jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely gold, with only a slight haze. The white head lasts well. There is an AMAZING aroma of malt & spice. Not as full bodied as I expected, but still a big mouthful, fantastic flavour, I found it a touch sweet, but very well balanced. A refreshing acidity comes through on the l-o-n-g finish. A fine ale that is dangerously easy to drink for a 9.5%er.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy, hazy lemon brown coloring. 1" head, lacy and hugs the glass. Crisp, tart, not-too-carbonated. Alcohol taste noticeable. Nice light release. Hint of sour apple.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale yellow with a medium sized white head. Aroma has lots of yeast and some mild spices. Taste is smooth, slightly bitter, with a dry finish. Good but not remarkable.
pforei (338) - USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 Bottle 12 oz. Opaque yellow-amber. Yeast, sweet fruit, and spice aroma with a little alcohol and vinegar. Taste is similar to aroma but with more spice and some bitterness at the end.
Rvrndmaynard (47) - Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The flavor was not at all what i was expecting. Typically, i like beer with less of that hop bite.
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden yellow with fine white head. Yeast, spice, fruit, malt and vinegar. Very fruity, but still very well balanced.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
frothy head lacing the glass, pale and cloudy. aroma spicy. more bitter than i expected but pretty good. evenly-hopped. warming feeling. some alcohol detectable. overall good but could be better.
dmac (5287) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy golden color with a huge frothy white head that one would expect from a Belgium. Aroma was yeasty. This beer had a full mouth feel but was very drinkable. Good but not great.
Rotorhead87 (119) - Temple, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light tan color with a medium, mostly diminishing head. Spicy and slightly sweet.
I was very underwhlemed with this beer. It was good, but nothing like what I was expecting. The overwhelming thought while drinking this was "this reminds of MGD." I have had a Dubbel before and it was excellent, so maybe I was just expecting too much.
nearbeer (4716) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2007 Bottle, Date 11/07/07, maybe 4 years old? Huge head doesn’t fit into glass. Cloudy apple cider color. Nice fruit of the vine + toffee malt aroma. Toffee apple and peppery citrus taste. Creamy palate. Smooth and dry alcohol finish leaves a very nice, large and long-lasting warm spot on my insides.