DonGregorio (641) - POLAND - FEB 18, 2018 BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 Re-Rate:
Pours with a light brown, thick head with decent retention and lots of thick lacing. Opaque, red-tinged brown body. Aroma of pitted fruits (dark and light), some yeastiness, some spiciness, and vanilla. Taste is a bit metallicy/astringent, with some dark fruits. Creamy mouthfeel, nice carbonation.
A pleasant looking and smelling ale. Looks, aroma and price slightly better than the Grand Reserve (Blue), but if you can find a bottle of the Grand Reserve, go for that, you can thank me later!
Bottle. Hazy copper colour, average to large tan head with good duration. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dried fruits, dates, plums, raisins, dark fruits, light spice. Taste is medium sweet and light+ bitter, caramel, dried fruits, plums, raisins, brown sugar, some pale fruits (apricot). Fruits and spices in the finish. Medium+ body, average carbonation. Soft and balanced. Very good stuff. NikosDal (5) - Athens, Chalandri, GREECE - FEB 14, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2018 Served in a tulip. Medium head. Hazy brown color. Spice aromas. Balanced body with bitter sweet endings. OminouSC2 (1008) - Mora, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2018
Brown color, medium sized brown head. Aromas of caramel, dried fruit, yeast, sugar and spices. Sweet taste with spices, yeast, dried fruit and ripe bananas. ladnewton (2095) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2018
Bottle at home on 12th February 2018. Pours reddish brown with pale yellow foams day partial lacing. Light malt/fruity aroma. Fruity, malty, spicy and nutty in-mouth - hazelnut. Fruits and spices dominate a tangy finish. Zingy mouthfeel and plenty of body. dynamiteninja (1953) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2018
Bottle. Rich red fruit, oak, Belgian yeast, wheat, minerals. Red cherry, sour cherry. Parmesan cheese. Slight acetone. Bubblegum. Corn. Loose off white head. Hazy red brown body. Alkaline taste with a touch of sweetness. Some tartness. Full bodied. Warming. Well carbonated.
panda_brewmaster (235) - Bournemouth, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2018 Aroma of yeast, clove and subtle red wine. Taste is yeast, malt, cola, cherry compote. Burnt sugar and liquorice in the finish. Nice beer overall but a bit ugly in the finish. maciejgmaciej (146) - POLAND - FEB 10, 2018
Drożdże belgijskie, kwaskowość, lekka cierpkość i przyjemny, długi finisz. Fantastyczny dubbel. julesxxl (537) - Cholet, FRANCE - FEB 8, 2018
(brune, nez levure, terreux/miel, bouche mince, fruit rouge (sureau, groseille), ~oranger, browny myrtille, red raisin acide) rf0263 (28) - - FEB 8, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2018 Ottima double. Chimay un nome una garanzia di qualità. Voto personale 9.3/10 lasage (38) - DENMARK - FEB 7, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2018 Flaske. Lidt tåget brun ale. Let skum som svinder til tynd lag. Lidt sødlig mørk ristet aroma. Mørk malt, lidt sød, skummende fornemmelse, chikane gær. God øl, men ikke på niveau med den blå.