear deep nutty brown color with a finger thick tan head. Fine lacing.
Aroma: Slightly sweet caramel malty and fruity with some spicy notes.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: A mild round caramel malty sweetness. Also some toffee, spices, mild hoppy and a fine fruity background.
Overall impression: I do prefer the blonde version. Anyway it is a nice ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo - Rosenkrantz’ gate in Oslo, Norway.
reida (4) - - APR 26, 2013 does not count
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Seems to score high but the flavour seems off. Bottle pours decent brown with a strong aroma. Not for me, but what I would expect from a Belgium brew.
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Seffle (23) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from Systemet.
A firm and lasting head. Nectar for gods and humanoids. A multiplicity of flavours like a mixture of ale and mead.
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5000 (4967) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep copper, moderate to large finely bubbled foamy head, creamy white, super sticky lacing.   Faint musty aroma, whole wheat like breadiness, a bit sweet, very faint roastiness.   Pretty muted on the tongue, faint dark pitted fruit, mainly a sweet whole wheat bready like flavor.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Light finish, hardly the punch or pow of a normal Abbey Dubbel.   Not bad, but overall a bit too light.   Has the mustiness, but not the hearty dark pitted fruit or body to pull it through.