crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#800!!!! Poured a medium brown hue with a tan head which had great retention. Aroma was midly sweet with cocca and dried fruit notes. Flavor was complex, with sweet cocca notes a nice mild coffee presence, and some fruit notes mainly raisins. A nice carbonated feel and mild alcohol in the finish.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle: pours a light chocolate brown colour with fizzy head. wonderful aroma of sweet toffee malts and darkish fruit some roastedness also and sweet spices very complex aroma. flavour of wonderfully light roasted coffee and fresh picked fruit with the sweet spices from the aroma. the aftertaste of the fruits stays around and i am glad.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful deep red color with a fluffy white head that lingered the entire time I drank. The aroma was POWERFUL and complex: I noticed vanilla, coffee, and strong hops. The flavor was equally powerful, making this beer less drinkable then I had hoped. The finishing taste stayed on the pallet long after the gulp. I can say that is a very good beer, but not a beer that anyone would drink in vast quantities, simply because the flavor is too big and overwhelming. In summary, an original tasting Belgium beer, but not great. Cheers.
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and with a bit of a cough...
Aroma is fruity, with a freshness not found in the to stronger rochefort’s. The taste is fruity, with a shipload of fresh berries, some chocolate and a very faint hint of alcohol. It ends quite dry and quenching, with a slight ’tang’. A bit thin, but only if you compare it to it’s stronger brothers. Otherwise it might be described as thirst-quenching... A very lovely beer in its own right.
benpickens (425) - Camarillo, California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy brown with a frothy long lasting head and medium carbonation. Aromas of cider, cola and apples. Sweet and malty with an unusual acidic effervescent finish.
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a smooth brown color with a medium tight head. Aroma of sweet malt,drk fruit, brown sugar, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is rich and sweet with notes of citrus and sweet toffee. Finish is dry and sweet. Excellent beer
entropy1049 (40) - Oxford, Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown and muddled with a big creamy beige head that sticks around for just a wee bit.Aroma of bananas, carmel, and roasted malt. Well carbonated and not too heavy in the mouth. Spicy, almost peppery at the start with more banana (though not as much as the 8 or the 10...); fun alcohol warmth but not much of the other alcohol disttactions...Nice, but not as nice as the 8 or the 10...
DSG (7625) - Tel Aviv, - FEB 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2010 Re-rate 11/1/10: Bottle at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Hazy orange with a white head. Fruity aroma with a bit of yeast, a bit of candies and alcohol. Sweetish flavor with some malt, a bit of caramel, honey, some graininess, some fruits and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied. 6/3/6/3/13=3.1
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruity, brown sugar, some licorice, and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is sweetish and fruity. A bit of a spicy finish, with very little bitterness. A medium body. Nice, not very strong, and easy to drink. 7/4/7/3/15=3.6
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy caramel, off white head. Aroma is grass, bread, fruit, slight pine. Flavor is bread tangy wheat, fruit, earth, molasses. Lovely.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright brownish red with persistant light tan head. Sweet aromas of dried fruits and malt. Flavors of slightly smokey malt, a touch of hops, and plenty of sweetness. This did not have the weight I would expect in a dubbel, and left me wanting more body. It was however very smooth with pleasant intense carbonation. A very interesting beer that makes me want to try the 8 and 10.