BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown hue with reddish tint produced a creamy off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma is that of roasted malts, sour fruit, wood, leather, sweet bread and smoke. Taste is crystal candy sweet with an undertone of crisp and lively hops. Dry and woody finish. Mildly acidic as well. Medium-bodied with a dry and soft mouthfeel. An abbey single IMO, malty and sweet taste defines the style but this brew lacked a certain something to take it to the next level. The 8% ABV is very well hidden.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like sour cherry carpet cleaner. A cloudy oaken color to it. Tastes like nut flavored clay. No finish. Too much of nothing at the end for me.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a dark brown with a nice sized, thick head (dies flat shortly after) and lots of lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty and sweet. Reminds me slightly of a wheat beer aroma. The flavor is a little sweet and spicy but very smooth. It is very malty in taste and it finished up with a wheat flavor. Pretty decent Belgian Brown.
madsberg (9530) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2004 Draught: Deep dark amber coloured. Nice brownish head. Not much aroma. Light malty and yeasty. Bland and mild flavour. Some alcahol burn on the palate. Aftertaste is short lasting. Is great with food.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber color with a nice white lathering head..nutty sourness and mild bananaish yeasty tones emerge from the aroma..very smooth mouthfeel with light touches of yeastiness and hints of nuts..smoothest 8% beer out there as far as im concerned..but nothing really stands out.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has a brown body - hue with an accid initial flavor and a light body.
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has a slightly fruity nose. The color is dark red almost brown and it has a beutiful head. The flavor is very nice, very sweet with notes of berries, roasted malt, earth, ending with prickling on the tongue and sweetness. A pretty complex flavor. It is not overwhelmingly "bruin" - but a very nice beer.
NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured the color of a Coke. It had a rapidly diminishing bubbly head that was a light tan. As far as flavor goes, there was no end to it in this beer. It went from fruity to spicy as it warmed. A very good Dubbel indeed.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with a white head. Spicy, yeasty aroma. Some milk chocolate in the flavor...
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cola brown, pouring with a light-tan, big head that diminishes pretty rapidly. Aroma is fairly sweet, tangy spice (including mint?), some dark fruit, hay. Taste is fairly sweet, milk chocolate, fruity, some tangyness. Creamy body, medium carbonation. Interesting combination of smells and tastes, but ultimately, not something I wholly embrace.