Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 22, 2007
Bottled. A red/brown beer with a medium sized and fast disappearing light brown head. The aroma is quite malty with notes of fruits and a light toastiness. But is too weak. Sweet flavours with fruity notes and low bitterness. Medium bodied, but feels light for its size. Lively carbonated and the aftertaste is not so long. It lacks something, but after all is a respectable beer. popdoggy (100) - USA - DEC 21, 2007
App: Dark Cloudy Amber, little head, no carbonation
Aroma: Sweet, toffy smell,
Taste: Sweet, Cider, Caramel After tones,
Mouthfeel: Strange and cheeky, syrupy, but crisp at first, metal aftertaste
Drinkability: Fair, Could have several, heavy
sm89walt (2065) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2007
33cl botte. This is one very nice looking beer. It pours a deep ruby colour with a fantasticly fluffy white head that manages to hang about for quite some time. The aromas are rather predictable, but let this not take anything away from it. They’re pleasantly sweet and fruity, rather plummy with notes of caramelised sugar. The flavours aren’t terribly complex but it’s nicely sweet with plenty of caramel and chocolate on offer. A dry finish with a touch of bitterness. Rather drinkable, if perhaps a touch on the sweet side. ha1ag (906) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2007
Bottled from AH. Dark amber color, rich beige head. Lots of yeast and some caramel and fruits. Very boring rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Poured out of bottle dark reddish brown with a small, light tan foam head that didn’t stay long. Aromas of yeast and caramel. The taste starts sweet with caramel and toffee, leading to a yeasty dough flavor and ending in a slight soy sauce like spiciness. The only bitterness seems to come from the yeast, no hop presences detected. The overall feel of this beer is smooth all the way through with a mild mouth and throat warming from the alcohol. Nice beer all around.
janubio (864) - SPAIN - DEC 15, 2007
Served in its own Grimbergen glass, it pours a red to brown colour, brown head that doesn’t hold for too long, and leaves some lace.
Aroma of caramel, fruits, plums and some chocolate, not too complex.
Lighter body than one can expect, and taste of cherries, plums and fruit.
Another average Grimbergen made for the masses and far from the best beers of the style. Or for that matter, of any style Grimbergen makes. mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2007
On draft at Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge, MA.
Chocolate brown pour with a thick head. Strong lacing that clung to the glass. Aroma was very weak. I got some malty notes, a bit of fruit, but not much else. Somewhat disappointing. Flavor was much better - light roasted flavor with some sweet maltiness balanced in. Good brew, but I had higher expectations. TrefwoordPunk (1214) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark amber with a small tannish head. Smell is mainly citrus, not heavily sweet like your average dubbel. Taste is sweet, lots of caramel, candy sugar, coffee (with milk and sugar) and banana. Finish is a bit plane and not that longlasting. I know better dubbels sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2007
33 cl. bottle. Poured hard into a chalice dark brown with a minimal head. Aroma of coffee malts, raisin, apple and spices. Sweet dark bready and toffee malt flavor with a mild spiciness in the back and an underlying fruitiness. Lively carbonation, though seems a bit too thin bodied. Not bad, but like the blonde, this seems like a streamlined recipe designed for mass global bottling and export, rather than an authentically complex abbey style Belgian. Nejhleader (1561) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2007
has a bit of a sweet taste initially, okay body, has a stronger finish, there is better brews for your money.