Nate (3358) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light malty aroma. Copper brown clear with no head. Med body with hi carb. Sweet malty taste up front, light hops finish. Mild alcohol. Tea. Nice after - nutty & a bit sweet.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was a disappointment. Aroma is caramel and flavour is very delicately balanced between cardboard and dishwashing.
Eirikur (338) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - DEC 21, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This brew is very dissapointing. The flavour and palate is flat, in need of something more dominand .
haukur (1019) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 12, 2003
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2003 [bottled;3 year old]light brown oak color. Aroma is of oak and malts, maybe dogshit and urine!? the aroma is awful!!!!. Taste is not that far from a very toned down cognac, considering it´s abv, it´s very poorly masked. Watery mouthfeel with a quite belgium meets altbier feeling.. not special and quite forgettable
JorisPPattyn (7363) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chestnut colour, fully clear; yellowish creamy head, collapsing, lacy. Bit of caramel, dark candi sugar; bit herbal, grassy, slightly hoppy aroma. Taste gives very faint liquorice, even fainter hops. Sweetish but balanced by the hoparoma, however faint. Also the taste of industrial ‘speculoos’, Belgian baking “speciality”. Watery and thinnish mouthfeel; sweet aftertaste. Boring, bland, and hardly different – not better – than not-so-Speciale Palm.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2003 November 2003 and the new Dobbel is there! Let's taste! Fruity (orange, raisin, figs) and a little yeasty aroma. Amber color, beige head, very nice lace. Very sweet, fruity (figs), malty, soft. I like it a lot but I'm afraid after 2 or 3 the sweetsness will get annoying.
argo0 (10423) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is fruity (orange, light berry) sweet, light yeasty. Taste is orange, slightly spicy, but more bland than anything else. Finish is somewhat metallic. Slightly watery.
Ungstrup (26476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2004 [Draft] An amber beer with next to no head and no aroma. The flavor is funny, fresh, with notes of raspberries. It is a little watery in the middle and ends on a slight bitterness with some fruit notes. Nothing special - too thin. I was disappointed compared to Palm Speciale.
pivo (2540) - GERMANY - JAN 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity nose - of figs perhaps. Amber-gold color and a low disappating head. Quick profile with only a medium malt taste and body. OK brew.
diabel (1585) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2003 Rerate 17/12/03: Amber colour, white head, no bubbles. Little bit malty sweet-rotten aroma. The flavour starts malt-sweet and ends malt.
Quite dark amber beer. Very malt aroma and dito flavour.