JHunter (676) - British Columbia, - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark brown caramel colour with a slim brown coloured head. strong sweet aroma of brown sugar and caramel. flavour has strong dried fruit medium carbonation and a light alc. in the finish
jamesewelch (99) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Very malty, sweet, caramel, toffeee
Appearance: Brown, clear, off white head
Taste: Heavy Sweet
Palate: Light body, oily texture, very dry finish
Overall: Very malty. Not a lot of Belgiany yeast or aromas. Almost like a dubbel, but not quiet. No hop presence, just pure maltiness. If I was blind tasting, I’d never guess it was a Belgian beer because of the maltiness. Very dry finish.
RCx240 (99) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours coppery amber. Thin, foamy white head. Aroma is toffee, clove and raisins. Taste is sweet, rich toffee, wheat, plums and a touch of raisin. Finishes with notes of clove spice, and a faint alcohol heat. Rich and full bodied, slightly sticky, very soft carbonation. Not bad, but a bit overwhelming.
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottle .. aroma of toffee and raisins. Poured a nice hazy brown color ... looked like a dubbel. Taste was similar to the aroma, though quite sweet and almost a creamy texture. Overall OK, but in the league of the good Belgium beers .. I wouldn’t buy again
HonusWagner (1638) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nutty, slightly fruity, sweet dark belgian ale, something like a dubbel but without the pronounced estery notes. Interesting, but nothing special.
malrubius (1928) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brewfest. Dark brown with ring and a little lace. Nice caramel and spicy herbal aroma with dark bread and a touch of alcohol. Very sweet and very fruity with caramel and cherry and some tobacco bitterness with a touch of cough syrup and alcohol. Medium full body and decent medium soft Belgian palate. Too fruity and sweet IMHO. Still pretty good.
jgb9348 (4921) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep muddied brown coloured body with a light copper and ruby glow and a very thin, fast-dying tan head, only a layer thick. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, raisins, malt, earth and a touch of figs and unfinished wort. Full-bodied; Rich caramel and malty flavours dominate with some pungent earthiness and a lot of pit fruit flavours right behind showing prunes, raisins and figs. Aftertaste shows a nutty flavour with hazelnuts and pecans along with a definite citrus characteristic. Overall, a very rich and malt heavy beer with some good flavours, but not as robust and complex as I would have liked. I sampled this tall (canadian style) 22 ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom - Eye Street), D.C. on 14-September-2014 for US$9,99 sampled at home in Washington on 10-October-2014.
nuplastikk (4807) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Filtered amber-orange. Not much of a head. Sweet, but not overbearing, and in a lot of ways very smooth. The yeast isn’t out of control or unruly like a lot of newer US examples. Almost has a maple syrup smoothness. Really mellow, enjoyable. Notably clean. I’d love to try this beer on tap.
AgentAle (889) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is plum, apple, Belgian sugar and yeast. Taste is quite sweet from fragrant fruits and sugar candy, warm liquor finish that is surprisingly smooth. Appearance is a hazy amber/orange with some fruit sediment suspention.
a_sully (182) - - JUL 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown colour with almost no head. Aroma of toffee and raisins. Taste is sweet and matches the aroma.
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Masterkush7 (575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
. Aroma is toffee, dates, raisins, plum, Belgian yeast. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, medium-full body, sweet and fruity on the palate with a little booze bite on the finish. Taste is toffee, dates, raisins, caramel. Great to see a BC brewery doing a decent Belgian!
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