sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 29, 2008
No 388Beer5000 (6736) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle brown, 330 ml
Appearance: Pours deep rubby red body colour, carbonation of the body is mild, head is slightly off white, almost cappuccino like in colour, foamy to frothy but not that big as in the previous one, quickly decreasing to small and than lasting for a long time.
Aroma: Burned malt, some very thin regular malty touch, burned sugar with very gentle aromatic, a bit flowery hoppy notes, a bit creamy and sweety, some weak aroma of red fruits, plum reminding some bottom fermented Dunkels or Dunkels Hefeweissbiers.
Flavour: Dominated by bitterness, in a quite high level becoming present on palate after the first sip. Strong roasted grains, coffee accents, ash pot and some flowery aromatic hoppy nose, slightly accidic at finish. Alcohol is well hidden and far a 6.5% it is present slightly at finish but all in all is well balanced. Finish duration is medium to long.
Palate: Body is medium, texture is a bit dry and generally smooth, carbonation on palate is medium, finish feel is a bit grainy and chalky, roasty.
330ml bottle. Brown body with a good off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and spicy. Flavor is dark malt, caramel, a bit spicy, fruit and a hint of alcohol. Medium body, well balanced and easy drinkable, but maybe a bit to sweet in the long run. KingGambrinus (117) - Santiago, CHILE - JUL 21, 2008
Has a cloudy dark reddish brown colour with a small but creamy beige head. Aroma starts with that disgusting banana scent at the top, but as you drink you can feel the more pleasant notes of dark fruits like berries and plum, and a bit of toffee and spices. Flavor is mostly bitter and fruity, but the malt is also present. Smoothy and creamy texture, bitter aftertaste. Easy to drink and delicious. spkevin (440) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2008
nice darkred/brown colour. It also has a sweet aroma. Good head. The taste is nice with a bitter finish in the mouth. Liked the Leffe Blond a bit more. cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2008
BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2008
I tried this beer on June 28, 2008 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer pours a slightly translucent dark brown with a long lasting tan coloured head. The aroma was sweet malt and some spices. The mouthfeel is medoim bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is primarily malty, with a hoppy bitter finish, and in between, some peppery spiciness.
33cl, from Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, clear, good head, not a topper, but ok KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2008
Tried at the Belgium Beer Cafe CHCH in NZ. Dark almost black appearance. Good size brown head. Smooth, malty beer with a distinct and strong coffee after taste. Nice beer, but could only have a couple. jmm635 (1017) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2009 Poured a very dark brown, almost black, and very cloudy. Had an off-white foamy head that was long lasting. Beautiful taste - amazing mix of flavors! Very smooth, medium body, and easy to drink. lithilorn (291) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - JUL 13, 2008
dark brown body and tan head. Chocolate and nuts aroma. Sweet and little bitterness in the finsh. A medium dubbel. jredmond (8660) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Threw back a few golbets of this and then found myself chugging pitchers later on in the night. Extremely tasteful abbey dubbel that goes down smoothly.