MattH (659) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ceramic bottle. Dark brown color with an inch tan head. Fruity sweet aroma. Sweet candy sugar fruity flavor.
teddybeer (2473) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl ceramic bottle. Dark brown colour with a frothy and good lasting off-white head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel and toasted malts. Flavour is sweet, moderate to burnt sugar, slightly spicy and bready. The final is average long, sweet and bready. Carbonation is soft. Texture is oily. Body is medium to high.
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle at home. Pours dark brown with hints of mahogany and some red. Very light brown foam, good lacing. Aroma of dried cherries, some plum, spiciness, and light, yeasty malts. Taste profile mirrors the aromaís, with the dried cherries accentuated. Lighter on the palate than I expected, though itís pleasant. Nothing too special here, but pairs nicely with a chicken dinner.
Rasmus40 (12444) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark malty, dried fruit, dark sugar and spicy - orange peel. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 061011
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad, but nothing excellent. Some standard malty and dried fruit flavors expected of the belgian style, but nothing else. Also, very weak flavor for the style, almost watered-down tasting. Iíve had much better.
wekker84 (1750) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel spicy and dry fruits flavor malts caramel spicy fruits and some hops
scottw86 (1139) - Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured pretty much black with a large bubbly light-tan head. Interesting aroma of roasted malts, figs, and fruit with yeast. Taste is smooth and roasted with a lot of fruity notes. Finish has lots of figs and some fruity yeast flavors. A tad over-carbonated. Taste has raisins as well. Overall pretty good.
reebtogi (4520) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 500mL ceramic swingtop bottle poured hazy brown with big beige head and nice lace. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is of roasted malt and nuts. Body is medium as is the carbonation. Is it just me or do beers taste better from ceramics?
DuffMan (7381) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, shared with my brother-in-law. Medium amber brown, average tan head. Aroma is sweet and cola-ish, kind of odd and uninviting. Sweet caramel flavour, watery, sugary and simple. No yeast, no fruit, no spice, just blah. I donít really get this brew, especially given that their blonde ale was pretty decent.
drjay44 (2832) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz. swing top ceramic bottle. Pours a light beige, lasting head, over a clear, reddish brown (SRM 25) body...nose is heavy malts with raisin, fig, brown sugar...taste is raisin, fig toffee/caramel finishing with a hint of allspice...mouth feel medium, carbonation high. This is almost a light take on a Dubbel, but it brushes the Biere de Garde also. It is not particularly distinguished. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6