belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice toffe nose with a hint of caramel. Caramel comes through slightly in body with enough sweetness to balance the 8%. A very smooth beer.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, dare I say it, ’lighter-style’ Dubbel. I’d expect a more complex flavor profile; and possibly some more body. Nice aroma (slight cork), great ZESTY head, deep copper-brown color. Flavor is as expected, but the yeast doesn’t offer a whole hell of alot more. Balanced well. Enjoyable. Very nice overall.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great head and color. Sour and yeasty.I thought this was an excellent beer.
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great yeasty tartness in this beer. I am quite sensitive to beers that finish overly sweet, and the yeasty tartness diffuses the sweetness present perfectly. Not exceptionally complex, but a tasty treat, with a very satifying finish.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep red-brown colour, with a nice fluffy head. Aroma of dark malt and a bit of cherry in there aswell. OK flavour, quite malty and a decent body, sweetish at the start and the slightly bitter in the end and a touch of sourness, i thought it was OK.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear ruby color with a big, chunky head. Nose is malty and quite sour. Flavor is rich and earthy with lots of malts and caramel.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ML bottle: Pours with a thick foamy head and a ruby color. Bready/molasses aroma. Very malty taste, almost to an extreme with little hop taste. Finishes dry.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 6, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great dubbel.
hazy amber brown color with a lot of particles floating about.
rich taste of plum, other frut, nuts and spices. its like a rum-soaked fruitcake.
sweet but with a floery hoppiness and yeasty flavor.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Wow. I disagree slightly with Issoroku, in that I think this has substantial earthiness. Very very good, neither too fruity, too effervescent, or too thin. That said, the fruitiness is very sweet, with, as others have mentioned, slight cherry tartness. The pretty clear alcohol finish, almost too clean, is a distraction, and the brew becomes thinner. Too bad the finish couldn’t be a bit more substantial. Rerate: Had to drop it a bit...it does become thin, strong, with lessening flavor when warm.
Bov (9333) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ruby colour, creamy head, malty nose, touch of ginger, full-bodied, sweet, long spicy finish - I can’t really enjoy it because I don’t like ginger