UDBeernut (1842) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bier Markt, poured into snifter
A: light amber almost purple color, nice head with retention, ends in a cap
S; clean smell of sweat malt, spice, and alcohol
T; nice clean taste, dark fruit, slighlty sweat front. Ends dry with alcohol
M&d: decent mouthfeel and drinkability..
luttonm (2419) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle in Seattle. Pretty and rich brown, good head. Sweet dubbel, really a terrific aroma that reminds of Belgian browns and old ales. Some tart red fruit, balanced alcohol and leathery notes. One of the better American versions of a Belgian style. Tasty.
jamestulloch (1562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Velvety red body with a thick, lasting beige head. Great lacing. Aroma of toffee, strawberry syrup, wood and creamy malt. Flavour of red apple, salted caramel and yeast. Full body with a creamy mouthfeel. Light carbonation. A brilliant, complex beer.
lukin (493) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Dark ruby colour, large fluffy head. Sweet, fruits and apple, honey, caramel, belgian yeast. Pretty good.
siennaemerson (19) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ommegang really captures that abbey ale essence. It compares nicely to Chimay red. It has all the soft ale-fruit taste, like hints of apple and banana, with a nice moderate hoppiness, and cloudy brown color.
piscator34 (1995) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml corked and caged. Ruby in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of sultanas, toffee, and dried orchard fruit. Strong toffee-ish malt flavor along with red apple, and herbs. Light bodied. On point style wise, but a touch fruity for me.
rjmc64 (14) - Deer Park, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours medium brown with a big fluffy had that dissipates quickly. Nose is dank and musty. Rapidly evolving flavors from honey to fig to toffee. Semi dry finish.
UXO (395) - CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear amber-brown with one finger of loose light tan head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is boozy dark fruits - raisins, figs, dates - toffee malt, faint spice. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, slight sour. (6/10) Medium body, prickly to moderate sustained carbonation, warming finish. (4/5)
I’m a little puzzled by this one - I was expecting something a little more polished. The alcohol, for example, is immediately apparent on the nose, and there’s a bit of sour in the finish that I’m not entirely sure should be there. The bottle looked a little chewed up, so it’s possible I ended up with an old or badly-handled one. I may need to re-review this later, possibly from a proper corked 750ml bottle. (11/20)
StefanSD (2188) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a roan brown color with a medium sized beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with toffee and spiced fruits. The taste was caramel and green apple. The palate was thin and disappointing. Finished short dry. Overall: meh
commonshawn (444) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big corked bottle from four firkins. Dark mahogany with slightly tan head. Funky sour raisin, sweet date nose. Extremely smooth. Sweet with slight tartness, finishes warm and raisin. Delicious.
Carlisle (88) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque brown with thick tan head; a lot of fine carbonation with substantial lacing. Sweet plum and grape aromas with hints of cherry. Sweet fruit--plum, cherry, and raisin--followed by a finish of deeply toasted biscuit with nutty notes along with slight bitterness.
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