jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red-brown with a huge white head. Sweet aroma with dark fruits and a strong yeast character. Hints of spices like cloves. Vinous flavor with that same strong yeast and hints of fruit both light and dark. Somewhat thin.
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2006 The aroma is sweet, vinous, fruity with alcohol, raisons, and yeast. The appearance is a dark red-brown with a large foamy head. The flavor is strong with alcohol but not overpowering. There is plenty of caramel, toasted malt and dark fruit. The palate is slightly thin for the style but about right. The finish is wood like and toasted.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle Pours beautiful dark almost black witha creamy offwhite head that laces the sides of the trappist glass. Aroma is some yeast, and some candied sugar. Flavor is a nice blend of caramel and roasted malts, some plum and raisin as well. Palate is light and airy and pretty well carbonated. Feels good in the mouth. Finishes a little dry. Not bad.
thegreenrooster (4148) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a cloudy brown with a huge white head. Aroma is hard to detect but there are some malts showing up along with a nice whiff of alcohol. Flavor is slightly woody and with an aftertaste of bananas. Not the best Belgian by a longshot but worth a try.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best by 0504: Pour is light clear brown with a thin off white head...smell is sweet with earth fruits, some yeasty wood ande earthy dirt notes...nice aroma...taste is very sweet and prune juicish first...somewhat watery mouthfeel...some bitter hop notes coming out in the finish with a nice building bitterness...this was great before and after the flavor, that is the appearance is good, aroma good, finish good...taste and palate complexity not so much...
bb (8884) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown beer with an off-white head. Light malt aroma with some yeast. Malt and candi sugar flavor - too sweet. Some background fig fruitiness, but not much going on.
Aurelius (5155) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Stinky, sulphury, alcohol aroma. Dry, musky beer, moderately tart, moderately bitter. Finishes off lightly sweet with a woody bitterness. I’m wondering if I’ve gotten a bad bottle or if I’ve got palate shock and the Affligem Dubbel was so much better. That’s saying something, since I thought the Affligem was weak. Good Belgian bottle, fair label, dark brown. Small bottle, in the Val-Dieu Christmas Gift Pack.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
brewtopia 11-12-05. Poured dark mahoganey, small whtish head. Nose was roasted malts. Flavor was sweet sour with raisins. Nice.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown reddish colour with an off white head. Faintly roasted malty aroma with hints of a caramel sweetness. Sweet malty flavor with dark fruit notes.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33) Very dark brown-red appearance. Looks pretty with lacings. Unharmonious flavor. Too sweet and with a slightly sour note. I even taste some metal. Sticky palate.