DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Deep red-brown with light tan head. Smell of sweet and sour fruit. Flavor isn’t quite funky/rotten, but definitely sour-ish and not my thing.
Nero55 (476) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Amber/brown with medium off white head. Aroma of caramel and light Belgian notes. Medium body with some yeasty Belgian notes, caramel, and a hint of spice.
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared at game night, and tried alongside Lips of Faith Wild Dubbel. This had a more tawny body with a longer lasting, creamier head. Lots more yeast character here, quite estery. Slightly chewy malts, dark caramel, dates, marzipan, with nice yeasty spice character. Rustic, and although it is fairly simple, it had more Belgian character than the New Belgium brew.
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/6/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Poured dark amber with a tan head. Aromas are fruity and malty with caramel. Sweetness from dried fruit, alcohol, caramel and light on hops. Not bad.
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 (62) - 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 (33) - 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 (82) - 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 (1873) - 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 (527) - 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 (87) - 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.