JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overwhelming aroma and roasted flavor evident in the fisrt sip. Alcohol taste is there but not as strong as you would think for 7.5 ABV. Maybe best described as an Abbey Dubbel light.
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burgundy hue. Aroma of plums, raisins, brown sugar, pears. A little bit of astringency in those dark malts. Burnt fruit, hint of florals…not bad dubbel.
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is really good in some ways, but I was disappointed ultimately. Driven by the caramel and rich malt flavors, the leading edge flavors reveal some fruitiness, and then spiciness, in a nicely layered complexity. There was what to my palate is a sense of saltiness produced in part by the form of carbonation and effevescent tonic water-like body. As I sat with this, I couldn't find the same layering and the flavor started to become a bit "hollow"--where was the depth and length of finish? (on tap, Lowlander, London)
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2005 75cL Bottle. Almost non-existing head. Red-brown colour. Aroma and taste is sweet, spicy, fruity (overripe apple?) and a little alcoholic. Medium to full body.
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A state of the art Abbey Dubbel.Not too sweet though it has a taste of chocolate. Nice, creamy head and a lovely dark, brownish body. Ummm!!!
confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice beer. I tasted it last night in wonderful compagny, so if it looks like it didn't had my head with it, I can't say that i'm sorry...
Sweet, great aroma. May be a little bit too cold, who cares?
Hansen (6575) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Perfect appearance, amber and big lacing head. The aroma was a little perfumed, and that goes for the flavor to, it reminds me of a little bit of soap. Not that pleasent!
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity and roasted malty aroma. Dark brown/reddish coloured. Beautifull frothy head doesn't last long. Taste is sweet, fruity, malty and a bit spicy perhaps. Quite okay. Palate is sweet, moderate bitter, but a little alcholic perhaps.
RichardGretton (4240) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer with a medium forthy head. Roasted bitterness to its flavour with a slightly watery tinge, and a lightly alcoholic aroma. Overall a smooth drinkable beer.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red-amber coloured beer with a big creamy head. Fruity and malty aroma and taste. Rather dry and maybe a very slight metallic taste. Dry aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 12/18/2002 Total Score: 3.4
Clear amber coloured beer with big, light brown head. Slightly fruity aroma, pears, I think. There is also a hint of a malt and rubber in the aroma. Malty taste with a slightly bitter finish. Somewhat lively palate.