blank (997) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another intresting belgian. The first taste was really heavy of hops but it settled nicely.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stately maroonish color with fluff head that dies down after some time. Well rounded and blended flavors of malt,(plums?), sugar, alcohol, etc.--with a bit of a cough syrup/ aftertaste and a body character somewhat reminiscent of a marsala dessert wine.
caesar (3943) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2011 Rerate: Still good beer. Original taste. Bready malts mixed with sweetness. But itís not worth a 4.7 nomore. Original rating: Perfect appearance. Nice malted beer with good amount of sugar. Pure enjoyment when drunk in the right place: Kafe Belgie!
HildigŲltur (5106) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I agree totally with Mads. Actually we could not finish the whole bottle.
Mads Langtved (2246) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A boring beer. Quite bitter and not evan close to the normal Belgian dubbels/brunes. I had this a Irish Pub. I think they serve it (as the one and only Belgian beer) to get the costumers to think that ALL Belgian beer is bad, in order to indoctrinate the purchasers to buy only Beers from the British Isles. Damn I was cheated!!!
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best before 6/04, sampled 8/02. Pretty big head, medium reddish brown body, malty nose with a bready aroma. I didnít find this one to be particularly sweet, but it had a fair bit of spicy bite and some bitterness. Good not great.
Indra (2476) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of fruit, dark bread and spices (cinnamon?) with a hint of alcohol. Deep red color, with a hint of brown. Vigorous, fine-bubbled head and carbonation, with the lace cascading down in thick sheets. Has a very recognizable Belgian dubbel character; caramel, sweet fruity malt, toffee, and yeast flavors. Aftertaste is slightly doughy, with some dark sugary sweetness and a hint of bitterness. Body is medium, and palate is very soft, lending a nice amount of drinkability. Good!
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper red/brown clear under a huge, lasting, tan head with nice scalloped ring lace. Mild caramel malt, faint fruity nectar and very light yeast aroma, some alcohol evident as it warms up. Medium-thin, delicate body. Light balanced bitter sweet start, Caramel sweet and some bitter middle and similar but softer aftertaste. An excellent example of a Belgian Bruin.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red color with a medium tan head. Turns to a very nic lace.Malty aroma with some spice notes. Lacks the depth and complexity of the better Belgians. But still very drinkable.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Some head, slightly sweet (which was nice) and very malty. I really like this one. Itís superb.