biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Had this on tap in New Orleans at a bar called BeerFest. Poured a deep brown with ruby highlights. Aroma is of dark fruit and caramel. Flavor is the same with hints also of chocolate and toffee. Mouthfeel is very good. Drinkability is pretty high on this one as well. Good stuff. FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Pours a deep brown that becomes a lovely ruby red when held to the light. Medium sized tan head that dissipates at a moderate rate. Potent nose of plums, figs, cloves, and other herbs and spices. Fruity taste like brandy or perhaps port wine. Sweet and fruity finish. tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2008
On tap at Ølbaren. Dark brown color color, beige head. Aroma is sweet and belgian. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel. Good, but not complex and very interesting. tylerss20 (101) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2008
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 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2008
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 (1304) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2008
bottle 330 ml. nice darkbrown reddish colour. bit of creme colored head. taste is nice, sweetish. tarc (47) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2008
I really liked this beer. Complex, flavorful taste. Very smooth finish. perfect carbonation, nice light tan head, sweet but not too sweet. BeerFanDan17 (1121) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 29, 2008
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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
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 (7482) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2008
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.