hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Cloudy dirty orange ale with a small, white, fat-bubbled head. The nose is an estery, fruity, malty intermingling of date, plum, fig and dark raisins with a whisper of caramelly praline. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Good balance, flavor-wise, but tangy and thin. Fig-like facet. Lightly tart finish. Bottle courtesy of hankchinaski!
Skyview (5360) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during Dark Lord Day 09 via roving growler at around 7 am. It’s never too early or late for a beer. Pours a semi-clear light copper amber colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of golden grain malt, some light candi sugar, a hint of pear, yeast and a touch of spice. Taste is medium bodies, very light in carbonation with a sweet flavor of golden grain malt with some wheat character, some light caramel, spiced pear and candi sugar. Finish is quite sweet with a quick disappearing golden grain malt with a hint of candi sugar.
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ brew pub. Darker amber in color. Head was small white bubbles that left lace. Aroma is yeasty, sweet candy sugar and honey, a touch of fruity esters. The taste includes fruits as well as some molasses, raisins, and lots of roasted malt. I liked this much better then the Belgian triple. It maybe a bit sweet for some people but not if you like malty brews. I would buy this again.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark ruby with a little hit. The smell is one of sweetness--both dark and tart fruits. The taste includes fruits as well as some molasses, raisins, and a bit of roasted malt. The body is medium and sweet, with a little bit of tartness coming in. Drinkability takes a little hit, as this one is a little too sweet, but overall a very nice representation of the style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-04-2009
sonnycheeba (4536) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear amber with just a trace of thin, fizzy white head. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, plums, dates, floral hops, light woody notes, and some toast. Flavor is sweet, bready malts forward with supporting toffee, floral hops, and dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
snoworsummer (3769) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy light brown. Smooth and malty. Sweet, caramel flavor. Medium body and low carbonation.
LilBeerDoctor (3567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours brown with a very small head. Aroma of booze, caramel malt, raisin, and bready pudding. Flavor is a lighter version of the tripel with more malty notes, fruitcake. Definitely an underwhelming dubbel.
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet breast dough. Raisjns. Grapes. Too sweet. Tap at brewery. Not my cup of tea.
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color pour with an off white head. The aroma was dominated by sweet candies. The taste pretty much followed suit and was dominated by sweet Belgian candies.
Imaena (2128) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drought. This is not a great Belgian. Its decent enough though - i would go for the ipa of irsih dry stout though.