grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was really shocked by this brew. I mean itís a hundreds of years old trappist style brew thatís brewed in Colorado and sold in six packs. In the past I have definitely seen this brewery as pretty hit or miss...I still think that is true, this brew though is excellent. Poured into a crystal goblet. Lovely dark brown dubbel hue topped with a nice white foamy head that really lingered, was also quit rocky. The nose on this beast is excellently complex...much more complex than some real trappist dubbelís iíve tasted. PErhaps this is because they add more candy sugars to this beast than they might be obliged to in Flanders country but nose is of, rum, raiisins, pecan pie, candied yams, and perhaps a cabernet...I know pretentious but its in there. On the tongue this brew is equally masterful. The mouthfeel is superb. Whereas some Dubbels seem to simply be too watery or paper like on the palate this one was really round and wet. Very refreshing. The tongue caught notes of Brown Sugar...lots of sweet...soo sweet. Others have mentioned bubblegum and that is certainly in there as well. Christmas Pudding, rum raisin cake, brandy and chocolate. Man this is my new standy sixer beer. So great!
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alot of flavor going on here. Bubble gum flavor, sweet. Smells like gum too. A friend recommended I drink this after drinking other beers. That was an excellent recommendation. This is how you want to end a good night of beer drinking. In the same way that an old song makes you feel good, this beer does too. This is my Mr. Roboto of beers.
biscuitbagger (16) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2004 I like many of the New Belgium beers, but this is my least favorite. That being said its still a worthly beer with many complex flavors. It had a great aroma and invites drinking. Ill have to try this beer again soon.
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very sweet tasting, thought I was drinking liquified bubble gum. Overall I didn’t enjoy this one, however. Extreme carbonation. Somewhat one-dimensional flavor, not the best.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 When took my 1st swig I was amazed by the taste. A sweet beer with a definate hint of bubble gum. Has a good bite to it for being sweet, and leaves a good aftertaste. The 1st time I had this I had bought two 6 packs to try and ended up drinking them all. It is very easy to find.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark amber with diminishing white head. Fruity, fresh yeast aroma. Some clove in there as well. Slightly roasted flavors. Bananas, orange peel, and somewhat acidic. Nice lace all along the glass. Not bad, but not as satisfying as the tripel.
frankR (144) - Davis, California, USA - JUN 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 Reddish brown in coulor. Aroma is fruity with some yeast spicyness. Lots of complex fruit esters present with a rather dry but balanced finish. Alcohol comes through as it warms, but not in an obtrussive way. Overall quite delicous.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany color with a small head. Aroma is malty with hints of plums and nuts. Yeasty with a dark fruit flavor, hints of pepper and corriander in the finish.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. sweet candy sugar apple, brown sugar. This is a joke right? Poor effort, this isnít a double.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel, coffee, citrus, hoppy initial sip. Nice head out of bottle. Complex mixing of flavors to give it an original flavor and full body. I like this one much better than the Chimay Red. Very nice beer. Thanks Phillybeer for this terrific substitution.