pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 L bottle (extra appearance point). Sour bouquet (had to hold my nose on popping the cap). Pours dark with good head and lace. Sourness bites on first sip, but gets better with each sip. Cherry and chocolate linger after the tartness passes. Alcohol is buried under the tartness.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown body with a thin tan head. This is practically more of a Flemish sour ale than a dubbel or trippel. Sweet and tart cherry aroma with some aged oak. Body is dry and sour with some yeasty complexity and a dry finish, which helps to hide the alcohol. A very unique brew, but kinda misclassfied. Thanks to slob for sending me the bottle.
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown body with an ok head. The aroma has a bit of apples in it and a slight tartness. There's a nice touch of caramel and it's a little sweet. It's tasty, but I can't say I was overly impressed with it.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very unique Belgian. The aroma is spicy, with a very dark murky pour, and a HUGE head. The taste is strongly medicinal with a strong alchohol bite, spicey and herbal, tart and citrusy. A nice mixture of several Belgian styles.
Suttree (6070) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The commercial is an accurate descriotion - combines the malty sweetness of the dubbel with the dry hoppins of the triple. Interesting and drinkable. I liked it. Sampled at the 2004 Southeastern Ratebeer Gathering, Atlanta.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This really is somewhere between a Dubbel and Trippel! Appears like a classic Dubbel, with the aroma somewhere between a sour lambic and spicier trippel. Make sure to get the full aroma before tasting, as I was shocked by the sourness and white wine taste at first. Picking up the scent led to the remaining sips that matched the aroma. Mimimal carbonation and moderate mouth action. I'd love to see other brewers attempt this fine hybrid. However, it is hard to believe they'd do much better.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sour beer. Very malty. Very sour. Is it supposed to be this way? Fruity with Cherry and Rasberry. Interesting brew.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure what to make of this. Is this supposed to be this sour? Has a lambic nose with hints of Cherry and Rasberry. Some of the dark maltiness comes through as well. Pours dark with a nice tan head. Very malty beer with sourness dominating. Some of the dak malts come through the malty sourness. There is a sweetness component there, but not quite enough. Interesting brew, but not for those who are not into the soured Belgian styles.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky dark brown hue with very nice tan head and some lace. Aroma is sort of fruity lambic with some sour cherry, wood, dusty yeast and light Belgian candi. A soft yet lively beer with a balanced tart fruit and sweet malt flavor combination, minor yeast undertone. Full-body with a nice mouthfeel. I liked this beer as it pushed the envelope within the genre, try it once.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky dark, slightly red. Nose a bit musty, some sweetness there. Is sugary and sweet up front, has a fruity sourness. Finishes mildly smoky, some tobacco. A very interesting mix of flavors.