VikingMetalGod (39) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I am seldom disappointed in Belgian style strong ales but this is one of those rare caes. Light color and flavor for a Dubbel style, tastes of grape wine and earth at first and finishes with some brown sugar and...i dont know, something astringent. Not horribly offensive, but a very weak effort in the grand scheme of imitated Belgian brews.
Thebullshornbar (73) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Upon drinking this dubbel seems to be lacking. This beer comes off juicy (grape) with a touch of spice and light esters. The finish is smooth but fleeting
ikigai (35) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark with big creamy head. Carmel coffee smooth flavors. Not bitter and not much malt or hops but good.
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Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent one-finger head from a bomber. Aroma is sweet and malty and taste is the same. Pretty close to the other Belgians I’ve tried, but comes up short in my opinion.
puboflyons (2143) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is mahogany brown with a short-lived off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is more grape-like than malty with a kind of faded earthy hoppiness and muted herbs. The body is medium. The taste has too much of a grape juice quality to it for my liking with buttery roasted malts and a slight dry bitterness kicking in a moment later. The grapes make it taste like a malted wine (NOT a barleywine).
beertholomeus (788) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a thick, creamy khaki head. Malt, caramel, brown sugar, molasses and dark fruity aroma. Caramel, molasses, unfermentable sugars, malt, plum, raisin and some alcohol flavors. Very sweet with a medium body and carbonation. Sugar and caramel finish.
dbhenry (124) - El Paso, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A deep amber color with a nice head, this ale emphasizes its extraordinary malt flavoring, caramel and subtle fruit. The hops are moderate in intensity, allowing the wonderful malt flavor to shine through. This is a truly great ale.
monk191 (929) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice abbey ale. Pours a beautiful dark red with a tan head. Smells like cranberries, cherries and the Classic Belgian. Taste starts out with a bit of maltiness, has some cranberries in the middle, and a nice smooth aftertaste. Some lambic notes throughout, but not sourness. Had in the bottle.
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jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious aroma. Nice taste, definitely fruit notes, raisins and cloves, maybe bananas. I enjoyed this and would buy again.
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 3-27-2013 (Bottle) When poured, this beige head is medium sized, creamy and mostly diminished. The body is transparent, fair amount of lacing, fizzy, lively and fast rising, and the hue is orange. The Aroma is malt, caramel, sweet, fruity, and clove. The Taste is sweet, malty, caramel, and fruity. The Palate is slightly bubbly and this is a medium bodied beer. In conclusion, this beer is quaffable, the ABV is hidden, but I have drank/rated better beer of this style.