BillKismet (4138) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Surprised to see this categorized as a brown ale rather than as a Belgian ale... Anyway, this brew hit the spot. Thinnish brown-amber appearance--translucent body, with a slice of head. Spicy root beer aroma and flavor that showcases the melding of brown malt and clovey Belgian character. Full-bodied, evincing a pleasing complexity.Spicy Belgian yeast, caramel and brown malts, all playing in sweet harmonic balance. jb (3412) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Draft at CityWalk in Universal City. This was superb. I’d call this one a dubbel. Clear reddish brown. Heavy lacing. Heavy, pungent brown sugar aroma and malty notes, also dried dark fruit. Palate has the plums, heavy candy sweetness, along with a tartness and a grainy backend. A bit spicy and peppery. Fantastic. SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 16, 2009
draft in la jolla. sweet, malty, nice foamy head. not a bad beer. would have liked to visit the brewery. some vanilla. bread. mjg74 (3182) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Bottle from BevMo. Dark ruby in color upon pouring. Somewhat roasted nose. Some banana from the yeast as well. Roasty up front with a good deal of yeastiness. Fairly sweet. Quite a bit of spice in there. Finish is fairly roasted. I am impressed, much more interesting than I thought it would be. bergstaden (3180) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
Brown with an off white head - Malt aroma with some caramle in it - Good malt body with flavours of caramel and some coffee - Caramel and coffee goes into the finish - This was good
jeremytoni (3083) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2009
From the tap poured brown with a fair amount of head. Nice spicy malty flavor with a quick finish. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 13, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2011 re-rate 3 Feb 2011
Nice brown pour with red highlights and a one inch white head. This beer is easy to drink, but nicely complex with sweetness, vanilla and some spiciness
------ tap at Karl Strauss in Costa Mesa, CA, this beer pours a dark mahogany color with an off white head. The flavor is mildly roasty with some candy sugar sweetness. Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
12oz bottle from BevMo. Pours a very deep copper color with a frothy beige head that left nice lacing. Nose was lightly spiced with some roasted malts and ground coffee notes. Flavor is also very roasty with some faint coffee and cocoa, finishes with a light hop bitterness. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Earlier Rating: 1/5/2009 Total Score: 3.4
On tap @ Hamilton’s. Pours a medium brown with a frothy off whit head. Nose had some dark fruits and a touch of Belgian yeast funk. Flavor was lightly fruity with again a touch of Belgian yeast.
12oz bottle. Rating #49. Very dark amber/red pour, almost ruby with a tan head, really a nice looking brew. Sweet malty aroma, spice (sweet) yeasty belgian thing going on as well. Sweet flavor, a little grape action going on here, light toast. Pretty good. (1486).