CapFlu (4482) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Mahogany body. Tinny, malt aroma. Slight malt flavour with bitter finish.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin misty biscuits in somewhat cheap toffee...Dried caramel and a hint of bad cough syrup...This comparison with the Pater Lieven Bruin was quite boring, but I suspect this sample was a bit off...
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Belgian style abbey dubbel pours a deep, ruby red color with a small, rapidly dissipating, off-white head. The aroma is yeasty and fruity with lots of malt and banana accents along with some spiciness. It has a medium to full body with a moderate amount of carbonation. The flavor is malty sweet with a touch of spiciness and hints of yeast and fruits. The finish is long and sweet with full malt flavors and a hint of banana and caramel. Smooth. A good dubbel, one of the better American attempts at the style.
Reid (1860) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful looking beer when poured into the Chimay "chalice" fantastic aroma and a great taste sensation.
Very palatable and a great American rendition of the classic Belgian Dubbel.
weisinator (67) - USA - MAY 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very aromatic and flavorful (some caramel flavors coming through), deep brown-orange color, with a strong, creamy mouthfeel.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz. bottle with a best-by date of 8mar03:Red/amber; not much head. weak brown ale aroma. smooth flavor, the better side of green bell pepper, honey and a slight oxidized/papper-y flavor, slight tho'....This bottle is OK but it hasn't aged in a "supergraceful" manner either. I'll bet it tasted awesome on march 8th....
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brown color. Large head. Aroma is bready, bubble gum and cherries. A medium bodied abbey double. Malts are fruity, sweet and cokkish. Hops are citrus and spicy. Fruity, cherries, raisins, orange, banana, cloves and figs. Well balanced. Very drinkable. Very nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. There is a touch of alcohol bite in the aftertaste. Nice beer.
beerbastard (675) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brown, Sweet Fruity aroma of brown surgar, clove, banana, and bread. Creamy and warming. A great deal and easy to find.
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - APR 14, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I think it is just my taste, but I found this brew to be awful. I think that I am not a Belgian style drinker, so take my words with a grain. I could not even finish this brew. Normally I am a big fan of New Belgium brews, but this was not one I could stomach.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
good wheat/yeast aroma. Dark red cloudy body with good white head. wheat and yeast flavor. Meadium carbonation and creamy texture.