Homer321 (4316) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at source. In Miami. Nose is light medicinal. Almost sharpie. Light fig. Taste is better. Just kind of sweet with some alcohol presence. Missing dried fruits and complexity. Very one dimensional. Dry finish.
ACHops (1374) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Abbey Brewing. Pours heavy reddish dark brown, with thick creamy off-white head. Aroma is dark sweet toasted caramel malts, lots of rich figs, leather, oak, hazelnuts. Taste is similar - creamy rich roasty malt, juicy figs and raisins, nice clean bone dry finish. Very light Belgian yeast notes. Well done dubbel, rich and tasty, I enjoyed this.
Ktwse (4099) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours fairly clear brown with low light tan head. Aroma of barnyard, nuts, light toffee, wet wood. Taste is sweet, nutty and herby, rich, burnt butter in the finish. Body is light to medium, smooth with soft carbonation.
Frank (4024) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thereís a ton of fruity yeast character to this one. Itís cloudy dark amber with a long lasting head. Itís got tons of plum, banana and spice in the nose--a real fruitcake of a beer. This is a bit too sweet bit does have a nice toffee malt character and rich, thick texture to show for it. Tasty Belgian. If it was dry, it would be excellent.
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Abbey. Pours a dark amber-brown with an off-tan head. Nose is raisin, nuts, candied fruit, and banana with notes of yeast. Flavor is similar with big raisin and some overripe banana with bits of yeast and dark fruit. Interesting dubbel overall.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours dark amber tan head. Nose/taste of raisin, plum, toffee, caramel. Dryish. Medium body.
Ferris (12892) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Raisin, plum and dark fruit. Deep cloudy brown with a rich beige head. Sweet raisin, plum, dark sugars and yeasty sweetness. Light spice in the finish. Well done.
Ernest (7346) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough), with notes of bubble gum, brown sugar, cardboard, clove.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
EchtBier (2) - Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on tap
Very dark at the bar so hard to see true color but looks correct to style. Poured with nice lace, creamy light toffee head
All the flavored you would expect (raisin, spice etc) but later noticed a taste that couldn't quite discern - maybe a burnt backbone?
Right now not my favorite but full disclosure-just recovering from being ill so taste may be off
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
northropfrye (3295) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An interesting dubbel. Kind of has an herbaceous or anise element in addition to the regular sweet fruity candy malts. Interesting.