HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with hints of red. Moderate head. Aroma of dark malts, pepper, spice, alcohol, and raisins. Flavor is sweet, with raisins, spices and malts. Very nice, smooth mouthfeel. Why isn’t this rated higher?
charlotte (5192) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
coluor brown with a nice head who stays lond,has a fruit aroma and a sweet tast.But i like the blond better.
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
big corked bottle... this double is a little lighter and more carbonated than most. The flavors are all there... nutty, cloves, raisins... not bad, but the body should be much heavier. This went well with some pesto chicken and veggie pizza.
Stew41 (1941) - Phuket, THAILAND - JAN 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had mixed luck with the dubbels on this trip but this baby shaped up ok. Dark vienna lager style in colour with a very thin head. Attractive nose and taste of earthy / fruity malts, just a fraction cooked, but carries across the tongue quite tightly. Medium strength finish. Medium weight style with plenty of friendly character.
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle from LCBO gift pack. Translucent cinnamon brown with very little head - not very appealing-looking. Aroma of brown sugar, spice, and perhaps a little alcohol. Flavour is more restrained than expected, although it’s nicely balanced and has an appealing "feel" to it. Some malty sweetness, but there’s also a tart fruitiness, and a short hoppy finish. Much more subtle than their Blonde and Trippel.
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Strong molasses and brown sugar aroma. Cloudy dark brown color with moderate tan head. Sharp acidic taste up front with a light brown sugar and sour malt flavor. Nice beer but a bit on the rough side.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle - pours reddish brown with a big, mountainous off-white head. Aroma of spiced dark fruit, cloves, some yeast. Quite nice. Unfortunately, there’s not as much going on in the flavour - some sour apples, a bit tart, and fairly sweet. Some sharpness. Mouthfeel is nice, effervescent and frothy. Fairly uncomplex, especially put next to Westmalle Dubbel or Chimay, etc. What’s there is nice, but needs more body as it’s a bit thin. Reminscent of some english pale ales. Good stuff, but far from the Holy Grail.
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice murky brown potent looking appearance. Aroma is nice, but light. An average belgian abbey - which means it is still tasty and nice.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle. Light brown clear colour with little but nice head. Aroma of malt and fruit, also some roastedness. Very unspecial dubbel flavour, very classic little sweet with some roastedness and some fruity too.
Tranquillity (1875) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick beige head which stays all the way through the drinking process. Dark red/brown colour. Very harmonic bitterness, medium finish.