changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brownish color topped with a decent sized off white head. Aroma is slightly sweet, with malts and a winey characteristic. Sweet and sugary tasting, somewhat fruity with malt characters. Maybe a little too sweet. Medium bodied. A good tasting beer. Perhaps not my choice if I’m having more than a couple in the same seating. Not the cheapest thing either. Seemed similar to the Chimay Premier Red I had yesterday but if forced to I’d give this one the nod. "
Lubiere (12678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A murky dark brown ale with a thick big bubbled moka head, and brownish sludge in bottle. A light caramel and chocolate aroma, with light cardamom. In mouth, a classy chocolaty malt with juniper/gin overtones, licorice, some metallic iron in finale. Overall, a good belgian brown. Bottle from LCBO X-mas 2005-06. BB 09-05-08.
blutt59 (6469) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
b0ttle, nice head with chocolate and coffee overtones, good consistent follow through, i could drink some more of this
thewolf (11984) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 4, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful deep, deep red with a medium, rather fizzy off white head on top. Aroma is sweet, lots of plums, light oxidation, raisins, some port and lightly spiced. Delicately carbonated, still feeling wonderfully fresh. Flavour starts with a lovely dose of sugary sweetness, some caramel. Then the figs, raisins, plums begin. The yeast is still present as well as a nice dryness. Not oxidized at all. Extremely pleasant and warming - good I have more of the same vintage!
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect pour into my Rochefort goblet. The cloudy dark brown beer creates a dark tan head that crests beautifully atop the glass’s rim. Lots of sediment, lots of lacing.
Aroma is malty and sugary with some spice.
Flavor is full of dark fruits including fig and raisin but also some more tripel-esque fruitiness with boozy apple. Yeast is as usual a big note here, lending earth doughiness.
This beer’s superb mouthfeel is defined by the extremely fine carbonation that creates a luxurious palate without a heavy body.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2009 head dissipates quickly save for pockets distributed randomly amongst surface. wonderful brown color provides interesting and almost shocking (for the color) sharp aroma with esthers present. those aspects of aroma are surprising given low ABV, initial tasting and subsequent also provide little to none of the same in palette. ’round’ mouthfeel has same sharp aspects as the aroma.
Quietman (173) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown.Off-white head.Sweet aroma,brown sugar,dark dried fruit, a hint of citrus.Spicy sweet flavor.Lingering carbonation.Very drinkable belgian ale.Good.
jkwalking05 (4567) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color, cloudy, with a thick off-white head. Aromas are of nuts, brown sugar and yeast. Has raisin, yeast and brown sugar in the taste.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a root beer brown with a sizable, fluffy, beige head that laces nicely. On the nose are raisins, light brown sugar, spicy yeast and candy sugar. The palate is medium-bodied with soft carbonation ending quite dryly. Mildly spicy Belgian yeast, raisins and a touch of brown sugar, finishing dry and fairly quickly. This one is very well constructed and tasty, but there’s something missing that keeps it from being a "Wow!" beer.
blueye80 (1) - USA - MAR 12, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The smell did not really reflect the taste. It was more bitter that it smelled. Still a really good brew.