jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color with a nice whiteish head. The taste is malty and slight spicy.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bonus appearance points for the light grey ceramic bottle. Beer was light brown and clear, small head, some lacing. Malty, lightly sweet, yeasty, some roast, fruity, dry finish. Nice.
jerohen (1980) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red-brown coloured, small head, nice lacing. Malty sweet aroma, some nuts, bit fruity. Malty flavour, some hops, bit spicy. Bittersweet finish. OK brew, but not a very special dubbel. Nice bottle though.
CapFlu (4484) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Deep mahogany body with white head. Slight cask aroma. Flavours of sweetness and marshmellow. Light finish. Good.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium brown color,tall tan head that had some staying power.Malty sweet aroma,slightly fruity and mildly hopped.metallic taste at the beginning and middle with a sweet taste coming through at the and with a mild spice as well.the metallic taste kind of stay's with you for awhile,reminds me of crappy Golden Pheseant from india minus the medicinal side of that brew.The after taste is OK malty sweet,spicey with the same metallicness showing itself again.I guess if i had a choice i'd go for the tripel it was much better and more drinkable then this brew.IMO
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark colour, but not as dark as Westvleteren, white head. Malt aroma, little spicy too. As all the other St.Paul-ales, this-one too has an half flavour: little malt, little watery. Also some pleasing spicy flavours.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy brown w/ slight head. Sweet malt nose (caramel) & some pit fruits. Sweet palate. Malty (caramel, molasses) & yeasty flavour w/ an assertive spiciness & some fruit (plums).
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strange. Red-auburn, thin lacing. Nose is sweet, candy sugars and green raisins, an odd tinge of soap. Soapiness continues in the flavor. Is malty and sugary, with plums and some chocolate. Harsh and somewhat astringent, finish is peppery and tingly-spicy. Picks up a slight clove-banana character as it warms, but some less than exceptional things are happening here. Kinds of tastes to me like somebody added dish soap and gravel to Corsendonk Abbey Brown Ale.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer was very good to start, but the more I drank, the less I liked it. I'm not sure why, because it really wasn't a bad beer. Who knows. Worth a try.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A murky brown color on the pour, the head modest, the texture frothy, with the residual lace a fine sheet. Caramel, sweet malt and a hint of yeast, quite pleasurable actually, sweet start, top middling in its feel to the palate. Strong acidic finish, hops purposeful in their spicy bite, droughty aftertaste and a good beer, like it better than the triple.