tylerss20 (101) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought a bottle at Jasper’s in Nashua. This is a pretty tasty brew. Pours deep tea brown, with a little tan head that dissipates quickly. Not a whole lot of nose. Tastes pretty sweet, I got a little fruit and almost candy-flavored. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but overall quite good.
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, 100th Belgian beer rated - Finally, I hit 100 beers from a single country other than the USA. It had to be Belgium, the small nation that’s been a giant in the world of brewing for centuries. They make such amazing beers. This one pours dark clear amber with a light tan, dissipating head. The aroma is a light caramel malt that gradually becomes more apparent as the beer warms. The flavor is of sweet caramel malt with chocolate and dark fruit notes. It’s definitely one that should be allowed to warm to cellar temperature or higher as it seems like a very simple beer. That’s best for most beers, but for this one it seemed to make an even bigger difference than usual. The finish is mildly dry with a hint of alcohol.
note666 (1270) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 330 ml. nice darkbrown reddish colour. bit of creme colored head. taste is nice, sweetish.
tarc (47) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really liked this beer. Complex, flavorful taste. Very smooth finish. perfect carbonation, nice light tan head, sweet but not too sweet.
BeerFanDan17 (1092) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(cleaning out my beer bottle collection as pictured in my profile and utilizing ratebeer.com)
As I recall, this was an excellent double. Although Grimbergen has become increasingly overpriced by the bottle in beer/liquor stores, they make an excellent prodcut. This is a complex double of fruits and spices.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was quite tarty and sour - apples, chocolate and cherries come through. Not really my cup of tea, but a good beer of its kind.
Strykzone (7018) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown body with a nice soapy tan head. A delightful aroma of sweet malt, lots of fruit, and yeast. A sweet candy flavor that offers complex fruit and some caramel. A tart fizzy carbonation. A fun beer to sample.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with medium brown head. Aroma of chocolate malt, toffee and cloves. Sweet taste of fruits, banana, chocolate and caramel.
Unique69crazy (120) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Delightful chocolate like aroma with a hint of smokiness when the brew is consumed. A very good deep brown color with a hazy tan head. Tantalizing tart with a familiar taste of bittering hops used. Tasted like it needs a bit more time to condition, but nonetheless, it a high quality beer that can be enjoyed by all.
roebuck (45) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Palm Tavern. Pours a brown-red. Smells of sour apples and tastes almost the same. A bit sharpe and sour to enjoy all the time, but glad I tried it.