SmallOne (79) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A thick taste .. slightly malty. A small taste of alcohol. One of my current favorites.
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Consumed at 50 degrees. Pours with decent white head and smells of molasses. Sweet flavor, but not complex. Doesnít have the body to match the smell and style. Decent beer.
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the tasting room in Ft Bragg and from 75cl. (draft & bottle compared favorably). Big aromas of rising bread dough, peppery spices, and fruit. Nice malty flavor with bitter chocolate, a little piny bite, and an herbal finish not present in the aroma of very faint dried Italian herbs. I donít think there were any herbs in the beer, but the combination of yeast and hops lent a nice herbal quality. More than just a "gimmick" beer meant to attract jazz fans, as I have heard some comment.
votzer (77) - Hixson, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet smelling spice aroma, light brown head that dissipates quickly, rich soft brown color with a hint of orange when held up to a light, light carbonation. unique taste I canít quite pin down but itís a really nice drink. Nice almost heavy (in a good way) spice taste, that stays with you with a warm finish. Iíll be sampling this one again.
BlindGuardianco (77) - - MAR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty beer, mild malty flavour, strong alcohol flavour when warmer, good overall, will try again
firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer makes me want to sing long drawn out jazz songs. It makes me want to drink more of it. This beer is a great example of great Belgium Abbey Ales. Gonna sneak one back to England with me and share with other like minded friends.
ScottB (73) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Not a big fan of this interpretation. While it did have the requisite bananna and other fruit ester notes, there was an annoying funkiness that I canít even really describe. Worth a try, but not a second buy.
jmad (72) - - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured a 12 oz bottle into my tulip glass...
The beer is dark brown color with reddish highlights and a thin, bubbly, tan colored head. The smell is mainly coloa, molasses, fig and spice. It tastes of dates and smokey caramel, there is a bit of peppery spiciness to it and an earthy aftertaste. It feels light, the carbonation is perfect, the abv is hidden well and it has a nice dry finish. This is a quality brew but itís not outstanding. I wouldnít seek it out but would definitely drink it.
haugeberg (72) - - JUL 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought at specks, drank from pint glass. I really like this beer, but I'm not sure about the style. There seem to be very dark roasted malt and possible coffee overtones to this fairly sweet and full-bodied beer. Some tart and fruit-like flavors are hidden in each sip as well. I'm certain to drink it, especially since it supports a wonderful organization. However, I was expecting a lighter, sweeter and less robust flavor.
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Dsnutz (71) - dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a tasty beer, that poured brown with a tan head that dissappated shortly after pour. That was a good buy for7.99.