mattyb83 (733) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours deep red with a small slightly off white head. Dark fruit in the aroma with some burnt sugar as well. Nice flavor with dark fruit, spice, some chocolate too. Pretty good beer.
DalzAle (1736) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler pour. Clear dark amber pour, medium carbonation and a nice rich candi sugar aroma. Mouthfeel starts out slick with raisins, brown sugar, plently of rich malt and finishes spicy and slightly peppery. Been a while since Iíve had a good dubbel, I liked this one (and even moreso considering the low growler price.)
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cherry-wood brown, with sparse carbonation and no head to speak of. A thin ring of foam clings to the side of the glass and provides sparse lacing throughout the pint. Sweet caramel malt and mild tea in the aroma.
One sweet tasting beer. I think it has a dark candi sugar flavor that dominates. A little caramel malt and rough grain in there too. Mild tart fruitiness, yeast, and a hint of black pepper in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, smooth, but too lightly carbonated in my opinon
Nuffield (3348) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, still-looking, chestnut red color. Yeasty, bready, with malts, not really bubble gum but something suggests it to me. Reminds me of the backstage smell at my old high school theater. Not super fruity. Palate: tingling, unremarkable. Decent. (on tap at brewpub)
Stine (1434) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Deep, refined amber color with a beige head that dies a quick death. Aromas of banana, clove, and alcohol. Oaky fruit flavor finished with a lemon tang and a rummish burn. Less robust and more medicinal the second time i had this one.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Fruity aroma and deep amber color. Taste was malty with notes of rasin and carmel. Sweetly balanced. Not too strong and very drinkable. After going through an 8 glass sampler this is the one I ordered a full glass of.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Autumn Brew Review í05: Mahogany pour with thick rich tan head. Abbey-type beer aged in oak. Very sweet and fruity...almost like caramelized pears, plums, and dates. Approaching the too-sweet border for me...almost, but not quite cloying. The oakiness seems to intrude somewhat. Not their best offering at this years festival.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Autumn Brew Review.They have aged it in French Oak Barrels for some stupid reason.It still maintained some of the carameland fruit flavors but they were muddled with the Oak and it wasnít for the better.Not bad at all but ...
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear mahogany, little head. Very dry and fruity, woody, and a bit sweet. Very sticky and creamy.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at the brewpub: Clear rustic red with a densely fluffed cap of light tan foam sitting about half inch thick. Lacing drizzles all sorts of spots across the glass.
Aroma is a bit light but clean of dullish fruity malt inticing some fine pear, cherry, and apple bubble gum candy.
Taste is soothingly sweet with a firm steady flow of dullish candied fruit inspired malts. Caramel infused pears, apples, and a light cherry kool-aid stay present within a very simple creamy medium body. Its overall carbonation is seemingly low so it stays pretty firm with a bit of sticky/chewyness to it. Tidbits of raisin sweetness and molasses tang emerge later as it warms adding some nice little nuances.
When I read the description on the beer menu I wasnít sure what it would taste like or if Iíd even like it. But once I sipped and smiled there was no other place to go but raise an eyebrow and say to myself, " Hmm, this is pretty good." Which it was.