Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2008
350ml bottle. Pours a very fizzy oxblood color with a 2 finger head that dies really fast. Nose is grapes and malt – almost smells like a watered down wine. Palate is grapes again, but I’m also getting apricots. Very wine like. Finishes dry. Watery mouth feel and zero lacing. Interesting brew. I prefer the 8 and 10 though. Christian (13823) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
Unclear dark red amber, with a lasting and lively off-white head. Caramel, molasses, some dried fruits in the aroma. The caramel and dried fruit aroma, appears sweetish, but the actual dryness makes it very drinkable. Some licorice and pepper in the finish. brontebeach (184) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2008
Good balance to this beer; could be considered a little on the carbonated side. Not heavy and comes sweet and tastes sticky brown sugar. Long finish that leaves a fizz on the tongue; the balance and afterglow holds up the score. goldbrew (99) - USA - APR 19, 2008
Exceeded my expectations. I was bracing for a rather hot beer with heavy malty and fruit flavor. But this was much more playful and light to my taste. Interestingly, it is *not* a viscous beer at all, not nearly the density of other 8% abv dubbels. Moderate head, not particularly foamy or fluffy as expected. It’s quite a thin mouthfeel drink, which was surprising, but the flavors are intense. Very inviting subtle brown candi sugar aroma and taste potpourri of plum, apricot, fig, very muted raisin and extremely soft spice. Carbonation bubbles hit like tiny delicate pop-rocks on the finish. Very enjoyable and unique. Tranquillity (2508) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2008
Red-brown body, thick fluffy beige head. A bit soapy aroma, malt and flowers. Strong chocolatey taste, long well-balanced bitter finish.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2008
Big drop off from 8 and 10 for me but still great in a more underplayed, relatively mute way. SuperDave (2555) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2008
Pours a hazy light brown with a fizzy medium head. Swwet hops and caramel aroma, with fruits and hops coming through a bit. Flavor is similar, lots of light fruit, apples and bananas. Intial sweetness gives away to hops bitterness and alcohol on the finish. Nice. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2008
Murky iced tea colored pour with a 1 finger white head that fades quickly. Aroma is caramel, dates, nutmeg, apple cider and slight candi sugar. Flavor is fig, alcohol, nutty, banana and apple. medium body. trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - APR 13, 2008
Bottle 0-33 l. Alc. 7.5%.
Bought Super Best Hilleroed.
Brown opaque with highlight brown head. Sweet caramel and hobs aroma. The taste is very much caramel and sweet too. The taste is characteristic but the malts and hops almost disappear. Goba (71) - BRAZIL - APR 12, 2008
Now I know what being a true trappist does to the beer. As it poured the vivid ambar red, with a nice large foam that got quickly to the best size it could have, the arom flew right into me. Inspite of the irregularity, the light beige foam was nice realeasing all aromas it could. There went some fruity, with a little spicy touch, appearing apricot and grapes. Nice malt was going on there too. The flavor was not so intense, but it was very nice. Some fruity, a little banana and a little plum like, a spicy touch to it, and maybe some very weak oat flavor. The aftertaste was soft, lightly bitter, with a nice alcohol feel, with almost none bread tone. Great beer./ Agora eu sei o que ser uma cerveja trapista verdadeira faz consigo mesma. Ao derramar o vermelho âmbar, com uma espuma grande boa que ficava rapidamente num tamanho ótimo, o aroma vôou direto em mim. Apesar a irregularidade, a espuma bege clara estava soltando todos os aromas que podia. Ali estavam algo frutoso, com um toque de especiarias, aparecendo pêssego e uvas. Um bom aroma de malte estava lá também. O sabor não foi tão intenso, mas foi muito bom, frutado, com algo de banana e ameixa, um toque de especiarias e talvez o sabor de aveia bem fraco. O retrogosto foi suave, levemente amargo com um toque quase inexistente de pão. Ótima cerveja.