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This clean, malty ale has a robust flavor with fruity, plum aromas. The carbonation balances the moderate sweetness from the malt, resulting in a dry and smooth finish. It pairs great with savory foods like barbecue, rich stews, grilled meats, and dark chocolate cake.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle:   Caramel, a little dirty and thick, moderate frothy sandy head, little lacing.   Barnish nose, in a musty whole wheat sense.   Sweet breadiness on the tongue, not heavy, a little whole wheat, musty fig, and nutty caramel.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not too deep or rich for a Dubbel.   Finishes quick, bready, witih some lingering nut and fig notes.   Not a big example, could be richer and heavier... or should I say, needs to be richer and heavier.   Fairly clean tho.   Happy it only gushed a little when I opened it.   Thanks for this one Bill!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drjay44 (2831) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2014
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. 7.2% ABV. Bottled !/08/2014. Pours a thick, gradually collapsing, light beige head, with Belgian lacing, over a clear, effervescent copper amber (SRM 17) body......nose is light plum, hints of raisin, sweet, minimal hops, balance to the malts.....taste is slightly sweet, with plum, raisin tones, light cereal, becoming dry, light bitterness on the finish, balance to the malts.....mouth feel, medium body, minimal alcohol warmth, slightly sticky, carbonation high with creamy sensations, light acidity. This is a pleasant beer, with reasonable balance between the malts and hops. It is not as malt rich and complex as the best in the style, and it is not as estery as some. A moderate re-work of the malt back bone (CaraMunich, CaraVienne), and perhaps a change of yeast should easily correct. BJCP 7/3/11/4/6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lownote (181) - USA - NOV 9, 2014
Pours a light brown into stemware from bottle (lighter than expected) with a quickly dissipating head. ery malty aroma along the lines of caramel. Nice sharp carbonation. Taste is a little spicy, with light amounts of bitter and a lot of sweetness. Very drinkable but doesnít compare to authentic belgians

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (14467) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark amber brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of plums, prunes. Taste is sweet dark fruit. Simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (4697) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
#2012 Vintage. Tanks to Uli for this one. 750 ml. bottle sampled @Modeste 2014. We let Roland from De Dochter van de Korenaar taste this one & he mentioned a long list of imperfections & got rid of this one. Uli was anything but a fan either. I do understand them because even if Iím not that good at naming brewing errors, this does not taste in any way imaginable as a Dubbel, weird barley wine is maybe what I would go for if I head to guess the style. This doesnít seem okay either to me. Either way dark amber, orange with no head. Nose sis sweet orange, strange spices, orange, something bit off. Taste is lightly tart, caramel, vanilla, weird off flavours, sweet sugar, yeasty, honey, boozy,Ö Fizzy. Drinks still but not too good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kraddel (4249) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
At Modeste 14 . Pours unclear amber, no real head. Smell is metallic , grainy, sweet . Taste is harsh , buttery , sweet. OK, not really balanced though .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Reddish brown colored, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is light date/raisin, some sugar, yeast. Medium bodied, moderate to low sweetness, itís ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (261) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Reddish amber with a little tan head. Malty, fruity aroma. Flavor is a little sweet with some spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11913) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Batch 008. Opened with a decent pop, releasing a plummy cloud of vapor. Pours copper with a 4 finger frothy head. Aroma is something like plum, raisin cake and treacle. Med body. Flavor is treacle, raisin, plum/prune and a hint of chocolate. Certainly not dry, but itís within a tolerable range of treacle. Iím of two minds about it, but it makes me eager to try something like a tripel. Likin this!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2569) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
Smell is raisins and light malt. Taste is thin, refreshing light rasiny malt. Not really sweet, which is nice. Thin and while on the lighter side flavorwise, it makes it drinkable for me since Iím not a huge fan of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (814) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014
Medium brown pour, off white head. Nose is malt. Sweet. Middle is toffee, malt, hint of orange. Finish is still a little sweet, but not as much as the front.

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