BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Sampled in Trysil, Norway.]
A worldclassbeer. Toffeehead and complexi aroma of fruits and yeast. Oaky flavor with brown sugar and some smoke, just a hint. Looking forward to visit brasserie Achouffe in Belgium in august 2007.
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a very pleasant surprise. Very nice aroma, palate, and flavor. The flavor really comes out as the beer warms. Just really good.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer got better aas it went along. Poured to a hazy brown with hints of orange. Aroma was apples and a hint of malt. As the glass warmed, the alcohol crept in to nicely round out the aroma. Flavor was good, though nothing really dominated, although hints of spice, possibly cinnamon, were evident. Mouthfeel was spicy, and the finish was smooth and somewhat warming. Not a bad beer.
Skinnyviking (8435) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. High fluffy off-white and lasting head. Hazy dark orange body. Grassy barley malt aroma. Spicy and dry malt flavor with distinct hops bitterness. The high alcohol percentage is well hidden partly by the bitterness partly by the carbonation.
mjg74 (2945) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours a deep ruby color. Moderate slightly dirty looking head. Aroma is slightly sweet with some dark fruits, yeast and dirt. Slighty sweet vinous/sugar flavors up front. Somewhat spicy with alcohol in the finish. More like a Dubbel or a dark BSA. Fairly rich.
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark hazy brown with a thick head. Nice aromas of yeast and spice. Aromas carry into the flavor, good maltiness, but nowhere near a scotch ale, still very, very Belgian due to the yeast. Good bubbly mouthfeel. I enjoyed this one.
Tejas (969) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Way too much yeast. Zero head.BIG yeasty malty aroma. Tingly palate. Little peppery flavor. Sort of bland > needs flavor. Little alcohol flavor detected as it warms up. OK but probably won’t drink ever again > lacks character.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy, dark, amber hued/brown with a nice creamy/frothy tan head. Lightly sweet brown sugar-like, and mildly spicy yeast aromas. Flavors are similar to the aroma, with some slight nuttiness, and a little hint of smoke. Palate is lightly effervescent, flavors retain well, with a lightly creamy feel. Well balanced and enjoyable.
Nicko (223) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Consumed with exzematic and blue cheese, a good combination. Full bodied, very sweet and smokey.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle. Aroma: Sweet malt with a brown sugar note. Juniper and allspice, yeast, dark fruits, toasted nuts, and a thick breadiness. Appearance: Dark reddish-brown. Light beige head was full and creamy with decent retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Sweet malt, again with a brown sugar quality. Jammy dark fruits, toasted nuts, bread. Sweetness doesn’t linger into the finish. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Some alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: I liked this beer, but was also somewhat disappointed by it. Didn’t have the rich melanoidin caramel flavor that I look for in the style. Still, worth a try.