SpringsLicker (3235) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 Mahogany color that an average sized head can be coaxed from with a good pour. Nice complex aroma of malt, dried fruit, and yeast. Full well rounded flavor. Not a bad Dubbel.
I dropped it a point each on palate for being thinner than some Iíve tried since and a point overall.
jefcon (1472) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite New Belgium beers. The yeast provides a nice underpinning to both the aroma and the flavor. There are combinations of apricot, apple, and banana to both. Tastes light and sort of sweet without being sugary. A very well-done bottle fermented double.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, mostly clear with a fluffy tan head and good lacing. Sweet caramel, figs and spices (nutmeg?), vinous, a bit of chocolate, mostly dry finish - this is a very nice Dubbel!
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice off brown color with sun dried fruit nose. Great balance of flavors with hints of raisins and carmalized sugar. Not too much carbonation, nice clean finish.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very tasty and refresking Belgian Ale, well balance aromatic brew with fruity smells and equally fruity taste. Brownish in color with and full bodied taste and moderate carbonation.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looked like a Coke when it is in a mug. It has a soap sud head to it. A unique taste, I donít know whether I like it or not. I like New Belgiumís Flat Tire better.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, red/brown. Sweet nose with some coffee, chocolate, yeast, and odd metallic notes. Interesting flavors come through that arenít suggested in the nose--apples, some red wine, only a light sweetness. Some notes of chocolate, dry coffee. Medium bitter finish.
grat (433) - 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.