whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fizzy bronze body with a silky beige head. Alluring aroma of green raisins, plums, cherries, and dark, caramelized candy sugar. Medium-high sweetness with some nice, fruity, leathery depth. Sticky, malty, foamy mouthfeel. Nice dubbel that lacks the tired out cocoa notes found in so many American versions of the style. Nowhere near in league with Rochefort 8 or 10, but not bad for a beer that serves as a yeast starter for its legendary bigger brothers.
ABUSEDGOAT (2265) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The initial aroma was DOMINATED by strawberries or rasberries. After that it was more just like a typical spicy Belgian ale. Poured a thick brown body with a moderate head. The flavor was somewhat sweet, but overall didnít feel that well balanced. The flavor wasnít as good as other Belgians that Iíve had but this was still a nice brew.
Lunkie (1362) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong amlr aprice aroma. Cloudy brown colour with good head and lacing. Malt flavour with spice and flowers. Smooth palate.
TomT (18) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The lesser brother of the Rochefort 8 and 10, which are both world class beers. This being said, this beer would still beat many an abbey ale or similar. Generally, the 6 is somewhat "blander" (even though this term is inappropriate) than its cousins but shares some of their characteristics: hints of caramel, coffee and chocolate. Not very easy to find.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Celebrating the end of my exam marking season with a damn fine dubbel. Wafting aroma of sweet malts, a tempered flavour of sweet chocolate with a slight fizzy feel to it, minutes after thereís a fantastic subtle nutmeg still lingering. Not full blooded, even for 7.5%, but a well rounded and enjoyable dubbel.
UnsofistaCat (229) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At what point should price begin to influence score. Many would say never, rate the beer on its own merits. But the rest of us in the working class find it hard to shell out 9 bucks for a small bottle of ale. I mean its beer for godís sake, the same brown stuff that the Romans used to scoff at the barbarians for swilling. Did the ale have a great nose of apples? Yes. Did it have a sweet caramel cream and wine taste? Yes. But whereís the finish? Rounds out poorly for the price.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 28, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2006 Pours a light caramel brown color, small white head. Aroma is spicy, i cant pick out hte individual ones. Flavor is sweet, lots of belgian yeast, a little acidic. Honestly, I find it kind of boring.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle. Pours copper caramel with red hue and thick, generous, foaming tan head that bubbles and laces all around the glass, even after the last pour. Aroma is sweet malty caramel. Taste is with light yeast, dark fruit and malty oak. Very soft, smooth palate. Almost watery, but flavor and slight sticky, creamy feel rounds out the mouthfeel. Alcohol warms the belly and is the only indication of alcohol that is otherwise completely hidden. Final pour was more hazy with a nutty finish at the end of the bottle.
1FastSTi (3270) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Chuck! Best by March 11th, 2009. Pours to a mahogany colored body with a thin white head good lacing. The first pour was clear, the last was murky. The aroma is spicy, malty, belgian yeast, tobacco, floral. The flavor is much of the same but falls flat compared to the aroma. The palate is medium bodied but is watery.
MIBRomeo (2481) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
best by 3-11-09
pours a brownish amber color w/ a huge huge tall creamy off white head. Smells of the belgian yeast and raisens maybe a touch of plum. Palate is fairly light ok coated pretty middle of the road. Flavor is fairly light sweet light carmel hints of apples and plums... to light.