Alemax (16) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of vegital sweetness, caramel, roasted malts. Tastes of raisins, honey, caramel, lingering funkiness, some cheese notes.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color with a decent off white head. Strong caramel notes with a hint of various fruit and spice. Complex flavor. Raisin’s, various fruit, and spice in the flavor. Not the best Dubbel, but a decent try from Abita.
LiMuBai (136) - - DEC 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Full, chestnet, foamy head. Spicy/Citrus-like aroma. Maybe a hint of blueberry? A cloudy dark amber color.
I tend to rate the higher ABV’s a little lower than others. A bit on the heavy side, with a firm alcohol finish, but a solid beer. Abita rarely disappoints.
VT (1181) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
660 ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby brown with a short lasting white head. Smell is salty, burnt caramel. Taste is spicy, caramel, burnt toast, not so tasty...Finish is spicy hops, some tartness. Lingering caramel. Light body, sticky mouthfeel. Good, but not a super dubbel...
airrick2003 (313) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: sweet caramel, candy, smells delicious
Appearance: beautiful thick and dark head, beer is brown, slightly transparent
Taste: roasted malt, caramel, slight bitterness
Palate: creamy on the tongue, slight dry hop aftertaste
Overall: this beer looks beautiful with its color and head, smells great too, after that I was slightly let down when I tasted it but still a good beer I'd drink again
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czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from VT and shared with friends. almost clear dark golden-reddish with a decent creamy off-white head, some retention. caramel, fruitiness, some burnt notes, nuts, chocolate, bbq lays *TM, paprika, spices. average carbonation, medium body, nice herbal-citrusy and lightly acidic finish. this brew is decent for sure, but not so close to a dubbel.
Minderbinder (1293) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with low beige head. High lacing. Aroma is of malt, fruits, sweetness. Taste is of malt, fruits, sweetness, sligth acidity. Palate: ligth-medium, quite ligth for an Abbey Dubbel. Overall: Easily drinkable, but nothing outstanding.
raradel (274) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not terrible overall but this is a great style with a product that was a little disappointing. Not a whole lot great to talk about; thin, sour, weak nose. I like other Abita brews and was pumped about this one, too bad.
wilnatp (476) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nose is caramel. Taste is sour. After drinking the first bit of this, the taste seems to mellow out and became less sour.
Bama_Hog1 (35) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice pour with foamy head that disappears a little quick. Good lacing. Aroma is good, but a little light for my preference. Taste is great with hints of vanilla, banana, and big malt flavor! Love it. Also very "clean" tasting with just the right amount of hop after taste for this style.
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