tfontana (694) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg pour at Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival. Aroma is Belgian yeast, fruity esters. Appearance is hazy brown pour with a little sparkle, tiny white head, nice lacing.Taste is as aroma--Belgian yeast and medium sweet citrus/fruity. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, lively carbonation. Overall, a nice representative of the style and one I will surely have again.
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beauteous deep gold -brown pour, nice off -white head. Aroma of candied sugar, molasses, figs and other fruit. Great flavor of brown sugar, figs and dates.
rgf001 (316) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Munich Tap House. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, toast but not as complex as Westmalle. Yeast esters and phenols are subdued, too clean. Does not smell like a belgian yeast fermentation. Appearance is perfect for a dubbel. Body is thinner than expected. Flavors of caramel, toast, plum, raisin, with yeast flavors very subdued. Dry finish. A different yeast or higher fermentation temperature may improve this beer.
dfearnley (1806) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Loads of apple, yeast, raisin bread, and sweet grape. Hazy dark amber with a frothy and long lasting 2 cm light tan head. Taste is vegetal, chocolate, dark fruits, yeast and bread. Lovely.
Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber, off white head. No lacing. Aroma is spice, slightly fruity. Flavor is nutty, malty, dark fruits, caramel, bitterness to finish. Kind of all over the place at the same time. Not a typical dubbel at all. Not a bad thing though.
jsnicholas (518) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2016 Bottle (12oz): Carmel color with one finger tan head. Aroma is subtle Belgian yiest,slightly fruity. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Take some carmel sweetness. Very smooth and enjoyable. Update 3/1/16. Loved it, changed from 3.9 to 4.0
SinH4 (3069) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful amber color with big beige head. Aroma is spicy, dark malts, Schwarzbrot. Taste is Schwarzbrot, good amount of spices, but the unusual ones. Can’t quite describe them. A bit of spruces maybe? Soft carbonation, feels almost like a Weizen. Slight tartness, but the dry malt dominates.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really great beer, malts and nutty flavor and aroma. Shy oak big walnut some macadamia nut. Very enjoyable. Only thing that doesn’t put it in 4.5+ is it lacks the fruitiness. Anyway still awesome brew.
rjplumer (1003) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry hints of chocolate and cherry.Brown body with a hint of cherry colored body. Dry malt cherry taste. Full bodied.
Quick3Beers (944) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark amber from a bottle, thick off-white head that retains. Aroma of vanilla, oak. Tastes like dark Belgian candi sugar, fading to some slight chocolate and hazelnut notes, good mix of bitterness in the end, finishes dry. Good beer.