Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2007
Brown colored with slight red hints. Little yellow head. Nicely spiced aroma with some chocolate and lemony spices. High carbonation. Flavor is also rich with sweet sugary touch, yeast and biting alcohol, which is still not too strong. Aftertaste dries strongly with some alcohol and yeast. Not very Belgish brew. GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2007
750 ml bottle. Brewed Iced-tea reddish brown coloring. Carbonated and similar in appearance to the classic trappist ales. Sugary, malty, fruity tones a la prunes and raisings. Distinctively dry, sour in body and taste. Interesting ping-pong of taste and sensation from tongue to roof to back of throat. Alcohol a little too present (not sure I complain usually on this front) - would have preferred more balance. Small complaint, though, doesn’t counter-act a solid offering. yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2007
From 75 cL bottle. Pours amber with a crispy white head. Citric and bitter aroma. Malty metallic, vague dried fruit note. Dry fruity/malty and alcohol finish. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Storm. Pours a clear, amber golden with a tall, dense, off-white head leaving some lacework. Aroma of yeast and roasted malt. Quite a full body with sweetish, roasted malt and lots of fruit. Dry and alcoholic finish. 290607 omhper (25129) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2007
Bottled, thanks cquiroga! Cloudy nut brown, average head. Caramelly nose. Sweet and fairly soft with medium body. Mild and spritzy, fruity and lightlyestery. So melon and metal shows up as well. Stays shy of being overpowering and cloying, and is instead mild and laid back. Somehow the flavour doesn’t really cover the whole mouth as in the best Belgian ales.
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2007
Bottled. Hazy amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is sour fruits, nuts and slight caramel. Flavour is caramel, nuts, some alcohol and a bit of licorace. A very smoothly and pleasantly balanced brew. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Sample from 750 ml bottle at the Mondial, Montreal (May 2007). Dark, hazy caramel body with a decent jigger of head, nicely lasting and with thick lacing....wonderfully rich, sweet, decadent aroma, fine herbs and a bit of hardwood smoke, caky and juicy....the body, however, is fairly dry and yeasty-cobwebby, the sugars much subdued....hints of dry grape/wine character grow stronger towards the effervescent, lightly tart finish....quite supple and airy on the tongue, but never for a moment feeling thin or watery....this is quite an interesting take on the dubbel, beautifully constructed and uncompromising, just lovely. TBone (17542) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2007
Bottled 75 cldecaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Hazy nut brown color, small brownish head. Caramel, yeast and fresh vegetables in the nose. Quite alcoholic, feels even higher than 7 %. Caramelly-toffeish, some hops, loads of yeast there. This beer has lost its soul on the way, but drinkable it is.
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 Sampled the night before DLD. Slightly hazed brown pour with off white head. The aroma and flavor are dominated by the yeastiness. The flavor has some dried fruit like raisins as well. Slightly fizzy/foamy for me but a good beer. Carbonation is a bit of an issue for me but the flavor and mouthfeel over come that to make this a solid offering. sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2010 (Bottled, 0.75l) Murky amber color with a small, but lasting head. Lots of sweet, dark fruit, raisins, touch of ash, grainy malt, and some alcohol in the aroma. Sweetish-malty flavor with lots of dried and fresh fruit, lots of ashy yeastiness. Some acidity, and a drier ashiness in the finish. Medium-bodied, quite low-carbonated palate. Too sweet, yeasty and acidic to be really enjoyable. It was not a bad bottle, just a so-so beer.