Noctilucus (100) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown with a burgundy tint and beige foam.
The nose is surprisingly strong, sweet, hints of red fruits.
The taste is pretty much like the smell but with something floral, sweet honey-like in there, vaguely reminiscent of the Proefbrouwerij’s Bloemenbier. Overall it’s the candy sugar and floral taste that dominate. Underneath that it’s all a bit watery.
The aftertaste is soft and sweet without being sugary, still floral honey.
Nice enough brew but lacks a bit of oomph.
Wolfbass (901) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vai di classica bruna belga, tra il cioccolatosoe il toffee. Si lascia bere bene, non sfigura dai...
JorgeLee (1174) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Moeder Fontainas. This was a very unusual dubbel, probably due to the unusual spice mix. It is sweet initially, malty, with caramel and treacle, along with something I couldn’t quite place (I guess the spices). Actually finishes drier, which makes it a bit more drinkable. Weird and I suspect may divide opinions, but I liked it.
Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown colour, reddish hue. White head. Light aroma, caramel, malts. Sweet flavour, caramel, apple, light malts. Quite light. Short finish.
(From 33cL bottle @ local pub, Moergestel)
no2Pencil (58) - ESTONIA - APR 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Colour is brown with medium tan head, that dissapears fast. Aroma is sweet, caramel. Taste is weird and a bit sweet. Flowers (lilac), fruits.
Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 l bottle at Old Brick’s Inn, Jyväskylä. Reddish brown color. Perfumed and flowery aroma with heavy dull earthy scent. Sweet flowery, earthy and herbal taste with rose, citrus, raisins and dark candy. The spiciness is very controversial, flowery and rose like at one hand, dull compost pile at the other hand. Interesting to taste but I won’t buy again.
ekstedt (5399) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (33 cl) from beerplanet.be. Hazy chestnut with small beige head. Strange perfumy aroma on a background of nutty, caramelly, and chocolatey malt aromas. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low bitterness.
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bevuta ieri sera per la prima volta! Non eccezzionale all’inizio, poi prenda quota nell’aroma e con in finale decisamente prolungato. L’odore e’ accattivante!
ogivlado (5666) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml. -from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam as Adelardus Trudoabdijbier Dubbel. Murky pale brown coloured, small to medium sized beige head, dried fruits and spices in the nose. Light roasted malt, dried fruits and caramel with too strong spicy presence. Pretty ordinary dubbel.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown coloured beer with a beige head that quickly faints away. Aroma of hazelnuts, spices and malts. Also some fruityness present. Flavour is full, unbalanced (too bad) but stays long on the tongue. Decent dubbel, could have become much more.