Crockett (1028) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle. #200. Beautiful red/brown with a modest hazy pour. Browned butter coloured, soft small beaded head. Aroma is of dried fruit with a bit of yeast. Tartness is abound in the flavour, rounded with a good malty caramel/toffee with peppery accents. Finish is warming and fruity. Quite nice.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bright ruby color with lots of carbonation. A nice tall cap of head and some extravagent lacing. The aroma has some banana/clove esters along with a sweet molasses malty note, very refined. The flavor is very yeasty & doughy; a little citrusy to boot. Heavily carbonated and a little spice of alcohol coming through. Finishes smooth with tons of yeast. A good belgian dubble, very true to style.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby in color with a lasting fluffy head. Very fruity. Fruity aroma. Really good. Well balanced. Enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice carmel color with a big tan head. Fruity carmel aroma, with some metallic notes mixed in. Malty carmel fruit palate with a little metal thrown in. Easy drinking and not bad.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich pour of dark amber liquid. Initial tall head settles to a taller layer of light tan bubbles with heavy lace. Fruity aromas, with pears, plums, oranges and bananas. Undertones of caramel and light licorice. First taste is somewhat a disappointment after the aroma and appearance. I think I will be taking these words back after this warms a touch. Slow start, but thinks kick in mid quaff. Loads of malt flavors coming through as the lively effervescence reveals itself. Just noticed the lace again, fully sheets the glass. Malt flavors include toffee, brown sugar, lightly toasted malt, modest licorice and rye. Once again I do have to state my preference for malty brews. Hints of hopsack in te initial sip. Finish seems dry but later the malt comes back and as this one warms a touch of warming alcohol is evident. Carbonation leaves a spicy feel on the tongue. More like cloves than pepper. I am impressed with the brews from this abbey.
Bov (10123) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown colour with a giant creamy head, nutmeg and anis aroma with chocolatey notes, medium-bodied, rounded maltiness, creamy with a touch of finishing acidity, dry malty finish - fresh with lot of character
Earlier Rating: 11/8/2001 Total Score: 3.9
dark brown colour, a superb creamy, slightly brown-tainted head and a beautiful lacing give it a wonderful appearance; malty and caramelish aroma with fine touches of spices, sweet, very creamy mouthfeel and full-bodied, a respectable bitterness before a long malty and spicy finish - character and balance for this good brew
oli (108) - DENMARK - FEB 29, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this was a magnificent beer.This poured with a massive white head that lasted alond time.A lovely rich body which was well balanced-fruity,spicy,bitter with a great lingering aftertaste.I love this beer!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a small white head. Caramel nose along with a nice blend of floral hops and malts. Flavors consist of coriander, caramel, sweet malts and a hint of liquorice. Nice balance of hops as well. Full bodied with a spicy palate, and a pleasent finish of hops.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper to ruby in color with a small off-white head.malty/bready/yeasty aroma with mild alcohol notes.malty,fruity in flavor with some warming alcohol palate,gets fruitier as it warms.A very mild drinking dubbel.
jfm (1724) - Holbĉk, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep chestnut color with a beige head. The taste is mild and sweet from the malts. Has a hoppy spicyness and a slight bitter finish.