wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby body with little carbonation and a quickly diminishing off-white head. Sweet malt aroma of raisins and pepper. Light hops and yeast. Moderately sweet start followed by moderately bitter finish. Alcohol is pronounced.
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty Belgian ale. Aroma is nice and complex with hints of raisins, spice, and alcohol. Pours up big fluffy head that is mostly diminishing. Beer is burgandy colored and exhibits light lacing. Nice complex flavor to compliment the aroma. Almost excellent.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comes around with a nice ruby copper tone and a nose full of brown sugar, raisins, and yeast. Decent head, some fine microbubble sheets form on the side of the glass. Beginning
is a shade on the sweet side, but rounds out into a slightly sour ending which is quite nice. It has Trappiste overtones, but it's not quite as complex. Good, but I find myself searching
for more flavors that aren't there.
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A very dark reddish brown color with a big light foamy brown head. A pepper and sweet malt aroma. Smooth and rich flavor with earthy malts and some dark fruits.
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Nice malty full flavored aroma. A welcome break from the poor quality bees I have rated recently. It poured a huge head of light brown small bubbles. When it receded, it left little or no lacing. It has a cloudy dark brown body. It's flavor is different. It was smooth and no after bite or remarkable fore taste. All in all, it was a good brew to watch the war news on. The bottle is a nice brown ceramic flip top container.
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark amber color; generous head. Some malt, caramel, liquorice nose. Same impression in the mouth, lacking a character and some more bitterness; a bit astringent in the beginning, sweeter when more oxydized. Not my favourite Dubbel.
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep reddish brown with lasting tan head. Fruity heavy malt nose.Sweet and heavy with lighter dry finish.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured with a medium head. Slightly sweet malty aroma and taste. Rather bland.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a nice reddish brown body and a semi-thick frothy covering..aroma was a pumpernickle bread bowl of grapes, balck plums, and sugar cane...mellow yeast and grape tart..bready, dark fruits maybe blackberries and plums..sugary..sticky..
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured a very dark amber color and formed a nice very light tan bubbly head that subsided quickly and left some lace. The aroma was of malt and fruit, very sweet. The flavor was of malt, fruit and some spice. The body was a medium and the finish had elements of both the fruit and the spice. The alcohol was detectable, but not distracting.