Haslinger (798) - Orange, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a deep ruby brown with a frothy off white head. Simply awesome bottle shape. Kind of fruity plum taste. Not super malty. Not as good as I had hoped. probably would not buy again
5lickv1c (56) - DENMARK - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 75cl bottle. Nice sweet and yeast flavor. Good carbonation which evens out the sweetness and makes it both taste and feel good. A good Belgian ale with a refreshing and deep flavor.
agent_persik (219) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red brown hazy color, big beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, dark chocolate and dried berries. Taste is similar, dry sweet. Light to medium body and average carbonation. Very easy to drink and quite enjoyable.
storskurk (45) - DENMARK - NOV 29, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dufter som en Brown ale med belgisk gær.
Rund, let ristet, frugtig men tynd maltkrop og varm alkohol sødme.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pictoman (212) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 330mL bottle (best before 12/2015). Reddish brown with full tan head. Malt, caramel, dark red fruit nose. Same taste with a bit of yeast and hop, but quite light and dry to finish. Had higher hopes.
Juni88 (74) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A tad fruitier and sweeter than the discontinued brown ale they used to have. Actually quite interesting dubbel.
SteveLikesBeer (31) - - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The 8 in the name is the alcohol volume of this Belgian dubbel. The brown, bottle-conditioned ale is top-fermented and brewed according to Benedictine tradition, and then refermented in the bottle and conditioned for two months. Iím generally not the biggest fan of this style, but enjoyed this. It pours with a rich head and has a very fruity aroma. Dark berries are a major part of the pleasantly sweet flavour before a slightly bitter aftertaste takes over.
skoisirius (1345) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The ones who they had noted to came down from Heaven, and said, though shall now drink from the Bruin.
BlackHaddock (2880) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl Bottle: BBD Mar 16, poured slowly into a Westmalle chalice on 16th Nov 13.
The full beige head hung around but shrank to a thin covering fairly swiftly: the mahogany red/brown body was clean and clear (I didnít allow any sediment to leave the bottle).
The nose was all malt, semi-sweet molasses with fruity undertones and a yeasty feel.
The taste was dark fruits, yeasty and again fairly sweet, the malts giving very little away to the hop content. I like the sweeter, maltier brews, but this didnít sit right for me (I had a few beers before this actually).
Thin for the alcohol level and slightly lacking in depth of flavour, I think this might help to give me a hang-over in the morning: water next!
R2k2 (248) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, clear ruby-red beer with a firm layer of foam. A nice, sweet, fruity aroma with the touch of banana. It has a deep complexe taste. Quite bitter, with a touch of alcohol. A nice, subtile, somewhat bitter aftertaste.
Mooi helder, robijnrood bier met een stevige bruine kraag. Mooi zoetig, fruitig aroma van banaan. Een diepe, krachtige, complexe smaak. Voornamelijk een lichte bitterheid met een vleugje alcohol. Lekkere subtiele, lichtbittere nasmaak.
mkel07 (2507) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Craft Wine Store. Dense brown colour with a smallish head. Hides the high alcohol content well. Smooth easy to drink beer.