jde123 (766) - 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 (145) - 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 isn’t 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.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2004 Bottle: Pours a deep reddish brown. Head diminishes after a bit. Banana, Raisin and toffee notes are very apparent. If this beer were from Belgium we would all be paying top dollar for it for sure. Let’s not take for granted our domestic gems, this beer is great!
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2007 Bottle. Unfortunately past best by date (Sept. 16, 2003). Poured a nice amber color, highly carbonated with a thick off-white head. Fruity aroma, slightly on the sour side (perhaps due to being past its date). Rich and complex in taste: maybe a hint of fig, some raisins, a bit of a woodsy taste. Still, a bit of a metallic unpleasantness in the aftertaste. A fair attempt at a dubbel, but nowhere near as good as the real thing. But, to be perfectly fair, I need to try one that’s in date. Still ... not bad.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.BB OCT 22 04. Cloudy with sediment, dark brown/red, small/medium creamy thick lasting head. Seemed to be very lively in the carbonation department. Initial aroma of fresh spiced clove, yeast, banana, caramel apples, and sweet light alcohol. Flavor is wonderful, starts creamy on the tongue, slight dark/roast malt base, spices(cinnamon), banana, apple, pear, and finishes with a lingering yeasty fruity sweet twang. Body is medium/heavy creamy, smooth, and coating. Nice!!