npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a huge, rocky head. Has a deep red color. Strong scent of red wine, and it delivers a similar flavor. Almost too much effervescence to be really enjoyable, and I tasted a good deal of sourness alongside alcohol and some slight woody tones. Iíll have to try another bottling to see if the sourness is characteristic, or if I got a flawed batch.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 Spicy aftertaste, pleasant nose. Pours a deep reddish-brown with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is candy sugar, malt and dates.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice, smooth drinking beer. Nice head and íBelgian Laceí! The yeast spiciness does tend to hide some of the other flavors but Iíd still get a case if I could.
BuzzBeer99 (81) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! Worth every gilder or Euro. good luck finding this at Walmart. Very close to a much easier to find Chimay(Blue). The monks put out a great product.
demain1099 (39) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2003
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JAN 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good, i would definatly have this again, but not at the $4 price i paid for it.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very powerful banana, yeast and chocolate aroma emminating from a deep brown beer with a frothy, light brown head. Malty with dark fruits and chocolate up front, thin and watery in the middle and dry, spicy and hoppy in the finish. Interesting progression through the flavor profile. Thin body really spoiled this for me - seemed as if something was missing. I agree with Shadallion that Rochefort is vastly superior.
IanMcChouffe99 (40) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A simple but ok dubble.
Not the best, but certainly not the worst.
hackleo (11) - Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
As a classic Belgian dubbel, it reinforces why they are not my favorite beers. Excellent aroma, but the body is thin and over-carbonated. Yes, it should be, I know. I just feel if Iím drinking a 7% alcohol beer, I should get more flavor and body because Iím only going to have one or two.
zyster99 (21) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great example of Belgian trappist ale.