jakpumpkin (1) - USA - APR 23, 2009 does not count
While not an overpowering beer, the Belgian Abbey is quite complex tasting.
We were able to surmise approximately 5 or 6 different flavors, including citrus, clover honey, cinnamon?, coriander?, and some others we couldn’t quite pinpoint.
This Abbey has a higher ABV and definitely shows with a "kick" within just a few minutes of consuming.
It has a slow start in taste, but then swirls around with a variety of different flavors, and finally finishes with a definite lasting sweet flavor. Not a heavy beer, it does maintain some presence on the palate after swallowing. Definitely a good "comfort" beer for anyone. csaso (2266) - Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Tap - average size foamy head, very dark amber/brown color, malty/raisiny aroma and flavor, some Belgian yeast spice - this is really a Dubbel Ale, not a Belgian Strong Ale as above
bytemesis (8249) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Tap. Pours deep amber-brown with a small tan head that laces well. Spicy aroma with yeast, malt, caramel, brown sugar, and a bit of vanilla. Complex flavor with medium sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, and some unidentified spice. Rich in the mouth. A very nice beer overall. mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
On tap at Faultline. I thought it was a pretty good abbey ale. Color is dark amber/brown, with an small off-white head. Aroma is typical Belgian spiciness. For a relatively high ABV beer, the alcohol presence is completely hidden. A pretty good beer, over all. Ungstrup (37317) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
Draft. An amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of yeast, malt, and caramel as well as a lighter note of phenols. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, yeast, and phenols.
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Draft at brew pub restaurant. Dark brown with light head. Light sweetness, rich but moderate. Reliable and solid for style. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
On tap. Hazy dark amber golden with an off-white head. Sweet aroma of dried, nuts and Belgian yeast. Medium body, sweet dried fruit and a somewhat astringent finish. 250709 JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Sample at the brewpub on 8/10/10. Clear copper pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of banana, caramel and candi sugar. Banana flavor with some pepper and a caramel malt finish. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Sampled at the ale house. A nice brew however it did not have the quality I was looking for. Still it is worth a try. yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild spiced and phenolic. Sweet caramelish, light spiced and phenolic flavoured. Phenolic and dry caramelish finish.