wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried at PP bottle shop. Did a side-by-side of Rochefort 6 and Westy 6. They are different beers. One is a blonde, one is a dubbel, the comparison isn’t correct. I like Rochefort 6 better this time, but my memory of Westy 6 is better. Light amber color. Fruitier than Westy 6. Malty. Some caramelization. Nice.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
350ml bottle. Pours a very fizzy oxblood color with a 2 finger head that dies really fast. Nose is grapes and malt – almost smells like a watered down wine. Palate is grapes again, but I’m also getting apricots. Very wine like. Finishes dry. Watery mouth feel and zero lacing. Interesting brew. I prefer the 8 and 10 though.
Christian (12716) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear dark red amber, with a lasting and lively off-white head. Caramel, molasses, some dried fruits in the aroma. The caramel and dried fruit aroma, appears sweetish, but the actual dryness makes it very drinkable. Some licorice and pepper in the finish.
brontebeach (179) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good balance to this beer; could be considered a little on the carbonated side. Not heavy and comes sweet and tastes sticky brown sugar. Long finish that leaves a fizz on the tongue; the balance and afterglow holds up the score.
goldbrew (99) - USA - APR 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Exceeded my expectations. I was bracing for a rather hot beer with heavy malty and fruit flavor. But this was much more playful and light to my taste. Interestingly, it is *not* a viscous beer at all, not nearly the density of other 8% abv dubbels. Moderate head, not particularly foamy or fluffy as expected. It’s quite a thin mouthfeel drink, which was surprising, but the flavors are intense. Very inviting subtle brown candi sugar aroma and taste potpourri of plum, apricot, fig, very muted raisin and extremely soft spice. Carbonation bubbles hit like tiny delicate pop-rocks on the finish. Very enjoyable and unique.
Tranquillity (1793) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-brown body, thick fluffy beige head. A bit soapy aroma, malt and flowers. Strong chocolatey taste, long well-balanced bitter finish.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big drop off from 8 and 10 for me but still great in a more underplayed, relatively mute way.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light brown with a fizzy medium head. Swwet hops and caramel aroma, with fruits and hops coming through a bit. Flavor is similar, lots of light fruit, apples and bananas. Intial sweetness gives away to hops bitterness and alcohol on the finish. Nice.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky iced tea colored pour with a 1 finger white head that fades quickly. Aroma is caramel, dates, nutmeg, apple cider and slight candi sugar. Flavor is fig, alcohol, nutty, banana and apple. medium body.
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - APR 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0-33 l. Alc. 7.5%.
Bought Super Best Hilleroed.
Brown opaque with highlight brown head. Sweet caramel and hobs aroma. The taste is very much caramel and sweet too. The taste is characteristic but the malts and hops almost disappear.